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The 1920s and 1930s style of furniture was dominated by two simultaneously existing design movements: art deco, elegant style searching for inspiration in the art of the 18th century, and the modern one – functionalism, lacking ornamentation and showing the structure and material. Furniture designs promoting practical shapes became a prototype suitable for the mass production, which was using beside wood also glass and steel pipes.
Modern times shortened women’s hair as well as skirts, society started to go out for trips, fashion designers created not only elegant dresses for formal occasions but also clothes appropriate for enjoying leisure time by doing sports. Nevertheless, the bourgeois traditionalistic spirit in terms of social status and conventions remained strong and this fact was reflected in the way of life and in the equipment of households.
The exhibition shows the standard of living of the upper middle class comprising families of doctors, lawyers, senior clerks or secondary school teachers. It is presenting furniture and equipment of a flat (entrance hall, pantry, kitchen, dining room, study, bedroom) within a broad span of two decades. Exhibition space is devoted to the presentation of passing the leisure time within a family or in public. By means of collection items, fine art works, and photographs it will aim to outline the period that is usually referred to as the one of refinement and elegance.
Exhibits belong to the collections of the