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Cubist Furniture

Czech Cubism Museum (go your cursor over any image below to get the name and musician of this work. Click on the picture for a full-size picture and extra info.)

Structure

In the early 20th century, the form of Czech Cubism had been therefore appealing and overwhelming that lots of musicians and artists and architects chose to express this style through design. Many structures had aspects of French-styled Cubism, where structures had overstated perspectives, sloping airplanes, and cut-off corners. Various other frameworks had intricate prismatic facades as defined by Janak's essay. The cubist structures and revolutionary styles combined in really using surrounding Gothic and Baroque structures, providing a modern turn to Prague.

East facade of building on Lazarska-Spalena junction click some of the links below and browse through various architectures in the Czech Cubist style.

Furnishings
Furniture has also been made with a cubist style. Various furniture pieces had, as Charles Jencks defines, "peaked caps and knock-kneed legs, just as if it had been buckling under a fat, " bringing today's design to furnishings since ended up being done to structure. This contemporary design had brought countless critique from older artists and carpenters because they thought that Czech Cubists had been more focused on decoration than appearance. But, Janak's essay disputed this concept by explaining the attempts of Czech Cubists as an influx of "dynamic nature" to "inanimate matter."

You can observe on your own whether Czech Cubism was intended for design or expression. See the furniture pieces below plus the "dynamic nature" these designers experimented with express.

The photos below were scanned through the article "Living with Cubism" by Lynn MacRitchie.

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