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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A famous sideboard U-453 designed by Jiří Jiroutek for Interier Praha. He began working 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-453 sideboard would be one of its leading exemplars.The sideboard is made of wooden construction with oak veneer, drawers are plastic with coloured formica fronts. After the immediate success Jiroutek focused on large-scale production of modular furniture.
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