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Jaroslav Smidek

Czech, 1923-2005

The son of a furniture dealer and upholsterer, Jaroslav Smidek, like Jan Vanek and Jindrich Halabala, was born into the trade. Growing up, he helped out in the family workshop, where he learned his father’s craft.

Although he trained as an architect, Smidek quickly turned to industrial design, developing Montisektor furnishings, a line of pieces that could be assembled at home from prefabricated parts, in 1956 for VNP — a significant advance in Czech furniture production.

But it is his seating, such as the chairs he created for Jitona in the 1960s, that is most in demand. While his chairs carry a Scandinavian touch, there is no mistaking the gentle elegance of their uniquely Eastern European aesthetic.

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Set of Two Lounge Chair by Jaroslav Šmídek for Jitona, 1960s
By Jaroslav Smidek
Located in Praha, CZ
Made in Czechoslovakia. The item made of beechwood. Upholstered seat and backrest in new upholstery. Completely restored.
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1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jaroslav Smidek

Materials

Fabric, Beech

Lounge Chair by Jaroslav Smidek for Jitona, 1960s
By Jaroslav Smidek
Located in Wien, AT
Designed during the Socialist era. The frame is made of light beechwood. The core is made of natural coconut fiber, providing comfortability. Very quality English velvet upholstery f...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Jaroslav Smidek

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Velvet, Beech

  • Lounge Chair by Jaroslav Smidek for Jitona, 1960s
  • Lounge Chair by Jaroslav Smidek for Jitona, 1960s
  • Lounge Chair by Jaroslav Smidek for Jitona, 1960s
  • Lounge Chair by Jaroslav Smidek for Jitona, 1960s
H 33.47 in. W 25.99 in. D 28.75 in.
1960s Beech Armchair by Jaroslav Smidek for TON, Czechoslovakia
By Jaroslav Smidek, Thonet
Located in Praha, CZ
- Newly upholstered - Carefully refurbished - The seat height is 42 cm - Height of seat 42 cm.
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1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jaroslav Smidek

Materials

Fabric, Beech

Pair of Midcentury Bentwood Armchairs by Jaroslav Šmídek, 1960s
By Jaroslav Smidek, Thonet
Located in Prague 8, CZ
These bentwood armchairs were designed by Jaroslav Šmídek and made in the former Czechoslovakia in the 1960s. The chairs are stable and comfortable. They are in good Vintage condi...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Scandinavian Modern Jaroslav Smidek

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Fabric, Bentwood

Pair of Restored Red Midcentury Armchairs, Made by Jaroslav Šmídek, Czechia 1950
By Jaroslav Smidek
Located in Horomerice, CZ
Pair of armchairs, midcentury Czechoslovakia Completely restored by our team. Period: 1950-1960 Maker: Jaroslav Šmídek.   
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Jaroslav Smidek

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Upholstery, Wood, Beech, Fabric

Blue Czech Beech Armchairs 1960s, Original Well Preserved Condition
By Jaroslav Smidek
Located in Horomerice, CZ
Armchairs Source: Czechia (Czech republic) Period: 1960-1969. Material: Beech Original well preserved condition.
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Early 20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Jaroslav Smidek

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Fabric, Upholstery, Wood, Beech, Lacquer

Pair of Midcentury Armchairs by Jaroslav Šmídek for TON, 1970s
By Jaroslav Smidek, Thonet
Located in Prague 8, CZ
These armchairs were designed by Jaroslav Šmídek for TON company and made in the former Czechoslovakia in the 1970s. They are made of beechwood. The chairs are stable and comforta...
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Late 20th Century Czech Scandinavian Modern Jaroslav Smidek

Materials

Fabric, Wood, Beech

1960's Armchair model 6950 by Jaroslav Smidek for TON
By Jaroslav Smidek
Located in Brno, CZ
This is one of the iconic chairs of Czech design in the 1960’s. It was designed by architect Jaroslav Smidek, who was one of the most influential Czech designer of the second part of...
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1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jaroslav Smidek

Materials

Fabric, Beech

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Furniture Jaroslav Smidek are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Jaroslav Smidek furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. There are 21 vintage versions of these items in stock, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many original furniture by Jaroslav Smidek were created in Europe during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. Many customers also consider furniture by Jitona, Vertex and Tatra Pravenec if you are looking for additional options. Prices for Jaroslav Smidek furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at US$449 and tops out at US$1,800, while pieces like these can sell for US$1,179 on average.

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