born in 1949 Prague, Czech Republic
. in 1964-68 studied furniture design at the School for Arts and Crafts in Prague.
. in 1968, moved to Germany.
. studied architecture at the University of Applied Arts in Hamburg in 1969-1974.
. studied philosophy at Technical University in Stuttgart in 1973.
. was scientific assistant at the Institute for Industrial Design at the University of Hannover between 1977-79.
. received his doctoral degree in architecture at the Technical University of Delft.
. was lecturer in design theory at the University of Essen in 1979-83.
. in 1983, moved to Amsterdam and opened his own architecture and design studio.
. opened solo exhibition at Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Lyon in 1987.
. was appointed as professor of architecture at the Prague Academy of Applied Arts in 1990-98.
. in 1992, was appointed as Court Architect in Pargue by President Vaclav Havel.
. was appointed as professor of design at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna in 1998.
. was appointed as dean at Architecture Faculty at the Technical University of Liberec.
. in 2002, opened his solo exhibition 'Ame fantasque du design' Centre Tcheque, Paris and in 2003, opened his solo exhibition in Vienna.
. has works in the permanent collections of various museums around the world, inlcuding MoMa, Museum for Decorative Arts in Lyon and Paris, France, Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Switzerland and Design Museum in London, United Kingdom.
. designed products for Alessi, Cleto Munari, Driade, Maletti, Vitra, Leitner.
1983 Honourable mention for the ‘German Architecture Prize’ for design of Sipkova house, Hamburg
1989 Awarded the Dutch ‘Kho Liang Ie Prize’ for design
1991 Awarded ‘La Croix Chevalier dans l’ordre des Arts et Lettres’ by the French government
1993 Awarded the ‘Prins Bernhard Fonds Prize’ for Architecture and Applied Arts
2005 Awarded ´Talent De L´Originalite´ - Le Sommet du Luxe et de la Creation
Bambi Chair, 1983, for Vitra
Ota Otanek Chair, 1986, for Vitra
Prosim Sedni, 1986, for Driade
Sni, 1987, for Driade
Sedlak Chair, 1992, for Vitra
Ale Na Na, 1995, for Steltman Galleries
Praha Rack, 2007, for artmrk