Very Rare Handmade Glass Candelier By Borik Sipek. Signed 13/200 pieces
Designer: Borik Sipek
Materials: Chromium-Plated Metal And Hand-Blown Glass
Measurements: Height 20 cm, Diameter 35 cm, 7 kg
Sculpture Glass Candelier By Borik Sipek. Signed 13/200 pieces
Bořek Šípek Born: June 14, 1949, Prague, Czech Republic. Died: February 13, 2016, Prague, Czech Republic
Czech designer and architect Bořek Šípek, whose name also resonated abroad, died on Saturday at the age of 66. Darts succumbed to pancreatic cancer. The maker, who emigrated to Germany as a 19-year-old in 1968, also returned to Czechoslovakia at the request of President Václav Havel and spent ten years as chief architect at Prague Castle.
"It is a bohemian and cosmopolitan with whom to capture the moment between Paris and Beijing, if you want to drink coffee," described Šípka Havel for the Czech television documentary. "It has its handwriting, you recognize it as soon as you see a certain type of lamp, pendant or the like in the window. You immediately know that it is Arrow or its imitator."
Glass is magical, cold and hot
The arrow, made famous in the world for its glass objects - vases, carafes, cups, lamps and candlesticks - felt more like the architect than the designer. He designed more than half a hundred buildings around the world. "I didn't study glass or design, I studied architecture. And my approach to designing and working with glass is more like the eyes of an architect. I am always looking for a concept and context. These are two important aspects of architecture, "said Šípek in an interview for the earch.cz portal." If glass doesn't work, it doesn't work. With architecture, you can't afford this. "
From the work of Bořek Šípek
The works of Bořek Šípek can also be seen in the Bořek Šípek Gallery in Bratislava in the Dessewffy Palace in Ľudovít Štúr Square.
Bořek Šípek lost both parents relatively quickly. When he was seven, his father and mother died nine years later. His guardian became the artistic glassmaker René Roubíček, the father of his classmate and a leading figure in Czech glass production, who also brought Šípka to the glass. "It is a material that embodies fragile beauty, purity, elegance, but at the same time rigidity, incomprehensibility. Glass is magic, cold and hot in one," explained Šípek a year and a half ago in an interview with Pravda.
After graduating from the art industry, Šípek emigrated to Germany with his sister as a 19-year-old. Here he studied architecture and philosophy. In the eighties he started working at the Italian furniture company Driade, where the now legendary Philipp Starck worked at the time. At the same time, Šípek moved to Amsterdam, where he founded the architecture and design studio Alterego.
Driad was gradually joined by other world companies and Šípek was part of a group of top world designers, which included Ingo Maurer and Ron Arad in addition to the aforementioned Starck. "In the 1980s, design settled at the art level, galleries stopped selling paintings and started selling design. To do this, it was necessary to produce stars. I started with Philippe in Driada sometime around 1984 and they have two Written about us in every magazine for years. Only when the name was right did they start producing products associated with the menu. Nowadays it is the other way around: products are more important than who makes them, and design is much more anonymous, "said Šípek in an interview with HOMiE.