Tomáš Libertíny was born in Czechoslovakia in 1979. In 1999, Libertíny enrolled in the industrial design department at the Technical University in Košice, Slovakia. In 2001, he was awarded the George Soros Open Society Institute Scholarship to study at The University of Washington in Seattle, where he explored painting and sculpture. After returning to Slovakia, Libertíny earned a B.F.A. at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava in 2004. He earned his M.F.A. in 2006 from the Design Academy Eindhoven in The Netherlands.
In 2007, Libertíny established his studio in Rotterdam, where he explores design strategies in art and science, and where he produces work for private collectors, galleries, and industrial manufacture. Libertíny’s work has been acquired by the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam, and the Cincinnati Art Museum.
Honors include the Dutch Design Award in 2009, The Designer of The Future Award at Design Miami/Basel in 2009, the Wallpaper* Design Award in 2010, and a nomination to be included in the 13th Architectural Biennale Venice in 2012.