Jaroslav Šmídek is probably not very well known outside of the Czech Republic.
Yet his work demonstrates a keen influence within Mid-Century Modern design, especially in upholstered seating.
Armchair 6950 stands out for its elegant angular woodwork, raised arms with metal ring detail, and vibrant period upholstery. Here it is in a different fabric.
Šmídek was an architect in the town of Brno. This year marks the 100th. anniversary of his birth—design circles in Eastern Europe are commemorating the occasion by recognizing his rising influence, especially in the area of retro-style design.
See here to learn more about him and his work.