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.
U-453 chest of drawers
€ 1 360
Nanovo manufactures new furniture following the original 1950s-1960s design plans. This is one of the first designs that we have started producing together its designers. Newly created U-453 cabinet follows the original design of Jiří Jiroutek from 1958. This timeless piece is completely made by hand in the Czech Republic. Made out of spruce solid wood with oak veneer in semi-mart varnish. Drawers were made out of beech solid wood. Apart from this innovation the entire cabinet is made exactly after the original Jiří Jiroutek design. Jiroutek designed the U-453 cabinet in 1958 when he was just 30 years old. It differed from all other production through it's smart details, shapes and modern colors. Also - mainly - it was available for wide public. Lower production costs allowed Jiroutek to focus on true design details. This cabinet became so successful that it was produced for over 20 years! Together with Mr. Jiroutek we have renewed the production exactly 60 years after its first design was released. This piece will be showcased for the first time at this year's Designblok. Delivery estimate: 6-7 weeks from the date of order First series: 100 pieces.