Jan Kloss and Jakub Korouš

Designers of the BOTAS 66 brand

19.11.2015 / 6pm

Our VALS speakers Jan Kloss and Jakub Korouš are the designers and initiators of the BOTAS 66 brand. Their stores are places where you can not only try on and buy all models from the current collection, but also look into the archives, learn about the materials and reveal the magic of one of the icons of Czech design.

In 2008 Kloss and Korouš were students of graphic design at the Prague Academy of Arts and Design (AAD). For their project they took a piece of classic Czechoslovak design, Marcel Scheinpflug's Botas Classic running shoe, and presented it in a completely new visual style and packaging. They won first place with the project in the European Design (ED) Awards, and shortly afterwards entered into cooperation with Botas. In 2009 they introduced their first collection, presented under its own name BOTAS 66.

Since then the company has gone from strength to strength, with BOTAS 66 products chosen to represent the Czech Republic at many international exhibitions including Milan Design Week, 100% Design in London and Brussels Design September.

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