Architect Jiří Jiroutek can be accounted for the significance of Interier Praha company. His works are typified by a simple form with the focus on the materials' expression and looks. His design of U-450 series became an iconic product of this company, a design he himself built upon several times after. Jiroutek studied high school in Chrudim and later graduated in interior design at Prague's Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design. At Interier Praha he worked since 1951, during 1958 to 1968 he lead team of forms development. As a public person, Jiroutek always shows distinctive respect towards his craft. He also worked for Swedish furniture giant IKEA. He currently lives in Prague.
Chest of drawers U-453
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An iconic cabinet, a part of the series U-450, designed by the Czech designer Jiří Jiroutek for the national enterprise Interier Praha. He began to work on U-450 series right after the ´58 Expo exhibition in Brussels. The success of the Czech pavilion pushed Czech design toward a soft modernism of pastel colours and new geometries which would later be called ‘Brussels Style’ and the U-450 sideboards would become its leading exemplars. These cabinets were revolutionary in the technical innovations that allowed their mass production and affordable prices in times when there was a great demand for furniture in Czechoslovakia. This U-453 sideboard has a veneered wooden construction, drawers have bright pastel-coloured formica fronts (yellow-black-gray combination) with running black handles that give this design unique plasticity. The item is available within 3–4 weeks.