Functionalist wooden sofa named the Modela, designed by Jindřich Halabala in the 1930s for the company Uměleckoprůmyslové Závody. Halabala created this design early in his career as the lead architect of UP Závody, and it was one of the most popular sofas that the company ever produced. Halabala was originally a cabinetmaker by trade but later studied at the Academy of Arts, Architecture & Design in Prague under Professor Pavel Janák, and this influence is likely where his designs got their clean, functionalist forms. The frame of this sofa is made from solid beech, and the armrests which can fold down into four different positions, allowing the sofa to be converted into a bed. The piece has been completely refurbished, including the folding system and new upholstery with a colourful fabric.
The word Nanovo in Czech means something "anew", "afresh" or "again". We stumbled upon the name of our shop as we were chilling at Berlin's university in 2009. Two years later in 2011 our Nanovo shop opened. We are a shop with Czechoslovak and international post-war design, we sell and renovate furniture and we also design interiors. In 2016 we have received the Czech Grand Design Award "Shop of the Year". In 2019, we were awarded the EDIDA Award - Elle magazine award for Jiří Jiroutek's furniture reissue.