Denisa Strmiskova Sets a Dramatic Stage in Pro Arte’s Prague Office
Denisa Strmiskova has an MA in scenography education from the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, so it’s no surprise that her office design for the art dealer, Pro Arte, took a turn for the dramatic. The setting itself could not be more spectacular: three rooms totaling 1,300 square feet within the baroque Wroclaw Palace. “I studied historical sources around Paris art salons and studios as Pro Arte’s clients have links there,” Strmiskova says. “I was looking for continuity and the possibility of transferring it to something contemporary.”
The result is a kind of modern art salon, with walls of gray sand, deep green, and dark claret serving as stage for the art itself. Audience seating includes blue and pink velvet sofas and poufs in sapphire and jade. Modern gems by Arne Jacobson and Jaime Hayon add a modern touch. “I chose pieces and materials that will ‘talk’ with the paintings,” she says. A theatrical dialogue, perhaps?