Given name: Miroslav Stibůrek
Place of birth: Benešov, Czech Republic
Residence: Barcelona, Spain
Date of birth: 05 April 1987
Miroslav Stibůrek, also known under his brand name Miroslavo, is a Czech artist, designer, photographer, inventor and entrepreneur.
He was born in 1987 in the Czech Republic in the town of Benešov. There he studied elementary school, from which he eventually switched to the International British School of Prague when he was 13 years old, where he graduated in English according to the curriculum of the International Baccalaureate. From there he continued his studies at a university in England. After completing his undergraduate and postgraduate studies, he returned to his hometown for some time, from where the wind carried him to Prague, where he worked for a few years before moving to Barcelona and devoting himself fully to his passions.
In 2016 and 2017, he won two 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 a leading company in the manufacture of window shading products. The final product for which Miroslavo created the design and collaborated on product development was first introduced at the world’s leading trade fair for roller shutters R+T Stuttgart in Germany at the beginning of 2018 and launched on the market the following September. In 2019, he also designed a wooden stand for the product.
Having picked up the ins and outs of new product development and engineering, he was then entrusted with the complete design of a wheelbarrow for an American startup with which he closely collaborated to design and develop their design concept. The final wheelbarrow design concept has also made it to the final round of the Red Dot Concept Award.
In 2020, he was contracted by a sustainable Barcelona-based startup that specialises in water filtration products and technology, to work on designing and developing a prototype of a new product concept for H2020 grant, redesigning and innovating current product development projects, building a sampling station for R&D purposes, generating new ideas and innovations, prototyping solutions and various short-term projects. In addition to realising and designing the ideas of others, he continues being engaged in the research and development of his own line of products.
As an artist, he began painting in 2016/2017 when he moved to Barcelona. In 2018, he exhibited his paintings at three Italian art fairs by a local gallerist. At the end of 2018, he also took part in a group exhibition at the Czech Museum of Art and Design. At the beginning of 2019, he began painting live with his easel at various locations in Barcelona. In the spring, he held a solo exhibition in his home, followed by another solo exhibition in Barcelona in a local bar at El Born in late summer. In autumn, he organises another solo exhibition, this time in the very centre of Barcelona in a local restaurant. In these moments also comes an important painting commission and the development of his new website and online store. The year is closed with a group exhibition in his hometown in the Museum of Art and Design.
In 2020, Miroslavo continues pursuing his artistic and entrepreneurial career by partnering up with a Barcelona based business club with which he made a live show performance on Valentine’s day and an art exhibition over the summer. They continue collaborating on various projects. Miroslavo plans to close the year with a group exhibition in an art gallery in Barcelona’s eclectic and charming Gràcia neighbourhood.
As a photographer, he has been capturing moments from his travels and life in Barcelona. He continues creating photographs mostly for himself. Photography provides him with an opportunity to capture a unique moment and make it live forever. Video is his latest endeavour and it enables him to communicate things that are not possible with other mediums.
Miroslavo has high hopes for the future of his career. As a designer and inventor, he would like to continue working with manufacturers, inventors, start-ups and passionate people to bring their ideas to life, and where he can grow and apply his talent. As an artist, he hopes to be able to exhibit his paintings in many places around the world and share his passion, love and dedication for the craft.
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.
International Design Awards
2020 — 26 November – 03 January — Exposición Colectiva Internacional, Miluna Art Gallery, Barcelona
2020 — 27 June – 25 September — (Esp)eranza, Business Club 23, Barcelona, Spain.
2020 — 14 February — Live Painting Performance, Valentine’s Day, Club 23, Barcelona, Spain.
2019 — 27 November – 31 December — Exhibition of Regional Artists, Museum of Art and Design, Czechia
2019 — 13 September – 13 October — Art i Sushi amb Miroslavo, Karuma, Barcelona, Spain.
2019 — 28 July – 04 August — Arte y Vino con Miroslavo, Narciso, Barcelona, Spain.
2019 — 13 April – 30 August — Exposed at Balmes, Barcelona, Spain.
2018 — 29 November – 30 December — Exhibition of Regional Artists, Museum of Art and Design, Czechia
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.
2017 — 8-31 October — 40×40 Exhibition, Budapest, Hungary.
2017 — 22-23 September — Exhibition at “FOAID – Festival of Architecture and Interior Designing Conference”, Mumbai, India.
2017 — 6-26 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.
Ruta Virtual – Artistas en confinamiento (Castellano)
Tiempos de confinamiento
Barcelona Cultura – Barcelona.cat (Castellano)
Una exposición individual de Miroslavo.
Magazine of shading technology (in Czech)
Original design created by Miroslavo
Mujdum.cz (in Czech)
Interiérová roleta Larra
Dumabyt.cz (in Czech)
Zaujalo nás v okolí domu
Nová interiérová roleta Larra
The design of the roller shutter Larra from Isotra was created by Miroslavo
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
2005-2009 – Bachelor and Master of Science from the University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom.
2000-2005 – The British International School of Prague
A’Design Award Winner 2017 for the Flourishing Shot Glass awarded by the A’ Design Award & Competition and International Design Academy.
A’Design Award 2017 Runner-Up in the Beauty, Personal Care and Cosmetic Products Design Category in 2016.
A’Design Award Winner 2016 for the SLIXY Watch awarded by the A’ Design Award & Competition and International Design Academy.
Red Dot Design Concept 2019 Shortlisted for Wheelbarrow
Member of International Design Club, International Associations of Designers, Alliance of International Business Associations, World’s Leading Designers, World Design Consortium and CzechTrade Designers.
Joan Miró, Leonardo da Vinci, Antoní Gaudí, Piet Mondrian, Yves Saint Laurent, Ray Charles, J.M.W. Turner, Philippe Starck, Frida Kahlo, Jackson Pollock, Vincent Van Gogh
Miroslavo speaks Czech, English and Spanish.
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.
Imagine your future as a blank canvas. What are you going to paint on it?
The simplest creation is the one that is the most difficult to achieve, but provides the purest level of beauty.
Through creation, one gives rise to happiness.
Creating a design offers control, creating art offers freedom.