Born: June 14, 1949, Prague
Death: February 13, 2016, Prague
Prof. Dr. ing. Arch. Bořek Šípek - A world-renowned architect and designer (1949-2016) Court Architect of President Václav Havel , Czech Republic. Bořek Šípek, born in Prague in 1949 was a famous Czech architect and designer. He is known around the world for his rich style that has been described as Neo-Baroque, for which he is also known as the father of. Famous for his unique individual style, Šípek often experimented with strange shapes that gave the final appearance of opulence, hence the Father of the Neo-Baroque title. His designs of architecture and glass are well known throughout the world and his art is represented by offices in Prague, Amsterdam and Shanghai. Šípek had the honor of being the Prague Castle Court Architect under Václav Havel. Bořek Šípek held a Doctorate in Architecture from the Technical University of Delft, which he obtained in 1979. He taught in Prague and Vienna and was appointed Dean of the Architecture department at the Technical University of Liberec in 2005. He was presented with a variety of awards including the Dutch Kho Liang Ie Prize for design in 1989, the La Croix Chevalier dans l’ordre des Arts et Lettres by the French government in 1991 and the Talent De L´Originalite´ - Le Sommet du Luxe et de la Creation in 2005. He designed exteriors and interiors for lounges, office, retail and residential spaces in the Czech Republic, Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, Qatar, Lebanon, China and Japan.
Presents you with its hand-decorated products, the design of which is based on the application of metals in combination with coloured surfaces. This is a completely new technique of decorating glass products, with the possibility of applying motifs from the Art Nouveau period through to all styles that are prevalent in the 21st century.
We deal exclusively with handmade products and the application of original décor, the designer of which is Vlasta Voborníková, These products are successfully exported to 35 countries throughout the world. Our production technology is protected by patent at the Bureau of Industrial Property of the Czech Republic, whilst the fact that our products have been presented with a number of awards goes to show their major aesthetic and creative standards, as well as their utility.
Radka Linhartová started with ceramic work, under the influence of her stay in Japan, she began to focus exclusively on porcelain. She creates small utility objects (mugs, plates, sugar bowls, jars, teapots, etc.), which she designed under the influence of art deco, cubism and encounters with other cultures, she managed to create new decors and shapes and gradually build her unmistakable style.
Sans Souci Lighting
…to the cradle of glass‑making – to Bohemia where we are writing a story of harmony between glass and light. A story that began many centuries ago and that keeps treading its charming path while offering new opportunities. Following the tradition and precious heritage of master glass‑makers, we enrich it with new approaches, concepts, techniques and technologies that make it possible to push the limits beyond the seemingly impossible. Using fire and water, and combining craft and new technologies, our team of glass‑making enthusiasts creates works that, besides being functional, are an embodiment of beauty, express values and are sources of unforgettable experiences.