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Anastasia & Pavel Kahotski

  • Nastassia Aleinikava Studio
  • Eyewear maker
  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • Master Artisan
Anastasia & Pavel Kahotski Eyewear maker
Contact
Czech, English, Russian
Hours:
Monday to Friday 11:00 - 19:00
Phone:
+420 608465546
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Finding inspiration everywhere

  • • The company is run by a married couple
  • • She makes jewellery, he makes glasses
  • • The glasses began life as Anastasia's diploma thesis

There is a real versatility in the work of Nastassia Aleinikava Studio. Some collections evoke past eras, some seem to come from the future; some express a solid link with nature, others seem to nod towards artificial technologies. Yet there's one uniting, striking feature at the core of the studio's work: a certain character which makes every piece distinctively theirs. It's like flicking through the diary of a rich mind which perceives the world in all its forms. "I look up and see a building that I've never noticed before, and I'm stunned. Inspiration is everywhere. Life itself is inspiring," says Anastasia Kahotski, whose nickname gives the studio its name. She founded the award-winning company in 2009 and was joined by her husband Pavel in 2016.

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Works

  • © Jana Šašková
  • © BoysPlayNice
  • © BoysPlayNice
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  • © Ondřej Přibyl
Photo: © Jana Šašková
The Hidden Language of Plants

This necklace was made especially for the exhibition The Hidden Language of Plants at the Prague National Gallery, which was about connecting the floral themes of traditional Asian art with contemporary art and design. The necklace was handcrafted in wood, silver, copper and horn, adorned with freshwater pearls and nephrite.

Length 60 cm
Width 15 cm
Depth 2 cm

Anastasia & Pavel Kahotski Eyewear maker
Photo: © BoysPlayNice
Eyewear

These glasses, handcrafted from high quality plant-based acetate, are part of Anastasia’s Collection #1, which is a continuation of her diploma project for which she received a prize. Each piece of the series is unique thanks to her jewellery-oriented methods of production.

Length 17 cm
Height 2 cm
Width 8 cm

Anastasia & Pavel Kahotski Eyewear maker
Photo: © BoysPlayNice
Eyewear

These glasses, handcrafted from high quality plant-based acetate, are part of Anastasia’s Collection #1, which is a continuation of her diploma project for which she received a prize. Each piece of the series is unique thanks to her jewellery-oriented methods of production.

Length 17 cm
Height 2 cm
Width 8 cm

Anastasia & Pavel Kahotski Eyewear maker
Photo: © BoysPlayNice
Eyewear

These glasses, handcrafted from high quality plant-based acetate, are part of Anastasia’s Collection #1, which is a continuation of her diploma project for which she received a prize. Each piece of the series is unique thanks to her jewellery-oriented methods of production.

Length 17 cm
Height 2 cm
Width 8 cm

Anastasia & Pavel Kahotski Eyewear maker
Photo: © Ondřej Přibyl
Baroque brooch

This brooch conveys Anastasia’s passion for baroque textiles, which amaze her for their complexity and intricate designs. She draws a parallel between the Baroque style of the 18th century – which was characterised by its exuberance and luxury in contrast to the extreme poverty of the people – and modern times, where the excess of cheap goods creates an illusion of wealth.

Width 12 cm
Height 14 cm
Depth 3 cm

Anastasia & Pavel Kahotski Eyewear maker

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