A pair of fabulous modernist Halabala Art Deco bentwood burgundy velvet lounge chairs. Iconic sought after 410 model designed by Jindrich Halabala. Being sold individually these rare armchairs feature bentwood beech curved armrests with sprung seat bases. Upholstered in original velvet fabric. Stunning examples. Exceptionally comfortable and benefitting from ground breaking modern design techniques these dateless collectors pieces are rising investments for the future. We have a matching pair in stock. Price is per chair. Available individually. We offer an in house upholstery service at extra cost if required. Inject glamour & style into any setting with these beautiful statement chairs.
Price is per single chair.
Manufactured in 1930 by UP Závody—an acronym for Czech furniture manufacturer Spojené uměleckoprůmyslové závody (or, Associated Arts & Crafts Enterprises, in English)—was founded in Brno in 1920, following a merger of enterprises started by Jan Vaněk and Karel Slavíček. Initially comprising woodworkers who chiefly produced cabinetry. The company broadened its offering in the late 1920s to include an entire range of home furnishings, following the directive of the firm’s fresh-faced and precocious development director, Jindřich Halabala, who led the company’s product promotion and sales strategy until 1946.
Believing that furniture should be fully functional, modular, mobile, and widely affordable, Halabala—who also designed for Thonet—advocated for a new mass-market approach to Czech furnishing. To that end, he designed and produced an UP Závody catalogue that included chairs , tables , sideboards , dressers , couches , lamps , and more, all influenced by the aesthetics of Czech Cubism, Art Déco, and European modernism. During the 1930s, he developed the H and Emodular series, as well as various types of wooden and tubular steel pieces inspired by Bauhaus designers Mart Stam (1899-1986) and Marcel Breuer (1902-1981). These cantilevered designs, which were fabricated in UP's Hodonín branch, are highly sought-after today on the vintage market.
On the heels of Halabala’s success, by 1937, UP had grown into Europe’s largest furniture manufacturer—with a reputation synonymous with good taste and quality. The company’s cutting edge design continued to widen internationally, even with the onset of the Second World War. Numerous museums including the centre Pompidou/Pompidou Centre at Place Georges-Pompidou
75004 Paris hold/display these design masterpieces.
83cm h x 70 w x 78 d x 48 seat height.
Price is per single chair.
As a genuine antique there is wear and use commensurate with age. Some wooden products may have signs of historic woodworm. As a precaution we apply a clear triple action woodworm treatment that also kills wet rot, dry rot and woodworm. Please look at all the images carefully and ask any questions pre purchase as we do not unfortunately offer refunds due to the size and shipping costs of our antiques/items. All our items are available on line at Search & Rescued and other online stores.