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The Exhibition of contemporary Bulgarian design TAKE AWAY SOFIA / New identity for souvenirs through design / is in the gallery of the Czech Centre Prague from October 25 to November 19, 2016.

Take Away Sofia is an exhibition presenting prototypes for a new identity for Sofia’s souvenirs, the Bulgarian capital. The design objects are realized by 8 of its prolific and talented designers working in various design fields like graphic and product design, fashion, illustration and jewellery design.

The current state of abundance of souvenirs in Sofia is a stereotyped reflection of forms and ideas created a long time ago with inadequate reference towards contemporary design. “Although they are an important part of the national souvenirs’ tradition, it is vital to present new approaches on the theme”, say the curators of the project from Studio Komplekt. 

Studio Komplekt is a creative team for cultural management. The studio tells stories, produces and presents contemporary developments in design, art and architecture by publications, exhibitions and content, online and live. Komplekt supports the Bulgarian visual culture and aims to strengthen the connection between the creative industries, business, cultural institutions and the audience, and the consumer.



The exhibition is held within the framework of design and fashion show Designblok 2016.