PÉTER BORKOVICS

The artistic stature of Péter Borkovics (born 1971) on the international scene is rare: he is a synthesizing designer solving the given problems with a creativity reminiscent of Stefan Lindfors or Ron Arad. His designs—ice-cream cups, glasses (Cup series [1992]) and sculptures are consistently elaborated formal technical analyses, inquiring into melting, flowing and suddenly hardening glass at a certain stage, in a given form. The beauty of these solidified glass moments is not only the outcome of the matter but the conscious planning of controlled chance, producing a light conducting organic crystal, a light - space dissolving real space.


Education:

1994: Hungarian Academy of Craft and Design, Budapest, Degree in Glass and Porcelain Design

1996: Masters Degree in Glass

2002-Current: Hungarian University of Craft and Design: Doctor of Uberal Arts School

Awards:

2004 Noemi Ferenczy Award / State award
2002 Erasmus scholarship, Milano
2002 National Design Competition, Minister's award (for finger glasses)
1998 Lajos Kozma Art and Crafts Fellowship
1994 Laszlo Moholy-Nagy Design Fellowship
1993 Artrevue '93, 2nd prize, Budapest
1993 Artemide Hungarian Lamp Competition, 1st Prize, VAM Gallery, Budapest