Mücke Melder

Fryštát, Czech Republic

Mücke-Melder was a Czech modernist furniture manufacturer specialized in tubular steel chair and table designs. Although many details of the enterprise’s history have been obscured by time, the products of Mücke-Melder’s active manufacturing from the late 1920s into the postwar period are sought-after on today’s vintage market.

Based in Fryštát, Mücke-Melder produced furniture that was heavily inspired by the contemporaneous designs of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Mart Stam, Marcel Breuer, and Le Corbusier, among others, which enchanted the Czech avant-garde at the time.

An emblematic selection of Mücke-Melder’s oeuvre includes the chrome-plated tubular steel FN 21 Famos Armchair (1930), which owes its form, unmistakably, to Mies van der Rohe’s iconic cantilevered Brno Chair, designed ca. 1929-1930 for his nearby and renowned Tugendhat House in Brno, Czech Republic.