Maria Nina Václavková

White Sheep


prague / czech republic


Academy of Arts Architecture and Design in Prague

Graduation year


I focus on footwear design and design of accessories. Currently I am on internhip at EKN footwear and I am one of the finalist at Festival Hyeres - 34th International Festival of Photographie, Fashion and Fashion Accessories. Sustainable shoe - concept OffCuts was awarded as Discovery of the Year 2018 at Czech Grand Design Awards 2018 and also as Best New Product by Designer at Designblok Awards 2018. 
I have completed my MA degree in the Studio K.O.V. (Concept Object Meaning) lead by Eva Eisler at Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. For my BA degree I graduated in the studio of Design of Footwear and Accessories at Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Art and Design, University of Western Bohemia. I was an intern as a designer assistant at Atelier du Sartel Paris in 2016.

 In 2014 I won The Talent of Design International Competiton. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York asked The Rectangle shoes to be placed in their permanent collection. Under my own project mule, I design shoes for homewear, hand manufactured in cooperation with the local producers in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. I won the Outstanding Student Design 2017 award - Czech International Award for Student Design for the mule shoes and I was also nominated at Talente 2018, International Design and Craft Competition in Munchen. I was part of designers collective _ dry milk of virgin mary. Our specific visual combine formally innovative minimalism, vegan etics and passion for structures and haptic surfaces.