At HasModern, we offer a unique selection of furniture designs from the first half of the 20th century, with a particular focus on Czechoslovak and neighbouring countries' production during the 1920s and 1930s. We also have a collection of original furniture pieces from 1950s USA and contemporary production from German manufacturer Müller Möbelfabrikation.
Our selection includes restored furniture pieces, originals in their original condition, and "New Originals" - reproductions of period furniture, lamps, and applied art from various periods, including Cubist, Art Deco, Functionalist, and others.
We appreciate the traditional craftsmanship and use of high-quality materials. With our broad supplier base, we can provide bespoke interior units. Our team of craftsmen takes pride in their work and sees our concepts as challenges to create unique pieces of furniture for our clients. The sustainability of tradition and craftsmanship is integral to our vibrant culture.
We pay attention to detail and material and form when restoring select original pieces of furniture and lighting. In our custom production and restoration workshops, we work with the highest quality materials, including leather, velvet, mohair, and others. Our production is dominated by wooden lacquered surfaces, including veneered and solid oak, walnut, ash, or elm, intertwined with brass, nickel, chrome, copper, porcelain, or glass.
Our clients' taste guides the creation of unique custom pieces of furniture and complete interior solutions. At HasModern, we can make your dreams a reality.
Coincidentally, my first job was at Jiří Švestka Gallery, one of the first private post-revolutionary galleries to exhibit contemporary art. This experience sparked a passion within me for human creativity and a desire to be close to artistic and cultural environments. I gradually found myself needing to understand and observe fine arts more deeply.
During my professional journey, I worked at the New Hall and Behemoth Gallery, where I learned about grant writing to support exhibition projects, gained insights into production, and had the opportunity to meet artists personally. Meeting these artists was particularly beneficial, as it allowed me to gain a deeper understanding of their work and creativity.
Next to Behemot Gallery was the first Konsepti store in Prague, and I was always fascinated by why a transparent plastic chair attracted more attention from visitors than contemporary Czech art. While I still don't have a concrete answer, I've come to accept that design is for a wider audience than fine art, and it's a natural phenomenon.
By a twist of fate, I became active in the design field. However, my work is not contemporary, but rather lies at the borderline between antiques and junk. My involvement with design began during my time working for the Forman Brothers Theatre company, after which I was approached to join a fascinating company that renovated and produced replicas of furniture from the first half of the 20th century.
For the first time in my life, I found myself in the middle of a furniture installation and was completely lost. The individual pieces of furniture were so captivating that I wanted to learn everything about their origin, production, and how to implement them into contemporary interior design.
For the past 20 years, I have been active in the furniture industry. Seeing a restored piece come to life is a refreshing feeling that motivates me to keep working. We take advantage of the unique Czech environment, where almost everything can still be individually produced. This is not a standard situation elsewhere in the world, and we should guard this craft as a national treasure. At HasModern, we aim to preserve human creativity, joy, and craftsmanship.