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"Liba" Rattan Covered Natural Cane Armchair Designed by Borek Sipek for Driade

US$1,570per item


"Liba", designed by Borek Sipek and manufactured by Driade, is a rattan covered natural red and black cane seat and back with solid ebonized wooden front legs. Indoor use only. DIMENSIONS: D. 23.6", W. 25.9", H. 35.8", Seat H. 17.3" Sipek, artist and craftsman able to bend materials to his desires, finds a great potential in rattan and cane, so he combines, bends and colors them with unusual and sensual patterns. The result is a sculptural vitality suspended between Cubism and Baroque. BOREK SIPEK was a worldwide known architect and designer, reputable professor, visionary, cosmopolitan, postmodernist, self-made man, excellent cook, admirer of the Asian culture. The life of Borek Sipek is a typical story about big world self-made men. He's often compared to a male Cinderella. At the age of fifteen, he became an orphan. At nineteen, having nothing, he emigrated to Germany. Before emigrating he had graduated from an applied arts secondary school in Prague in the field of furniture construction. Before entering the university in Germany, he worked as a cabinetmaker. Thanks to the scholarship, he graduated from architecture in Hamburg and philosophy in Stuttgart. He taught design at universities in Hannover, Essen and then in Prague for many years. Sipek's first significant success was a glass house for his sister, for which he was awarded the German Architecture Prize in 1984. The world opened up for him and he moved to Amsterdam because he was attracted to the liberal atmosphere of this cosmopolitan city. In the middle of eighties he was contacted by the most prestigious Italian design company Driade. Cooperation with Driade was the beginning of the skyrocketing career of "the most distinguished contemporary designer" who "evokes the longing for magic in this horrid realistic world". Driade published his new catalogue where Sipek's work was on offer, which proved his importance to the company. At that time, only four people had their own catalogue – French Philippe Starck, Spanish Oscar Tusquets, Italian Antonia Astori, and Czech Bofiek Sipek. Also thanks to the name Driade, people became more interested in his work and orders from other known and unknown firms soon came in. The Netherlands was struck by the Sipek-mania and Sipek started to aim at exclusive products produced in small quantities; he especially like to design chairs or other pieces of furniture, cutlery, glass, china, vases or lamps and other home accessories. And thanks to Driade, Sipek was also able to explore Asia and his own passion for Asian culture and Eastern thinking in general.


  • Creator
    Driade (Manufacturer),B. Sipek (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 35.8 in. (90.94 cm)Width: 25.9 in. (65.79 cm)Depth: 23.6 in. (59.95 cm)Seat Height: 17.3 in. (43.95 cm)
  • Style
    Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(Current Production)
  • Estimated Production Time
    9-10 weeks
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 83020221stDibs: LU163928310883

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    Ships From: Wilmington, NC
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