Remarkable figure of Czechoslovak furniture design and also important member of state enterprise, which mediated designs to the factories in the country. Designer, whose works were inovative not only in the sense of the shape of the product, but also the of the technology. His metal chairs and console constructions were among the top production of the time. One of his most famous and iconic designs is a shell chair used in old tramways type T3..
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A fiberglass chair considered to be an icon of Czech design during socialis era was designed by a Czech designer Miroslav Navrátil for the company Vertex in 1959. The fiberglass seats were used in the Tatra T3 tram which still operates today. The simple modernist design in bright pastel colour is a fine example of so called 'Brusselsstyle' - a famous period in Czech design that emerged after WW2 and got its name after the succes of the Czech pavilion 1958 EXPO exhibition in Brussels. A metal base with plastic feet is newly powder coated, the fiberglass seat is in the original condition.