Traditional joinery of design furniture
Jan Ficek Dřevovýroba, established 1946
ING. ARCH. TEREZA ŠAŠKOVÁ
Tereza Šašková has been involved in architecture and design since the beginning of her studies at the Faculty of architecture of CTU. During her studies, she studied in studios led by Czech top architects, such as Ing. akad. arch. Jan Šépka or prof. Ing. arch. Ladislav Lábus, Hon. FAIA, where she also graduated. As she says: „Study at Faculty of architecture led me primarily to independence and to creative and inventive thinking and moreover taught me, that every task is solvable.“
For the development of her knowledge and broadening horizons she participated in several interships. For example, she attended one semester of Interior Architecture at the Cork Institute of Technology in Ireland, or at the Politecnicno di Milano in Italy she completed an intensive course focused on low energy and sustainable buildings.
The greatest experience for her, however, was the work of the Viennese architectural office Coop Himmelb(l)au, where she was confronted not only with large international team, but also large international projects with the founders of deconstructivism.
After returning to the Czech Republic she began to work with top specialist such as Bořek Šípek, which enabled her to participate in a very interesting and diverse projects.
Now as an freelance architect and designer, she specializes mainly in interior design and custom furniture. She has also experience in reconstruction of historic buildings, new buildings or exhibiton design.
In her portfolio a variety of clients can be found, from small businesses to large companies. However, all contracts are treated with the same enthusiasm. Because every investor who shares the joy of a project is a satisfaction for her.
„Architecture is a very creative and vibrant discipline that every day brings new challenges. My main goal is to provide professional services that are based on intensive communication with clients, design of functional and distinctive solutions, precision and attention to detail, because „Architecture must burn!“.“
ING. ARCH. TEREZA ŠAŠKOVÁ
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PROF. DR. ING. ARCH. BOŘEK ŠÍPEK
The architect and designer Bořek Šípek (born 1949, died 2016 in Prague) studied Furniture Design at the School for Arts and Crafts in Prague, Architecture at the University of Applied Arts in Hamburg and Philosophy at the Technical University in Stuttgart. He obtained his Doctorate Degree in architecture at the Technical University of Delft in 1979. In 1990 he became the Professor of Architecture at the Prague Academy of Applied Arts, from 1996 to 2004 he was the Professor of Architecture in Vienna at the Academy of Applied Arts and in 1998 he was appointed the Court Architect by President Václav Havel. From 2005 to 2011 he was the Dean of the Faculty of Architecture at the Technical University in Liberec, Czech Republic.
Šípek’s architectural works can be found throughout the world, and have garnered several major awards; he has also created designs for numerous manufactories, including Cleto Munari, Driade, Karl Lagerfeld, Sawaya & Moroni, Vitra, Manufactures Nationales de Sevres, Swarovski, Wittmann, Sugahara Glass, and Anthologie Quartett.
Bořek Šípek’s work has been featured in numerous solo exhibitions at leading international museums and art galleries, including e.g. the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Lyon, France (1987), the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (1991), the Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany (1992), the Narodní Museum (the National Museum), Prague, Czech Republic (1998), the Haar Galery, Paris, France (2005), the National Art Museum, Shanghai, China (2006), and the Placa D’Or, Paris, France (2008). His work can be found in the permanent collection of many museums worldwide, including the Corning Museum of Glass, New York, the Denver Art Museum, the Museum for Decorative Art, Prague, Czech Republic, the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, the Design Museum, London, UK, and the Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche, Faenza, Italy.