Tibor Uhrín I designer I Slovakia I EU


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Tibor Uhrín (1966) is a designer, the head of the Design Department at the Faculty of Visual Art in Košice where he works as the Professor. Previously he held an academic position at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava and also worked as the teacher of designing the toys at the School of Art&Crafts Santo Domingo, Bogotá in Colombia. His design includes the tableware, the furniture and the toys made of wood, metal and plastic. He designed the wooden percussions for a Slovak jazz player Jozef Dodo Šošoka (1997-2002). He participated at the numerous design exhibitions includ-ing Trieste contemporanea (1996), Trieste, Italy; Dialogues (1998), Slovak Design, Kobenhavn, Frederiksberg City Hall, Denmark; Biennale Internationale DESIGN (1998,2000) Saint Etienne; New Traditions (2004) Slovak Applied Art and Design in Östereichische Werkstätten; Re:design Europe (2005) in Berlin; bio 20 and 21 (2006,2008) Biennial of Indus-trial Design, Ljubljana, Slovenia; Design Match CZE : SVK : HUN : AUT (2008), National Gallery in Prague; The European Prize for Applied Art (2009), Mons, Belgium; EUNIQUE (2010), Karlsruhe, Germany; Tempo per giocare (2010), Bologna, Italy; Kϋnstlerisches Spielzeug,Spielerische Kunst (2010), Galerie Hanwerk, München. And more recently Design Hét 2011 Fes-tival, Couleur Locale (2011), Design terminal, Budapest, Hun-gary; Common Roots (2012), Design Museum Holon, Israel. His current work include land art projects, in 2010 he participat-ed at the land art festival in Lug – Baranja, Croatia.Tibor Uhrín has been awarded numerous national awards for design including Grand Prix 2009 at the Biennial of Applied Arts in Bratislava. He regularly writes for Slovak design jour-nals Designum and RUD. His most recent publication is a book Drevo, Dizajn a Tradícia (2013) (Wood, Design and Tradition).

Publications abroad

  • Mel Byars: The Design Encyclopedia, 2004 Laurence King Publishing Ltd., ISBN 1 85669349X
  • Joachim Fischer: Young European Designers, daab 2005, ISBN 3-937718-42-7

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