Martin Stefanek

Martin Stefanek

Glass Artists, Designer

Foto artist Martin Stefanek

Martin Stefanek belongs to the most talented Czech glass artists. By applying his extraordinary hand-craft skills he creates hot-shaped sculptures with unique express reaching a place hidden within ourselves: a place away from the mass-produced impersonal works of our time. Since the foundation of his studio in 2001 he works very close with G1PARTNERS, taking part in projects of  historical glass  reproductions for highly prominent clients.



  • High School of Applied Arts for Glassmaking, department Glassmaking, Zelezny Brod  (CZE)


  • Teacher – High School of Applied Arts for Glassmaking, department Glassmaking – crafts workshop teacher, Zelezny Brod  (CZE)


  • Martin  Štefánek  founded his own blown glass studio in Desna in Czech Rep.


  • LSD Letní skalářská škola (Summer glass workshop), Zelezny Brod (CZE)


  • Muzeum Karkonoske, Jelenia Gora (PL)


  • 100% Design, Shanghai (China)

2009, 2010

  • Maison&Objet, Paris (F)


  • Riedlova vila ( Riedl Villa), Desná (CZE)


  • MACEF, International glass exhibition, a collection of glass pens participation under Skloexport company, Milano (IT)

1992, 1996


Exhibition Zdenek Lhotsky & Associates 2017

Saturday 16 September 2017 from 17 hours – opening of Zdenek Lhotsky exhibition of glass Zdenek Lhotsky & Associates 2017 in renovated industrial space Kotelna in Železný Brod. The exhibition presents works of Zdenek Lhotsky, and five of his friends – artists who work in cooperation with his studio in Pelechov. The choice for the year 2017 shall include, in addition to the objects of Mr Lhotsky also works of Oldrich Plíva, Martin Hlubucek, Jaroslav Rona, Lucie Svitorkova and Rebeca Huerty (Mexico). All exhibited artist are connected with the choice of the glass melting, but all are comming with a unique concept of sculpture. Installation of their works together with industrial interior Kotelny creates special exhibition. Exhibition curator: PhDr. Sylva Petrová

Drawings & glass at BBLA New York 29 March – 22 April 2017

Zdenek Lhotsky is an extraordinary artist who seeks challenges others regard as dangerous in order to astonish everyone by mastering them. He is not interested in mainstream artistic movements and fashions, but prefers to go his own way. His interest in ornamentation and pattern or even both together are provocative. At the moment Lhotsky’s company is ensuring the execution of a glass sarcophagus weighing several tons for the Danish Royal family. It is not just for this reason that the April 2016 edition of the prestigious Wallpaper magazine listed him among the 12 most significant Czechs influencing the design world. (source Dr. Sylva Petrová, curator, Professor Emeritus, University of Sunderland, Great Britain)


Zdenek Lhotsky‘s Studio for kiln cast glass production at Pelechov in cooperation with G1PARTNERS organized an extraordinary exhibition of Zdenek Lhotsky, Oldrich Pliva, Jaroslav Rona  and guests Lucie Svitorkova  in a newly refurbished industrial building called “Kotelna” = boiler room in Zelezny Brod, Czech Republic. The exhibition is open from July  17th to October 15th 2016. For visit please call +420 773 790 136 or  +420 773 660 319.  

Zdenek Lhotsky at SOFA Chicago

From November 5th – 8th. 2015 exhibited ZDENĚK LHOTSKÝ his artworks at The Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design (SOFA) Fair in Chicago. Represented by G1 PARTNERS and in cooperation with AiBo Gallery, selected bowls created through authors exceptional, unique technique called Vitrucell attracted many visitors.