Vlastislav Hofman Czech Architect, Designer and Artist

Vlastislav Hofman (1884 – 1964) was a Czech architect, designer and artist. He studied at the Czech Technical University. He worked in the building department of the Prague magistrate. He was a member of the Artel Cooperative and Mánes Association of Plastic Artists. In 1911 he left Mánes and joined the group of plastic artists. He wrote a number of theoretical articles for magazines. In 1912, he left the group and returned to Mánes.  

He was considered the founder of the Czech Modern movement, with a range of activities including architecture, applied arts and painting, and from 1919, theatre set design. He collaborated with Karel Hilar through the development of Czech cubism through theoretical treatises.


Received a gold medal at 1925 Paris ‘Exposition International des Arts Décoratifs et Industrield Modernes,’ and a grand prize in 1937 Paris ‘Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne.’ He won the grand prize at the 1940 (VII) Triennale di Milano.

Vase Hofman 1914


Cafe service set 1911


Hofman selection of furniture

Hofman Chair


Paesaggio di campagna, 1938

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