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Jindrich Halabala Sofas

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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Creator: Jindrich Halabala
Art Deco Sofa or Bed, Designed by Jindřich Halabala, 1930s
By Jindrich Halabala
Located in Praha, CZ
- Made in Czechoslovakia. - Original good condition. - Folding(bed) 100 cm / 191 cm. - Maker: UP zavody.
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1930s Czech Art Deco Vintage Jindrich Halabala Sofas

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Fabric, Wood

Halabala H-215 Bauhaus Sofa for UP Zavody
By Up Závody, Jindrich Halabala
Located in Ludwigslust, DE
This classic of Bauhaus and Czech functionalism is in good condition. The oak frame shows slight signs of wear. The side panels on this model are finished with chrome bars which have...
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1930s Czech Bauhaus Vintage Jindrich Halabala Sofas

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Fabric, Oak

Mid-Century Folding Sofabed, Czechoslovakia, 1950s
By Jindrich Halabala
Located in Prague 8, CZ
Fully upholstered modernist sofa with pull-out tables, 1950's. This sofa was made in the 1950s in the former Czechoslovakia, it bears the hallmarks of Jindrich Halabala’s work, but ...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Art Deco Jindrich Halabala Sofas

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Fabric, Wood

1950s Jindřich Halabala Sofa or Bed for UP Závody, Czechoslovakia
By Jindrich Halabala
Located in Praha, CZ
- Good original condition - The sofa can be converted into a bed - Fabric upholstery shows minor signs of use - when unfolded, size 190cm / 153cm - seat height 47 cm - mattresse...
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1950s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jindrich Halabala Sofas

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Fabric, Wood

1940s Jindřich Halabala Sofa or Bed for UP Závody, Czechoslovakia
By Up Závody, Jindrich Halabala
Located in Praha, CZ
- Good original condition - The fabric upholstery has some signs of use - Confortable.    
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1940s Czech Art Deco Vintage Jindrich Halabala Sofas

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Fabric, Wood

Functionalist Convertible Sofa by Jindřich Halabala, Model No. H-215, ca. 1930s
By Jindrich Halabala
Located in Budapest, HU
This functionalist sofa (model No. H-215) was designed by the eminent architect Jindrich Halabala for furniture comapny UP Zavody. The sofa was manufactured in the 1930, and is a lov...
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1930s Czech Art Deco Vintage Jindrich Halabala Sofas

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Fabric, Wood

Halabala Seat Set Sofa+Sessel Knoll Fabric, 30s
By Jindrich Halabala
Located in Chemnitz, SN
Object: sofa + 2 armchairs in set. Time: around 1935 Style: Art Deco Design: Halabala H269 Fabric: Knoll Fabric Summit Altitude Beautiful ...
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1930s Czech Art Deco Vintage Jindrich Halabala Sofas

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Fabric, Upholstery, Bentwood

Art Deco 3-Seat Sofa Designed by Jindřich Halabala, 1930s
By Jindrich Halabala
Located in Praha, CZ
- Made in Czechoslovakia - Made of wood, fabric - Original upholstery - Measures: Extending depth 105 cm - Good, original condition.
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1930s Czech Art Deco Vintage Jindrich Halabala Sofas

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Fabric, Wood

Art Deco 3-Seat Sofa Designed by Jindřich Halabala, 1940s
By Jindrich Halabala
Located in Praha, CZ
- Made in Czechoslovakia - Made of chrome, wood - Sale without mattresses - Good, original condition.
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1940s Czech Art Deco Vintage Jindrich Halabala Sofas

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Metal

Midcentury Sofabed in Walnut by Jindrich Halabala for Up Zavody, 1950s
By Up Závody, Jindrich Halabala
Located in Prague 8, CZ
midcentury sofabed designed by Jindrich Halabala for UP Zavody. It was made in the former Czechoslovakia in the 1950´s. This sofa has a walnut veneered wooden structure and storage s...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Art Deco Jindrich Halabala Sofas

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Fabric, Wood, Walnut

Art Deco Sofa or Bed H-363 Designed by Jindrich Halabala, 1930s
By Jindrich Halabala
Located in Praha, CZ
- Made in Czechoslovakia - Model H-363 - Original good condition - Folding(bed) - Maker: UP zavody, published in catalogues.
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1930s Czech Art Deco Vintage Jindrich Halabala Sofas

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Fabric, Wood

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Jindrich Halabala sofas for sale on 1stDibs.

Jindrich Halabala sofas 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 sofas, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original sofas by Jindrich Halabala were created in the Art Deco style in europe during the mid-20th century. Prices for Jindrich Halabala sofas can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $966 and can go as high as $24,299, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $1,319.

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