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 company Vertex developed the fibreglass material of the same name that, sealed in artificial resin, reinforces the seat and allowes its innovative shape. Martin Navrátil worked in the design studio Vývoj průmyslového nábytku (Industrial Furniture Development) and as a designer he could use newly developed materials and technologies. The fiberglass seats are notoriously known because they were used in the famous Tatra T3 tram which still operates today. The simple modernist design in bright pastel colour is a fine example of so called 'Brussels style' - a famous period in Czech design that emerged after WW2 and got its name after the success of the Czech pavilion at 1958 EXPO exhibition in Brussels. A metal base has been renovated, the fiberglass seat is in the original condition.