Later Hanuš worked as a designer for Skloexport (1959-1960) after which he became the head designer at the Jablonecké sklárny (Jablonec Glassworks) up until his retirement (1961-1985). Afterwards he continued to cooperate with the glassworks and its designers as well as working as a glass artist on his own. In 1993 he received the Masaryk Academy of Arts Award for his contribution to art.
Unique pieces and sets designed by Václav Hanuš from the 1950’s to the 1970’s were selected for Design Desná exhibitation in 2017.
Each is an artistically sophisticated and timeless design rather than the initially intended nostalgic retro-style. Instead they meet all criteria for contemporary design. They are also imaginative yet functional. They tell a story and evoke emotions: not just about the period in which they were designed and the people who lived in that time, but also about us and how we view the world.