Biography

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Professional name: 
Miroslavo
Given name: Miroslav Stibůrek
Place of birth: Benešov, Czech Republic
Residence: Barcelona, Spain
Date of birth: 05 April 1987

Miroslav Stibůrek, professionally known as Miroslavo, is a Czech designer, photographer, inventor, and artist.

He was born 32 years ago 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 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 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 collaborates to design and develop their first product.

As an artist, he began painting in 2016/2017 when he moved to Barcelona. In 2017, he was discovered by an Italian gallery in Padua, which in 2018 exhibited his paintings at Italian art fairs. 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 studio, followed by another solo exhibition in Barcelona in El Born in late summer. At this point, he also co-founded a community for emerging artists in Barcelona. In autumn, he organises another solo exhibition, this time in the very centre of Barcelona. In these moments also come important commissions and the launch 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.

Miroslavo has high hopes for the future of his career. As a designer and inventor, he would like to continue working with manufacturers to bring his ideas and talent to life as well as to 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 traveling 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

Exhibitions

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.

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

Karuma, Barcelona (Castellano)
Art i Sushi amb Miroslavo

Barcelona Cultura – Barcelona.cat (Castellano)
Una exposición individual de Miroslavo.

Magazine of shading technology (in Czech)
Original design created by Miroslavo

Mojdom (in Slovak)
Na jeseň tohto roku uviedla spoločnosť ISOTRA na trh látkovú roletu, ktorú navrhol svetoznámy český dizajnér Miroslavo

Mujdum.cz (in Czech)
Interiérová roleta Larra

Dumabyt.cz (in Czech)
Zaujalo nás v okolí domu

Primažena.cz (Czech)
Nová interiérová roleta Larra

Bydleni.cz (Czech)
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

See full press appearances of Miroslavo

Education

2005-2009 – Bachelor and Master of Science from the University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom.

2000-2005 – The British International School of Prague

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 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.

Honorary Memberships

Member of International Design Club, International Associations of Designers, Alliance of International Business Associations, World’s Leading Designers, World Design Consortium and CzechTrade Designers.

Influence

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

Languages

Miroslavo speaks Czech, English and Spanish.

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.
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.