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Jindrich Halabala

Czechoslovakian, 1903-1978

Thanks to design lovers’ enthusiasm for Art Deco and mid-century modern furniture, and the increasingly competitive market for pieces by more famous creators, 20th-century Czech designers are making their way back onto the international stage. Foremost among these talents is Jindrich Halabala.

Halabala was a cabinetmaker’s son whose training was almost wholly focused on woodwork, first at a state-run vocational school for woodworking in Valašské Meziříčí and later at UP Závody in Brno, where he ultimately became chief designer. His curvaceous bentwood H chairs, such as the H269 and H237, and stylized ottomans have become classics, while his 1930s and 1940s sofas, tables and storage cabinets, with their sweeping curves, stylized geometry and dark, richly grained wood, embody the best of Art Deco furniture design, a style that was brought to worldwide attention at an exhibition in Paris in 1925.

Some see Halabala's work as the segue between early 1900s Czech Cubism and the modern style that dominated the mid-century.

Find a collection of vintage Jindrich Halabala furniture today on 1stDibs.

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Jindrich Halabala H269
Jindrich Halabala H269
Jindrich Halabala H237
Jindrich Halabala H237
H-269 Jindrich Halabala Lounge Chairs in Bouclé
By Jindrich Halabala
Located in Budapest, HU
Extraordinary easy chairs upholstered in a fine off-white bouclé. Jindrich Halabala's lounge chairs, known as model 'H269,' crafted from stained beech in the Czech Republic during t...
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1930s Czech Art Deco Vintage Jindrich Halabala

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Bouclé, Beech

  • H-269 Jindrich Halabala Lounge Chairs in Bouclé
  • H-269 Jindrich Halabala Lounge Chairs in Bouclé
  • H-269 Jindrich Halabala Lounge Chairs in Bouclé
  • H-269 Jindrich Halabala Lounge Chairs in Bouclé
H 29.53 in W 27.56 in D 34.26 in
Art Deco Dining Chairs H-214 by Jindrich Halabala
By Jindrich Halabala
Located in Banská Štiavnica, SK
Art Deco dining chairs H-214 by Jindrich Halabala.
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1930s Slovak Art Deco Vintage Jindrich Halabala

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Beech

Art Deco Thonet H269 Armchair Boucé Fabric by Jindrich Halabala
By Gebrüder Thonet Vienna GmbH, Jindrich Halabala
Located in Vienna, AT
Beech bentwood walnut stained armchair made by Thonet in the 1930s. Excellent restored with seat springs upholstered with Dedar bouclé fabric. Another fabric and wood finish on req...
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1930s Czech Art Deco Vintage Jindrich Halabala

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Bouclé, Beech, Bentwood

A pair of Armchairs H-410 by Jindrich Halabala from the 1950s
By Jindrich Halabala
Located in Stahnsdorf, DE
A pair of Armchairs H-410 by Jindrich Halabala Czech Republic, 1950 A pair of armchairs by Czech furniture designer J. Halabala. An armchair with perfect proportions and a timeles...
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1950s Czech Art Deco Vintage Jindrich Halabala

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Birch

Jindrich Halabala Lounge Chair in Brown Tibetan Lambswool
By Jindrich Halabala
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Jindrich Halabala, lounge chair, model 'H269', stained beech, Tibetan lambswool, Czech Republic, 1930s. Extraordinary easy chair in brown Tibetan lambswool upholstery. This design h...
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1930s Czech Art Deco Vintage Jindrich Halabala

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Wool, Beech

20th Century Set of Four Black Ebonized Art Deco Chairs by Jindrich Halabala
By Jindrich Halabala
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A set of four black ebonized Art Deco chairs made of wood with white upholstery, designed by Jindrich Halabala. Newly upholstered in good condi...
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Early 20th Century Czech Art Deco Jindrich Halabala

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Fabric, Upholstery, Wood, Ebony

Lounge Chair H-269 by Jindřich Halabala, Czech Republic 1930s
By Jindrich Halabala
Located in Greding, DE
Single H-269 armchair by Czech designer Jindřich Halabala. The dark stained armrests run in an elegant c-shaped sweep around the side of the seat cushion and become the supporting fr...
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1930s Czech Art Deco Vintage Jindrich Halabala

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Satin, Bentwood

Art Deco pouffe by Jindřich Halabala, 1950s, Czechoslovakia
By Up Závody, Jindrich Halabala
Located in Prague 8, CZ
This strawbery shaped pouffe (footstool) was designed by Jindrich Halabala and produced by UP Závody in the 1950s. Very comfortable retro chic. The upholstery showing signs of age an...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Art Deco Jindrich Halabala

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Fabric, Wood

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Jindrich Halabala H269
Jindrich Halabala H269
Average Price
$8,718
Number Available
31
Jindrich Halabala H269
By Jindrich Halabala
Materials
Wood, Fabric, Beech, Hardwood, Bentwood
Styles
Art Deco
With its curvilinear silhouette, ample cushioning and cantilevered frame, the H269 chair is among the most beloved designs to come out of Czechoslovakia. Jindrich Halabala (1903–78) created the chair in the 1930s while working as head designer for the prominent state-owned manufacturing studio United Arts and Crafts Manufacture (known as UP). Constructed from bentwood, which sees wood soaked or steamed with water so that it becomes malleable enough to bend into elegant forms, the H269’s insta...
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Jindrich Halabala H237
Jindrich Halabala H237
Average Price
$2,291
Number Available
2
Jindrich Halabala H237
By Jindrich Halabala
Materials
Wood, Beech, Fabric, Hardwood, Textile
Styles
Art Deco
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Jindrich Halabala furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Jindrich Halabala furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of wood and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Jindrich Halabala furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 339 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 2 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Jindrich Halabala were created in the Art Deco style in europe during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by and UP Závody. Prices for Jindrich Halabala furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $343 and can go as high as $29,900, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $1,589.

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