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Traditional joinery of design furniture

  Jan Ficek Dřevovýroba, established 1946


Art collection of furniture designed by worldwide famous architect and designer Bořek Šípek and inspired by art and philosophy of Australian Aborigines. Pieces of furniture are named by aboriginal gods, who, according to legends, stand for the emergence of the world.

For production of folding chair and bookcase, beech solid wood was used and was veneered by natural woods – padouk and Australian eucalyptus. Front sides of furniture are inlayed by veneer of walnut polar and walnut African.

Night table Somnus is named after the Latin word for sleep. Thanks to using glass for legs and handle, the table makes very soft impression. Another piece of this collection is show case Tulip, which is linked, by its shape, to the library and night table. Its design was created on the requirement of the same named hotel in Bratislava.

Inlay technique was used for this furniture, it means that small pieces of veneer with different colour or/and structure are inserting in a base to form ornament. In this technique, there are high demands on technological equipment and craftmanship. Segments of veneer must be cut very precisely to fit. At this collection, there are shown possibilities in furniture manufacturing  by using different veneers and intarsies and in diverse shapes of each piece.

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