Rare Cabinet from the U-450 series by Jiří Jiroutek


A mid-century cabinet No. U-450 designed by Jiří Jiroutek made of ash, birch, fabric, and steel. The cabinet features a flip-top concealing storage with venting along the underside.

The cabinet comes from the famous Universal series (U-450), designed in 1958 for the Czechoslovak national company Interior Praha. The success of the Czech pavilion at the Brussels Ex-’58 was followed by the rise of the modernist style called ‘Brussels style.’

About Jiří Jiroutek
Jiroutek, born in the Czech Republic, emerged as a significant figure in the world of design, particularly during the mid-20th century, when he contributed notably to the modernist movement within furniture design. Educated in architecture and design, Jiroutek’s innovative approach led to the creation of pieces that have become icons  of Czech design for functionality and aesthetic appeal. His legacy is defined by his ability to merge practicality with elegance, making him a revered figure among collectors and design enthusiasts seeking to celebrate and preserve the essence of mid-century modernism.

Origin: Czech Republic  

Period: 1958  

Dimensions: 33.75"H x 35.5"W x 18"D 

Materials: ash, birch, fabric, steel 

Condition: Unaltered. Good vintage condition

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