Born in Pardubice in 1943.
M. Art RCA Design, Ak. mal. Jiří Šuhájek, dr. h. c.

1957-61   Secondary School of Glassmaking in Kamenicky Senov.
1964-68  Academy of Applied Arts in Prague , studio of Professor Stanislav Libensky
1968-71   Royal College of Art in London.

1962-64   Karlovarske sklo Moser, Glass works, Karlovy Vary
1971   Italy- Venini, Murano and Venice and in Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, Nederlands
1972-79   dizainer at the Moser glassworks, Karlovy Vary
1979-94  working as glass designer with the Institute of Interior and Fashion Design in Prague.
1993-02  artistic director, B.A.G. glassworks, Barovier and Toso, Vsetín
1999-09  teaching at the Middle Art and Industrial Glass  School, Valašské Meziříčí.
2009-10   teaching at the University of Tomas Bata, Zlín

1974   Best Design of the Year, Inst. of Ind. Design, Prague
1976   Gold Medal, Int. Exhibition of Glass, Jablonec n. Nisou
1976   Bavarian State Prize and Gold Medal. Munich
1979   Best Design of the Year, Inst. of Ind. Design, Prague
1980   Premio International, Valencia, Spain
1981   Best Design of Branch, Ministry of Industry of the CZ
1984   Honorary Prize, International Exhibition WCC, Bratislava, Slovak Republic
1985   Prize of the International Glass symposium, Susmuth
1985   Sonder Prize, 2nd Coburg Glass Prize, Coburg
1986   Best Design of Year. Ministry of Industry of the CZ
1986   Golden Star of Quality, BID, Madrid, Spain
1987   Gold Med. and Crystal Pyramid, Inst. Ind. Design Brno
1987   Gute Industrie Form, Frankfurt
1987   Crystal Pyramid, Institute of Industrial Design, Prague
1988   Best Design of the Year, Ministry of Industry, Prague
1995   Best Design of the Year, Design Centre of CzechRep.
1996   Czech National Design Prize, Best Design of the Year, Design Centre of CzechRep

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