Exhibition “Czech cubism”

The long-awaited exhibition “Czech Cubism” at the House of the Black Madonna at Ovocný trh 19 is open! Every day except Monday from 10:00 until 18:00. www.czkubismus.cz You can find Modernista on the ground floor in the museum shop.

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Designblok 15´

The­­­­ Modernista stand at Designblok was included in the Top 10 selection by website Insidecor! We are happy for all those who put together our exposition – Michal Froněk, Štěpán Malovec, Petr Macek, Markéta Mášová!

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Cubist ceramics in Café Erhart

Come please not only your taste buds, but also your mind, at Erhart Café in Letná, which is decorated with our Cubist ceramics. This café was opened over 70 years ago in 1937 on what was then Belcrediho třída. The building and interiors of the café are in the functionalist style designed by architect Evžen […]

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Modernista for Spring Gala

It was our honour to once again support the international music festival Strings of Autumn! The main star of this year’s Spring Gala Concert Daniel Hope was truly pleased by the “Krystal” box by Pavel Janák! Invalid Displayed Gallery

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Designshaker 2015

Modernista took part in the March trade fair For Furniture under the section Designshaker at PVA Letňany. Visitors could be enchanted and inspired, as well as consult and order individual pieces of newly produced furniture, primarily those based on the designs of Jindřich Halabala.

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Art&Brick & Modernista

Modernista furnished a model flat in the newly renovated functionalist Rezidence Flora. Art & Brick is a series of one-day exhibitions in the non-traditional spaces of Pražská správa nemovitostí’s selected residences. The first pop-up exhibition took place 25 September in the functionalist Rezidence Flora in Prague’s Vinohrady neighbourhood. Selected flats were turned into a non-traditional […]

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Hotel Augustine Praha

Cubist vases and boxes by Pavel Janák and Vlastislav Hofman are an indispensible feature of every room in one of Prague’s best five-star hotels, the Augustine Hotel Prague. Owing to the great demand from guests, the entire collection of cubist ceramics is on sale directly in the hotel. Furthermore, we are honoured that selected suites […]

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The villa of Martin Frič

The most popular Czech film director of the interwar period – Martin Frič – had this house designed in 1935 by Ladislav Žák, the leading architect of the functionalist movement. With its stunning, ship-like structure, the house occupies a place of honour in the history of Czech modernist architecture. Until its recent sale and subsequent […]

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Prague’s Old Town Hall

Prague’s Old Town Hall is not only home to the famous Prague astrological clock but also to the registry office where church-shy romantics tie the knot. The office has recently been remodelled by Prague architect Marek Houska who achieved a brilliant result by mixing Modernista’s re-issue chairs and armchairs originally designed by Vlastislav Hofman in […]

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Hotel U tří korunek Prague

The owners of the hotel U tri korunek in Prague’s Zizkov neighbourhood invited Modernista and the architect Pantelis Larcou to give the 1930s building they were adding to their hotel a boutique Modernist feel. The architect used wood paneling and flooring and glass partitions to create a contemporary background which makes our furniture stand out […]

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Czech Cubism

Sharp points, slicing planes, crystalline shapes. These are the trademarks of the Czech Cubists – a unique, avant-garde group, feverishly active in Prague between 1910 and 1914. As well as fine art, they left behind them building facades prickling with little pyramids, furniture bursting with energy, and decorative objects dynamized with stark black lines. Four […]

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Jaroslav Ježek

A leading Czech designer who gained fame for his practical and figural porcelain items. One of the representatives of the Brussels style. At the 1958 World Expo this style is named after he represented Czechoslovakia very successfully, taking away two major awards.

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Hotel Icon

Hotel Icon is one of the best-known design hotels in Prague. Modernista produced and supplied all the furniture, partly drawn from its own products based on designs by Jindřich Halabala and partly using new designs from studio Mitte, which drew up the overall architectural concept for the hotel. www.hotelicon.eu

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Functionalism

The Paris Expo was the climax and thus the beginning of the decline for the Czech decorative style. In the second half of the 1920s, its main protagonists, particularly Josef Gocar, and the new generation of architects and designers (Jindrich Halabala, Antonin Heythum, Bohumil Juznic, Jaromir Krejcar, Antonin Kybal, Ladislav Sutnar, Jan Vanek and Ladislav […]

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Office and Salon of the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic – Straka Academy, Prague

We furnished the Czech prime minister’s office with custom-made furniture featuring Art Deco elements. The Charles Eames chairs for the writing desk and conference table are produced by Vitra. To furnish the salon we made reproductions of interwar furniture designed by Jindřich Halabala. On this demanding project we worked with our best carpenters and upholsterers.

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Jet Set – Restaurant / Cafe / Bar

In close cooperation with the owners and architect, Modernista supplied all the furniture for this unmissable restaurant at Nový Smíchov. The bar stools were based on the only original stool preserved from the Prague bar Alhambra; the tables, armchairs and sofas were our own design, as were the tables for the restaurant area. The restaurant […]

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Art Deco

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 […]

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Jožka Baruch

Jožka Baruch was born in Moravia on July 28th, 1892. He studied at the State Vocational School for woodworking, graduating as a figural and ornamental woodcarver. He continued his studies at the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague, where he studied painting and printmaking. It was prints, especially woodcuts, which became Baruch’s most significant form […]

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Brussels

In the post war years, Czech applied art suffered terribly under the Communist regime which in its paranoia was unable to distinguish avantgarde, originality and progress from counter revolutionary gestures and pro-western idealism. But although planned economy and exciting design are poor bed fellows and in times of material shortage, the quality of applied art […]

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