Bořek Šípek, Czech architect and designer dies aged 66
Bořek Šípek, GOOD DESIGN winner and Czech architect and designer best known for his flamboyant glassware and furniture, has died in Prague aged 66.
The Chicago Athenaeum President Christian Narkiewicz-Laine calls Šípek “one of the most brilliant global design stars who played a pivotal role in saving the Czech hand-made glass industry.” “His glass exhibitions at the Salone di Mobile in Milan during the early 1990’s remain profoundly provocative and gave tremendous rise to the new Baroque design and architecture in the following decades.”
European Prize for Architecture 2015
The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design Announcing the 2015 Laureate - Santiago Calatrava - Spain/Swiss
One of the world's foremost visionary, utopian, and iconic architects today, Santiago Calatrava Valls, has been named as this year’s recipient of the European Prize for Architecture, awarded by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design, together with The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.