At Studio PLAYFORM, we specialize in designing and crafting unique spaces and objects. With care, effort to understand, and a touch of humility, we approach each project as a creative exploration, guided by sustainable principles such as hand craftsmanship, local sourcing, reuse, recycling, social responsibility, zero waste, and low-tech solutions. Our crafted collections are available for order in our SHOP. We also offer cooperation on individual projects.


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pendant lampshade from recycled paper

︎︎︎ CZK 2 800




Mate&Mate  

experimental candlestick object

︎︎︎ CZK 800




Slice of Rail

candle holder

︎︎︎ CZK 2 300








If you can't find what you are interested in, don't hesitate to contact us︎︎︎ studio.playform@gmail.com 





Sláva! the Design Hub


24/01/28

At the beginning of the year 2024 we designed and produced interior elements for the new Design hub in Prague - Celetná 12 called Sláva! From big light objects to pink jewelry display cases and tables.

All elements are primarily reused from material sourced from amazing @art_re_use based in Prague.

︎Atmospheric light in the entrance hall:
This 5m square object transforms the entrance hall into a more intimate chill zone. It can be dynamically adjust its brightness and character based on the position of the individual shading circles. 




︎Light installation for exhibition hall:
The object seems to effortlessely float in the air, resembling soft clouds. Upon closer view, the fabric as a subtle diffuser hidding electrical components. All you can see is a gentle glow, akin to a lone moon in the sky.



︎Pink showcases and tables:
Embracing sustainbility, these pieces are born from the reuse principle, crafted with residual MDF desk outcats sourced from Art Re Use.



If you want to see whole production process - go to playform instagram @playform_design


Paper is the new steel series S01


24/04/01

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lampshades launches the 'Paper is the new steel' project, which utilizes hand-crafted recycled paper to create thin and light yet structurally robust interior products. These products aim to replace 'new' metal items, which are not as sustainable from the perspective of energy demand, thereby promoting more responsible environmental practices.






Mate&Mate for good


24/02/14

Mate&Mate is the collection of candles that quite literally stand on their own feet. The project was made special for St.Valentines popup. The candles in the collection usually require each other to achieve optimal stability. This connection is not just an aesthetic or structural element, it also carries a profound meaning - reminding us that together, we are stronger, and mutual support propels us forward.

For this project we have partnered with non-profit organization Mistni Mistnim which provides free basic services to people in need in Prague.



NEIGHBOURS popups

23/10/02

At the end of 2023, we started a series of neighborhood pop-ups in Prague 7. The event supports the local community of creatives and their networking with each other, but also with potential customers. The events support not only the creators themselves but also the charity. On some pop-ups, the creators agreed to donate 20% of the profit to the Místní Místní charity and thereby support a good cause. We would like to continue this series of pop-ups and keep the creative fire going.





Book: Meter, a designer’s tool


21/02/10

The book 'Metre' follows the diploma thesis of Matěj Coufal and explores the current good practice in project design. The book is devided into several basic chapters: Puzzle, where is presented approach to designing objects, History, focusing on the development and application of measurement unit systems, and how they shaped objects, architecture, and our environment, Modulor, where is explored  the possible practical application of the anthropomentrics scale of proportions devised by  Le Courbisier, Anthropocentrism, further developing the previous chapter, where raises questions of proportions and aesthetics. Object, where it returns to the substance of a meter and contemplates how measuring instruments affects our perception of lenghts, Vizuality, which examines the aesthetic experience depending on the proportions and mathematical rules of visual perceptions, and much more...


The book cantains topic exploration of other authors: Iva potůčková, Adam Štěch, Jan Lukačevič and Evžen Šimera. 


still aviable in different book shops



Are you interested in cooperation? Feel free to cantact us︎︎︎studio.playform@gmail.com




What we do: Shop


We specialize in crafting authentic goods for personal and public spaces like homes, offices, cafes, restaurants etc.

With care, effort to understand, and a touch of humility, we approach each project as a creative exploration, guided by sustainable principles such as hand craftsmanship, local sourcing, reuse, recycling, social responsibility, zero waste, and low-tech solutions.

Whole process and life of products is important for us, thats why we try to give meaningfullness to each step of it. 


Our crafted collections are available for order in our E-SHOP. 





NEIGHBOURS laboratory


Our studio is a small creative space called “NEIGHBOURS laboratory” located at Haškova 4, Prague 7.

The space is mainly for our needs, but we also use it as a place for networking and presentations of local creatives or small workshops.





If you would be interested in cooperation, please contact us at studio.playform@gmail.com



What we do: Projects


Studio is also focusing on cooperations on all different and unusual projects.

Connecting design, lighting, commerce and entertainment.



If you would be interested in cooperation, please contact us at studio.playform@gmail.com





If you would be interested in cooperation, please contact us at studio.playform@gmail.com

Who we are?




MgA. Matěj Coufal
founder of PLAYFORM studio

I love to play and create spontaneously, in other hand feel responsible for bringing new objects alive and therefore honor a set of values. For now, I'm the only one behind the playform brand. However, since every project involves cooperation, dialogue, more brains or more hands, I write in the plural in every text.




Previous product references.


Products on the market I designed in cooperation with Eduard Herrmann:

Mobile for visually impaired ︎︎︎ CLASSIC 2 for Blindshell ︎︎︎ more ︎ HERE
Broom and dustpan ︎︎︎ RAY for Clap design ︎︎︎ more ︎ HERE
Coat rack ︎︎︎ SPAGHETTI for Master & Master ︎︎︎ more ︎ HERE
Lamp ︎︎︎ CAPSULE for Lucis - more ︎ HERE
Furniture ︎︎︎ BEND for Duro design - more ︎ HERE
Outdoor seating system ︎︎︎ CONIC for MMcité ︎︎︎ more ︎ HERE
Picnic table ︎︎︎ RAUTSTER for MMcité ︎︎︎ more ︎ HERE
Outdoor seating system ︎︎︎ PIXEL for MMcité ︎︎︎ more ︎ HERE
Bench ︎︎︎ VLTAU for MMcité ︎︎︎ more ︎︎︎ HERE
Litter bin ︎︎︎ BETTER for MMcité ︎︎︎ more ︎ HERE
Bike stand ︎︎︎ ELK for MMcité ︎︎︎ more ︎ HERE


Awards



2023
- Prize Designs for Modern Furniture and Lighting 2023 - Conic for MMcité
2021
- Red Dot design award - furniture BEND for Duro Design
2020
- Czech Grand Design - Grand designer of the year
- Czech Grand Design - Designer of the year
- GOOD DESIGN Award - Pixel for MMcité
2019
- Prague Designblok - The best diploma thesis (Metr)
- Prague Designblok - The best instalation of Designer (DIY)
- Red Dot design award - Pixel for MMcité
- BIGSEE product design award - winner - Pixel fo MMcité
- BIGSEE wood award - winner - Pixel for MMcité
- Czech Grand Design - Designer of the year - 2th place
2018
- Best in Design - Product desgin - 2th place
- EDIDA - Elle Decoration - The best furniture
- Czech Grand Design - Designer of the year - 2th place
2017
- GOOD DESIGN Award - Better for MMcité
- Prague Designblok - The best instalation of Designer
- IPR International Design Award - Furniture for Prague, 2th place






PLAYFORM © 2024
studio.playform@gmail.com
Haškova 4, Prague 7
Czech Republic