Modela sofa

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Dimensions: 160 × 76 × 76 cm
(W × H × D)
Designer: Jindřich Halabala
Manufacturer: UP Závody
Country: Czechoslovakia
Decade: 1940s
P. number: 1811013A
Condition: After complete renovation

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.