The hippos studio was founded in 2003 by Radim Babák and Ondřej Tobola in Prague. It concentrates primarily on product design, interior design and architecture. Offering complex services the studio handles every stage of the design process from initial studies to technical detailing through to production supervision. Fundamental to our studio philosophy is a constant search for a story, a context, that is elemental to creating the character of an object, a space coupled with special attention to detail and proportion.

MgA. Radim Babák

(14. 8. 1972, Brno)

1994 – 2000 AAAD Prague (in the architecture and design studio led by Prof.ak.arch. Jiří Pelcl) from 2000 assistant proffesor to Prof.ak.arch. Jiřího Pelcla - AAAD 2001 – 2003 Magnum design project with Roman Soukup 2003 founded the hippos studio with Ondřej Tobola

MgA. Ondřej Tobola

(24. 11. 1981, Ostrava)

1994 – 2000 AAAD Prague (in the architecture and design studio led by Prof.ak.arch. Jiří Pelcl) 1999 – 2000 Kuwait English School 2000 – 2007 AAAD Prague (product design studio led by doc.Mgr.A M. Froňek, doc.Mgr.A J. Němeček) 2002 - 2003 member of the File studio 2003 founded the hippos studio with Radim Babák

Exhibitions

The studio held an individual exhibition of its work in 2004 in Prague and participated in 41 mixed exhibitions both in the Czech Republic and abroad.

Collections

Our work is represented in the collections of:
The Moravian Gallery in Brno, Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague

Collaborators – studio

Martin Hašek, Lukáš Juřina, MgA. Lucie Kratochvílová,
Kristýna Malovaná, MgA. Linda Melichová, MgA. Klára Šípková, Štěpán Zápotocký

expozice nominace CGD 2012

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