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H269

About the Design

With its curvilinear silhouette, ample cushioning and cantilevered frame, the H269 chair is among the most beloved designs to come out of Czechoslovakia. Jindrich Halabala (1903–78) created the chair in the 1930s while working as head designer for the prominent state-owned manufacturing studio United Arts and Crafts Manufacture (known as UP). Constructed from bentwood, which sees wood soaked or steamed with water so that it becomes malleable enough to bend into elegant forms, the H269’s instantly recognizable exaggerated arms give way to a graceful curve that extends straight down to the cantilevered foundation.


Halabala helped introduce a new age of industrial furniture design and mass production while at UP, driven by a focus on creating affordable, innovative furniture that was highly functional as well as widely available. More specifically, he helped revolutionize the modular furniture trend, using simple shapes like the “H” and “E” chairs to standardize the idea of straightforward design. Halabala remained at UP from the 1930s through the mid-’40s and worked mostly in the modernist and Art Deco modes to design chairs, sideboards, tables, sofas and lamps. To create these pieces, he often used tubular steel or bentwood, as with the H269. Like many of his European contemporaries, Halabala’s work can be found in revered museums. And every year, a student competition sponsored by Mendel University in Brno and the Technical University in Zvolen presents awards to aspiring furniture design students in his name. Modernista in the Czech Republic continues to produce the H269 today.


Jindrich Halabala H269

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H-269 Streamline Chair by Jindřich Halabala for Spojene UP Zavody, 1930s
By Jindrich Halabala
Located in Wien, AT
This lounge chair H 269 by Jindřich Halabala for Spojene UP Zavody was produced during the 1930s. The piece has been completely restored with a new spring core and upholstered with a...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Art Deco Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Beech

Set of Two Art Deco Armchairs H-269 by Jindřich Halabala, 1930s
By Jindrich Halabala
Located in Praha, CZ
- Designed by J. Halabala - Czechoslovakia, circa 1930s - Good original condition. - Catalogue model H-269.
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Vintage 1930s Czech Art Deco Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Bentwood

Jindrich Halabala, Pair of Lounge Bentwood Armchairs H-269, Czechoslovakia
By Jindrich Halabala, Thonet
Located in Prague 8, CZ
A pair of famous Art Deco ebonized bentwood armchairs by Jindrich Halabala, model H-269 from the 1930s. These armchairs were made by TON company in the 1950s. The wooden armrests are...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Art Deco Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Bentwood

Lounge Chairs by Jindrich Halabala, 1930s, Set of 2
By Jindrich Halabala
Located in Lasne, BE
Pair of Halabala armchair wooden structure. Covered with sheep. Measure: Seat height 46cm. Wear due to time and age of the armchairs.      
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Vintage 1930s Czech Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Sheepskin, Wood

Set of Two Art Deco Armchairs H 269 by Jindrich Halabala, 1940s
By Jindrich Halabala
Located in Praha, CZ
Very good original condition, sturdy and stabile, no cracks, no woodworm. Spring core in very good condition. Upholstery cleaned. Each armchair has minor damage on upholstery on a se...
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Vintage 1940s Czech Art Deco Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Bentwood

Pair of Art Deco Jindrich Halabala Lounge Armchairs Model H269, Czech, 1940s
By Jindrich Halabala, Up Závody
Located in London, GB
Pair of lounge armchairs model “Easy chair” H269 designed by the architect Jindrich Halabala Curved black lacquer arms, beech wood in a steam bentwood process Manufactured by UP Za...
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Vintage 1940s Czech Art Deco Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Bentwood

Pair of Art Deco Beech Armchairs H-269 from Czechoslovakia by Jindrich Halabala
By Jindrich Halabala
Located in Prague 1, CZ
Pair of Art Deco armchairs. Product number H-269. United Arts & Crafts manufacture. Designed by Jindrich Halabala. Completely restored, surface made by piano lacquers to the high g...
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Early 20th Century Czech Art Deco Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Upholstery, Wood, Beech, Lacquer

Pair of H269 Lounge Chairs by Jindřich Halabala for Up Závody Brno, 1930s
By Jindrich Halabala, Up Závody
Located in Lucenec, SK
Pair of iconic H-269 lounge chairs by Jindrich Halabala for Up Závody Brno in good, original condition. Czechoslovakia, 1930s.   
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Vintage 1930s Czech Art Deco Lounge Chairs

Materials

Bentwood

Jindrich Halabala, Pair of Lounge Bentwood Armchairs H-269, Czechoslovakia
By Jindrich Halabala, Up Závody
Located in Prague 8, CZ
A pair of famous Art Deco ebonized bentwood armchairs by Jindrich Halabala, model H-269 from the 1930s. These armchairs were made in the 1940s. The wooden armrests are in very good V...
Category

Mid-20th Century Czech Art Deco Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Bentwood

Set of Two Armchairs Model H269 Designed by Jindřich Halabala, 1930s
By Jindrich Halabala
Located in Praha, CZ
- Made in Czechoslovakia - Made of wood, fabric - Wooden parts are restored - Good, original upholstery - Comfortable - Good, original condition.
Category

Vintage 1930s Czech Art Deco Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Armchairs H 269 by Jindrich Halabala, Set of Two, 1930s
By Jindrich Halabala
Located in Praha, CZ
This extremely preserved pair of H 269 armchairs was placed in a director's office and therefore it was used only seldom for business meeting - no traces of any dirt or liquids on up...
Category

Vintage 1930s Czech Art Deco Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Bentwood

Pair of iconic H-269 lounge chairs by Jindrich Halabala for UP Závody Brno 1930s
By Jindrich Halabala
Located in Antwerp, BE
Art Deco 1930s beech bentwood lounge armchairs chairs with beautiful sculptural wooden arms. Original Flower pattern upholstery. Dimensions: 65 W x 80 H x 90 D cm, seat 35 cm high.
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Mid-20th Century Czech Art Deco Armchairs

Materials

Bentwood

Pair of Halabala Chairs Designed by Jindrich Halabala
By Jindrich Halabala
Located in Stamford, CT
A pair of ebonized chairs designed by Jindrich Halabala. Produced in Czechoslovakia, circa 1930-1950.
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Mid-20th Century Czech Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

Pair of Grey Armchairs Kreslo H269 by Jindřich Halabala
By Up Závody, Jindrich Halabala
Located in Madrid, ES
This model, Kreslo H269, is one of five similarly shaped chair series by Czech designer Jindřich Halabala for Spojene UP Zavody from 1931 onwards. The legs and armrests are formed fr...
Category

20th Century Czech Bauhaus Armchairs

Materials

Velvet, Bentwood

Model H269 Armchairs by Jindřich Halabala, circa 1930s
By Jindrich Halabala
Located in Gloucester, GB
Model H269 armchairs by Jindrich Halabala, circa 1930s - Price is for the pair - Bentwood ornate frames - Sprung seats - New mustard yellow velvet upholstery - Designed by Jin...
Category

Vintage 1930s Czech Art Deco Armchairs

Materials

Bentwood

1930 Jindrich Halabala Art Deco Armchairs H-269
By Jindrich Halabala
Located in Praha, CZ
This original Art Deco armchair is completely restored.
Category

Vintage 1930s Czech Art Deco Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Bentwood

Set of Two Armchairs H269 by Jindrich Halabala, 1940s
By Jindrich Halabala
Located in Praha, CZ
Pair of Art Deco armchairs H269 by Jindrich Halabala. Two years after new upholstery and new shelac they have some signs of use. Very sturdy stabil and comfortable.
Category

Vintage 1940s Czech Art Deco Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Bentwood

Art Deco Club Chair H269 by J. Halabala for Thonet, Czech Republic, circa 1930
By Eley Kishimoto, Thonet, Jindrich Halabala
Located in Regensburg, DE
Art Deco design classic club chair, model "H269" by Jindrich Halabala (1903-1978) for Thonet. Curved beech solid wood, amazing black high-gloss polished piano lacquer. Armrests and ...
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Vintage 1930s Czech Art Deco Club Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Beech, Lacquer

Jindrich Halabala Kreslo H269 White Sheepskin Bentwood Armchair
By Jindrich Halabala
Located in Madrid, ES
Armchair, model Kreslo H269, designed by Jindrich Halabala (1903-1978), chief designer of the furniture factory Spojené UP Závody in Brno, circa 1930. This comfortable lounge chair f...
Category

20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Sheepskin, Bentwood

Pair of "H269" Art Deco Lounge Chairs by Jindrich Halabala in Peacock Blue
By Thonet, Jindrich Halabala
Located in Shepperton, Surrey
A pair of original 1930s "H269" armchairs by Jindrich Halabala for Thonet. They have been reupholstered in soft, peacock blue velvet. The frames have been reconditioned and polis...
Category

Vintage 1920s Austrian Art Deco Lounge Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Bentwood

Art Deco Thonet H269 Armchair by Jindrich Halabala
By Gebrüder Thonet Vienna, Jindrich Halabala
Located in Vienna, AT
Beech bentwood armchair by Thonet from the 1930s. Excellent restored with seat springs. On request several available Delivery time about 4-5 weeks. Price per chair.
Category

Vintage 1930s Czech Art Deco Armchairs

Materials

Beech, Bentwood

H-269 Streamline Chair by Jindrich Halabala for Spojene UP Zavody, 1930s
By Jindrich Halabala
Located in Wien, AT
Category

Mid-20th Century Czech Art Deco

Materials

Fabric, Beech

Jindrich Halabala Model H269 Pair of Red Armchairs for Spojené UP Zàvody
By Up Závody, Jindrich Halabala
Located in Munich, Bavaria
This Czech armchairs with references of the Art Deco period are designed by Jindrich Halabala. Manufacture is Spojené UP Zàvody. The curved armrests made of beech and is lacquered....
Category

Vintage 1930s Czech Art Deco Lounge Chairs

Materials

Beech, Fabric, Upholstery

Pair of H269 Armchairs by Jindrich Halabala in Original Upholstery, 1930
By Jindrich Halabala
Located in Praha, CZ
Iconic H-269 chairs by Jjindrich Halabala in very good, original condition. They show only minor wear on the wooden parts and original upholstery. Not restored.
Category

Vintage 1930s Czech Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Pair of Art Deco Thonet H269 Armchairs by Jindrich Halabala
By Gebrüder Thonet Vienna, Jindrich Halabala
Located in Vienna, AT
Beech bentwood armchairs by Thonet from the 1930s. Excellent restored with seat springs. Up to four pairs available Delivery time about 3-4 weeks.
Category

Vintage 1930s Czech Art Deco Armchairs

Materials

Beech, Bentwood

Pair of Art Deco Thonet H269 Armchairs by Jindrich Halabala
By Gebrüder Thonet Vienna, Jindrich Halabala
Located in Vienna, AT
Beech bentwood armchairs by Thonet from the 1930s. Traditionally restored with seat springs. Up to 4 pairs available Delivery time about 3-6 weeks.
Category

Vintage 1930s Czech Art Deco Armchairs

Materials

Beech, Bentwood

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