Jaromir Krejcar (1895-1949) was a Czech architect and furniture designer.
Between 1917 – 1921 he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Prague, under Jan Kotēra.
From 1922 to its close in 1931, he was a member of the Devétsil group and editor of the compendium Zivot II and journal Disk; in 1922, he worked in the office of architect Josef Gocar. In 1923, he set up his own office in Prague; was the Bauhaus representative in Czechoslovakia. He was a friend of Teige and the leading architect of the Devétsil group. He designed the 1924 and 1926 suburban houses of Devétsil chairman Vladislav Vancura, Prague- Zbraslav. He created the 1927 reconstruction of Fromek’s Odeon publishing house, Prague, and the 1927—28 reconstruction of Teige’s flat with interiors, 14 Cerna St., Prague. He designed the 1926—27 building (with his wife Milena Jesenska) at 35 Spalené St., Prague.
Krejcar designed the family house for the German writer Brete Reiner, who lived in Prague. The place was noteworthy for its many Modern innovations, including built-in bookcases and cupboards, a three-part couch with drawers for bedding, coloured carpets, and upholstery in a simple geometrical motif. The house featured Krejcar’s tables, armchairs, and swivelling chairs made by the Czach furniture company in Sudomérice. An example of Devétsil’s industrial-nautical style can be seen in Krejcar’s 1925 street wing of the Olympic store. He pursued Constructivist and Bauhaus approaches after 1925. 1933—35, he was active in the USSR; in 1946—48, he was a professor of architecture at Technical University, Brno; in 1948, he settled in London, where he lectured at the Architectural Association.
Work was shown at the 1923 Bauhaus exhibition, Weimar, 1927 exhibition of the OSA group, Moscow. Designed Czech pavilion at 1937 Paris “Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne.’