Vlastislav Hofman (1884-1964) found the best space to apply his extraordinary talent mainly in scenography, but he also achieved exceptional results in design, visual arts and architecture.
After studying architecture, Hofman was the first to design Cubist furniture in 1911. At the same time, he also started designing Cubist ceramics and metal objects for Artěl. Hofman's set of furniture for the sculptor Josef Mařatka from 1912 is a masterpiece of Czech Cubism in furniture design with its delicate play of beveled edges and folded veneer within the framework of primitively conceived overall shapes.
Hofman remained faithful to Cubism in its expressive form until the mid-1920s.