The sculptor worked on it NON-CONTINUOUSLY for almost a week

Illustrative image for the article Unique installation for the initiative World without smoke: The sculptor worked on it for almost a week NON-CONTINUOUSLY

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Already the French painter Henri Matisse aptly pointed out that “creativity requires courage”. Slovak designer Boris Klimek also took a similarly bold step.

Already the French painter Henri Matisse aptly pointed out that “creativity requires courage”. Slovak designer Boris Klimek also took a similarly bold step.

Illustrative image for the article Unique installation for the initiative World without smoke: The sculptor worked on it for almost a week NON-CONTINUOUSLY

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He created a timeless installation called “The past through the eyes of the future”, which is full of symbolism and a desire for change. From studying the task, through the creation of several sketches to virtual and later real materialization, the installation went through an action path. However, the result is definitely worth it and will definitely make you think about the future. Adult visitors can explore Boris Klimek’s work at the World Without Smoke laboratory in Donovaly until September 5, 2022.

Boris Klimek about the installation:

My object designed for the Smoke-Free World initiative represents a kind of symbolic insight into the future and the archaeological discovery presented by the excavations of objects called ashtrays at that time. These objects are dated around the end of the 20th century. In any case, the society had already undergone a significant change in lifestyle, and archaeologists of the time describe these vessels as belonging to the ancient past. An ordinary ashtray thus becomes a kind of ancient and no longer needed imprint of time, a symbol of change, evolution and progress of mankind. This object and its symbolism is also a challenge to ourselves: We live in the future, not in the past.

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About cooperation for the Smoke Free World initiative

This project immediately appealed to me and I knew that I wanted to participate in it for several reasons. I saw in it an opportunity to design not only an interesting art object, but also that through it I can resell a certain idea, enlightenment or message. As a designer, I design products or objects with a clear function, but in my opinion, the idea and symbolism is often just as important as the form and function itself. At the same time, I am very close to conceptual approaches and overlaps, which I try to apply across my work. This abstract assignment was therefore very attractive and rewarding for me. Last but not least, I am also a supporter of the whole idea and philosophy of the Smoke Free World initiative, as I myself got out of the stinking grip of smoke a few years ago thanks to innovative products.

Interesting things from production and installation:

The installation by Boris Klimek, including the packaging material, weighs approx 400 kg.

It cooperated in production 17 people:

  • 2 glass makers
  • 1 electrician
  • 3 carpenters
  • 3 locksmiths
  • 1 designer
  • 3 production
  • 4 people for moving and handling

8 strong persons are required for installation and uninstallation.

Sculptor Ján Padyšák worked almost to fill the installation week continuously.

The hardest part was figuring out how to get everything inside.

Explaining why he needed so many different types of clay, ashtrays and all the other items was quite “fun”.

Ján Padyšák dug the clay in different places to get as many different colors of the earth as possible.

He dried the soil in the strong sun, but the rain made the preparation of the installation time-complicated.

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Boris Klimek BIO

Boris Klimek graduated from the Zlín Studio of Product and Conceptual Design at the University of Applied Arts in Prague. During his studies, he completed an internship in England, Slovakia, or in the Prague Product Design Studio led by designers Olgoj – Chorchoj. In the field of design, he won numerous awards and his products found their way into the permanent collections of museums and galleries such as the Shanghai Museum of Glass, the Center Pompidou modern art gallery in Paris, and the Czech Center in New York. His lamps decorate, for example, the Au fudge restaurant of Hollywood stars Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake, the Four Seasons Hotel in Miami. The Lollipop lighting collection for Lasvit was included in the top five trends of Milan Design Week in 2017 according to The Wall Street Journal. The Dezzen portal listed them alongside lamps from world design stars among the ten best lamps from the entire fair.

Boris currently works in Prague, where he works in product and interior design. In his work, he tries to find certain conceptual overlaps, games and stories. He tries to make his design not only functional, but above all poetic, playful and able to stimulate human imagination and emotions.

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About the initiative World without smoke

A world without smoke is an initiative of the Philip Morris company aimed at raising awareness about the harmful effects of smoking. The goal of this initiative is to familiarize adult smokers and their loved ones with research and scientific knowledge about modern nicotine alternatives that help improve the quality of life by eliminating cigarette smoke. Current scientific knowledge in this area is presented to the public in an understandable form to help them understand and build confidence in less harmful alternatives to smoking traditional cigarettes. It includes a virtual and mobile laboratory that uses state-of-the-art technology and original, tailor-made elements that demonstrate to visitors the harmfulness of cigarette smoke and at the same time provide information on smoke-free solutions.

“We believe that every adult smoker has the right to access scientifically based information about smokeless alternatives, which are demonstrably a better choice for their health compared to traditional cigarettes. That is why, in an effort to inform the wider public about the results of scientific progress in this field, we have presented the Smoke Free World initiative. Through it, we try to clearly explain to adult Slovak smokers the difference between burning and heating, what burning entails and why it is time to consider better alternatives. The most modern technologies of the 21st century give us this chance today, and I am glad that visitors to the laboratory Svet byt dymu near the Nová Hoľa cable car in Donovaly will also have this opportunity.” says Andrea Gontkovičová, CEO of Philip Morris for the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.

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In a laboratory environment, adult visitors learn about the main risks associated with smoking regular cigarettes and what happens during the process of burning tobacco. They will also learn the main facts about nicotine, as well as the principles of modern smokeless alternatives to classic cigarettes and the differences between them. They are accompanied by a virtual popularizer of science, Professor Dohorel, who explains the facts to them in a series of thematic videos.

The original laboratory developed in the Czech Republic uses the most modern technologies, such as digital x-rays and holographic boxes. The use of Motion Capture technology is particularly exceptional, thanks to which the character of Professor Dohorel himself comes to life. Actor Peter Gecík lends his voice and movement, while this technology is used to record the movements of his body and head, which are then transferred to a pre-created digital model. In the case of the World without smoke, the use of Motion Capture thus extends to the possibility of a live conversation with a virtual character. You can also find the world without smoke and Professor Dohorel at www.svetbezdymu.sk.

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