Pair of Czech František Jirák Armchairs for Tatra Nabytok
This memorable Soviet era design draws from noted mid-century designers like Charles and Ray Eames, along with Scandinavian modernism.
The stunning 'Model 23-24' Armchair by by František Jirák is a post-war Eastern European masterpiece. The bold form showcases a masterful use of clean lines combined with organic curved ply detailing. A sculpted seat is suspended by compass-style legs, finished by a slim-line armrest wrapped across the top of the frame in a simple, elegant flourish.
František Jirák was an accomplished mid-century Czech designer who favoured the use of bold new materials like plywood in his designs for its lightness, strength and the possibilities for new forms. He designed several pieces for Tatra Nabytok, a prominent maker in the country at the time and his work is now highly coveted internationally.
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Materials: Beautifully crafted from beech
Wood Finish: Full professional restoration to retain the original patina
Fabric: Reupholstered with Brooklyn 'Loden' designer fabric fro James Dunlop. Care: Do not bleach / Do not tumble dry / Do not wash / Drycleaning Gentle cycle / Low iron max 110C / Warning: Iron reverse side use barrier cloth