Born in Prague in 1949, Borek Sipek studied interior design and architecture in Europe. In 1983 he moved to Amsterdam where he opened an architecture and design studio. Since then, he has received numerous prestigious awards for his spectacular and imaginative baroque style, like the “Croix Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres” from the French government in 1991, and the “Prins Bernard Fons Prize for architecture and the applied arts” in 1993.
His work is included in private collections as well as in museum collections all around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Corning Museum of Glass in New York and the Denver Art Museum.
Borek Sipek is currently working on the design of a memorial dedicated to the victims of slavery in Senegal. This project is under the patronage of Oprah Winfrey and Barack Obama.
List of achievements since 2002:
2005 Appointed as dean at Architecture department at the Technical University of Libere
2005 Awarded ´Talent De L´Originalite´ - Le Sommet du Luxe et de la Creation
CSA – VIP salon in Prague airport (´04,´05); Hotel Reflection in Bangkok (´04); Extention of Neruda hotel in Prague (´05, ´06); Lightening in entrance hall in Opera – Beograd (´05); Shu Uemura – project Shu Sanctuary – Spy, Tokyo (´06), Glass ceiling to Hotel in Hiroshima (´06), Spa – Yuyuan Hotel Shanghai (´06, ´07)
2005 Solo exhibition at the ´Haar Galery´ in Paris, France
2006 Solo exhibition at the ´National Art Museum´ in Shanghai, Chiba
Solo exhibition at the ´Drents Museum´ in Assen, The Netherlands
Solo exhibition in Gent, Belgium
Solo exhibition at the Gallery Le Bain 'Crystal Feast ', Tokyo, Japan
2007 Solo exhibition at the ' Yamasoto Art Gallery, Japan
2008 Solo exhibitions ' Animalie' , Jablonec n.N., Stribro, Ostrava, Czech Republic
Solo exhibition ' Jménem pramenÅ¯' , Karlova Vary, Czech Republic
Solo exhibition ' Placa D'Or', Paris, France
2009 Exhibition "Arcimboldo" at Salone dell Mobile Milano, Italy
2010 Exhibition "Spazio in the Crystal Rainforest" at Salone dell Mobile Milano, Italy
Exhibition "Talking Glass in New York", Czech Center, New York, USA