Havel’s Place is a memorial dedicated to Václav Havel. It comprises two chairs linked by a round table with a tree growing through its centre. The installation of Havel’s Places is a worldwide project initiated by the Czech ambassador to the US, Petr Gandalovič, and the architect and designer Bořek Šípek. The aim of the project is to create a network of places in public spaces that can contribute to meeting and the holding of genuine dialogue – places where it will be possible to hold discussions and reflect in the spirit of the ideals and philosophy of Václav Havel.
(Václav Havel Library)

Havel’s Place has the symbolic form of two armchairs and a table beneath a linden, the Czech national tree.

The first Václav Havel Bench was installed in 2013 in Washington. A year later, the fourth bench was created, in Maltese Square in Prague.

Created by Bořek Šípek inspired by the life and work of playwright, dissident and politician Václav Havel. In cooperation with the Václav Havel Library and with the kind permission of the Dagmar and Václav Havel Foundation Vision 97. With the support of the Prague City Hall and the Prague City Gallery, on 1 May 2014, on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Czech Republic’s accession to the EU.