Bořek Šípek is a Czech architect and designer. He is particularly devoted to the work with glass. He was born on June 14, 1949 in Prague. In 1968, he emigrated to Germany and studied at the School of Fine Arts in Hamburg. In 1983 he moved to Amsterdam where he opened his own design studio. In 1990, he was appointed professor at the School of Applied Arts in Prague. Sipek collaborates with numerous publishers such as Driade, Alessi, Scarbas, Vitra and Neotu. He is known throughout the world for his whimsical and colorful neo-baroque creations. Borek Sipek passed away in 2016.
Jasper Morrison was born in 1959 in London. He is one of the most famous British designers. In 1982 he graduated from Kingston Polytechnic Design School in London and from the Royal College of Art in London in 1985. He completed his studies in Berlin with a scholarship from the University of the Arts in 1986. He first came to prominence with the clear concepts of his installations "Reuters News Center" at documenta 8 in Kassel and "Some new items for the home" at the DAAD Gallery in Berlin; these present objects with strongly purified lines in reaction to the formal exuberance of postmodernism. He attracts attention with his functional and sober furniture as the antithesis of the demonstrative and colorful pieces that launched Memphis.
In 1986, he set up his studio in London. He began working for brands such as SCP, FSB, Vitra and Cappellini, then Alessi, Flos and Magis. He also created pieces for Neotu and the Kreo Gallery. In 1995, he was selected to design the Hanover tramway. He was awarded the title of "Designer of the Year 2000" at the Paris Design Fair and the title of Royal Designer for Industry in 2001 in London. Today, Jasper Morrison is considered a major figure in contemporary design and his work can be found in the collections of many museums.