Biography

Miroslavo

Professional name: Miroslavo

Given name: Miroslav Stibůrek, born to Miroslav and Hana Stibůrkovi.

Place of birth: Benešov, Czech Republic

Residence: Barcelona, Spain

Date of birth: 05 April 1987

Artistic signature:

Miroslavo is a Czech designer, engineerphotographer and artist. He has dedicated his life to exploring his passion for aesthetics, technology, sociology, philosophy, the pursuit of happiness and creativity.  

He was born 31 years ago in Czechia. From there, he went on to study university in England, and then work in Prague for a couple of years, before finally coming to Barcelona.

In 2016 and 2017, he won two consecutive product design awards given by the International Design Academy and the A’Design Award & Competition. This elevated him into the spotlight and gave him a life-changing chance to be discovered by industry leaders as a talented designer.

After receiving the design awards, his creations started being exhibited all over the world and he went on to work with ISOTRA, a technological innovator in window shading. The final product for which Miroslavo created the design and collaborated on the product development was first introduced at the world’s leading trade fair for roller shutters R+T Stuttgart in Germany at the end of February 2018 and launched on the market the following September.

Having picked up design engineering skills in his last project, he was recently entrusted the complete development of a new product for an American start-up, this time in human-powered vehicles.

As an artist, he started painting in 2016/2017. The same year, he was discovered and signed by an Italian gallerist who has been managing part of his art in Italy ever since. The first exhibition Miroslavo appeared in was the Bergamo Arte Fiera, Italy in January 2018.

Miroslavo has high hopes for the future of his career. As a designer and engineer, he would like to continue working with inventors, entrepreneurs, manufacturers and start-ups so he can bring his ideas and talent to life and improve people’s lives. As an artist, he hopes to be able to exhibit his artwork in many places around the world while also enjoy the travelling that comes with it.

If you were to describe Miroslavo’s true nature, it’s that of the Renaissance man. A student of unquenchable curiosity with a feverishly inventive imagination. His thrive for knowledge, the exploration of all his abilities and boundless childlike creation is what makes him a man on a journey.

There is no better way to live an original life than by doing what you truly love.
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International Design Awards

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International Exhibitions

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Languages

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Patents

Exhibitions

2018 — 29-30 September & 5-7 October — Art Parma Fair, Hall 7, Booth 88, Padova, Italy.

2018 — 16-18 March — Vernice Art Fair, Forlì, Italy.

2018 — 13-15 January — BAF Bergamo Arte Fiera, 14° edition at Bergamo (BG), Italy.

2018 — 26 December ’17 – 20 March ’18 — Utopa International Design Exhibition, ShenNonTaiYangCheng Zhuzhou City, China.

2017 — 26 December ’17 – 20 March ’18 — Utopa International Design Exhibition, ShenNonTaiYangCheng Zhuzhou City, China.

2017 — 5-7 November — Shenzhen International Industrial Design Fair, Shenzhen, China.

20178-31 October — 40×40 Exhibition, Budapest, Hungary.

201722-23 September — Exhibition at “FOAID – Festival of Architecture and Interior Designing Conference”, Mumbai, India.

20176-26 June — Exhibition at MOOD, Ex Chiesa di San Francesco, Como, Italy.

2016 — Exhibition at “MOOD” Ex Chiesa di San Francesco, Como, Italy.

2016 — Exhibition at Bologna Design Week, Italy.

2016 — Samorosti Art Exhibition NOD Prague, Czech Republic.

2016 — Exhibition at Cube Design Museum, Kerkrade, Netherlands.

2016 — Exhibition at Shenzhen International Design Fair, China.

2016 — Exhibition at Festival of Architecture and Interior Designing Conference The Lalit Mumbai, India.

2016 — Exhibition at Festival of Architecture and Interior Designing Conference Hotel Lalit Exposition Center, India.

2016 – Exhibition at Espacio Ricardo Lorenzo, Gallery of the College of Architects of Cantabria, Spain.

Miroslavo in Media

Miroslavo for ISOTRA a.s. (English)
Product Launch of the New Larra Window Blind Designed by Miroslavo

Miroslavo for iLoveCreatives (English)
Interview with Miroslavo about his creative work 

Sharing the story of failure, reinvention, and success with Flylancer (English)
Opportunity knocks when you hit rock bottom

A’Design Award & Competition (English)
A’Design Award and Competition Press Release 2017

Dama Online (Czech)
Czech designer celebrates worldwide success

Design Cabinet (Czech)
Miroslav Stiburek received the renown A’Design Award

Culture Net (Czech)
Miroslav Stiburek receive the A’Design Award

Art and Design Magazine (English)
The minimalistic Slixy watch by Miroslavo

Interview with Editor Frank Scott (FS) from DesignPRWire (English)
Miroslav Stiburek for A’ Design Awards and Competition

Influence

Joan Miró, Leonardo da Vinci, Antoní Gaudí, Piet Mondrian, Yves Saint Laurent, Ray Charles, J.M.W. Turner, Philippe Starck, Frida Kahlo

Languages

Miroslavo is fluent in English and Czech. He also speaks intermediate Spanish and has recently started learning Catalan.

Patents

SLIXY® Wrist Watch. Czech Republic 36997. Issued March 2017. Inventors: Miroslav Stibůrek

Education

2000-2005 – The British International School of Prague

2005-2009 – University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom finished with a Master of Science

Awards

A’Design Award Winner 2017 for the Flourishing Shot Glass awarded by the A’ Design Award & Competition and International Design Academy.

A’Design Award Winner 2016 for the SLIXY Watch awarded by the A’ Design Award & Competition and International Design Academy.

Quotes, Sayings and Miroslavophy

Loving a soulmate is like skydiving without knowing whether your parachute will open or not.
The best source of inspiration is my subconscious.
There is no better way to live an original life than by doing what you truly love.
Interesting things happen when you are willing to expose your stupidity and failures.
The more I know, the more I notice that there is still a lot in the world that I don’t and may never know - a finding that puts me in a completely free state of mind.
Creating beauty is my medicine.
Life is an infinite journey of self-improvement and growth.
The moment we think we are the best is the moment we start to deteriorate.
When mankind stops taking risks, it becomes extinct.

Portraits of Miroslavo