Modernista’s most frequent pieces come from the period 1925 to 1945 – when Czech mass-produced furniture had its own distinctive style. With functionalism being the predominant influence, Czech furniture of the period was less decorative and more angular than its French or Belgian equivalent, to complement the clean lines of the buildings.
Walnut was the most popular veneer and furniture was very well made. What it lacked in light elegance, it made up for in simplicity and functionality. On the other hand, Czech steel-tube functionalist furniture is often decorated with curvy bits and other frivolous additions which would have been banned outright by the Bauhaus.