Vlastislav Hofman found the best outlet for his many talents in stage design, but he also painted, worked in town planning and bridge building for Prague, designed buildings, interiors, furniture and decorative objects, and wrote prolifically on design theory. In 1911 Hofman became the first to design furniture in the Czech Cubist style. Vlastislav Hofman, an architect, sought to liberate matter and find its inner soul. Liberating matter and finding its dynamic essence gave rise to a new abstract form that does not resemble anything found in nature. In his work, architecture and design strove to set matter in motion and then freeze it in time.