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Friday, 09 March 2018 14:33

Auction record in a new coat

Dušan Samuel Jurkovič known as a peculiar architect, who designed buildings mostly in folk concept. As perhaps the most famous Libušín and Maměnka in Pustevny from 1897. The roots of Jurkovič's direction in working with folk forms can be found in family background when mother was an expert of folk art and father was a Slovak patriot. From 1884 to 1889 he studied architecture at the Industrial School in Vienna. Creative realization and personal style was acquired with Bully builders in Martin and then at Urbánka in Vsetín. In his work we can perceive the Art Nouveau popular in the time, enriched with the principles of the Biedermeier with the influence of Wiener Werkstätte in Vienna. However, the most prominent in his work is traditional folk, Slovak-Hungarian architecture. Although Jurkovič was the architect of the buildings and he had realized many important construction projects, he also devoted himself to interior design. In 1899 he received the offer of František Mareš, the director of the Brno Vesna School of Girls, for the creation of office and apartment interiors. The aforementioned furniture from the František Mareš´s study, after 115 years, appeared in the offer of the auction hall and broke records. It was the most expensive item that was then auctioned. No wonder, despite the fact that the furniture was not in good shape, it was astonishing and respectful and the idea that it was built at the end of the 19th century and can be considered a timeless with a sense of detail. It's just a peculiar thing that was rightfully appreciated. The furniture set had to be restored and refurbished as a whole. The new owner approached us with this need, and we, with great respect and respect for his creator, let go to work. Now we have finished our work, which we will look forward for a while. If you would like to absorb the atmosphere of a unique hot-blooded furniture, visit us at Chvalská tvrz.

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