Despite his young age, Sebastian Kitzberger is already considered a master of decorative glass cutting. Born in 1992, he comes from Rožnov pod Radhoštěm in Moravia. He began his studies at the Art Glass School in Valašské Meziříčí. Then, he experimented in the glass studio at VŠUP Prague under the guidance of Rony Plesl and Klára Horáčková. Now, he freely employs several glass-working techniques.
Sebastian is able to flawlessly balance the tradition of glass with current tendencies in the field of design. His pieces respect the history and culture of glasswork, while also infusing contemporary context and perspectives. His style is quite extraordinary, as he combines classical decorative techniques and elements with modern shapes and colors. As a result, his pieces are charming, extravagant, playful and difficult to imitate.
One of the hallmark features of the designer’s work is the reinterpretation of iconic and classic pieces. His objects are heavily influenced by aspects of Italian postmodern or historical vocabulary, devout objects and simple, organic or geometric shapes.
Sebastian’s fine skills have earned him a number of awards and prizes, including the first place in Junior Glass Match Sanssouci 2011 or the Designblok Talent Card in 2014. His pieces were exhibited at Designblok, Prague Design Week and London Design Festival.