Sofa H-162

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Dimensions: 200 × 80 × 80 cm
(W × H × D)
Designer: Jindřich Halabala
Manufacturer: UP Závody
Country: Czechoslovakia
Decade: 1940s
P. number: 2106014A
Condition: After complete renovation

Wooden “Tulip” sofa model H-162, designed by Jindřich Halabala in the 1940s for the company Uměleckoprůmyslové Závody. 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 form.

The frame of the sofa is made from spruce with a walnut veneer, and its features call to mind the Czechoslovak pre-war style of Art Deco. The bottom edge of the frame curves gracefully upward and outward in one continuous line to form the armrests, an element Halabala applied to a number of his designs, nicknaming it the “tulip”. The cushions sit atop a hinged lid, which can be lifted to access a large storage space underneath. The entire sofa has been completely refurbished in our workshop, including the creation of new cushions, which are upholstered in a green fabric.