The collector is the true resident of the interior. The collector dreams his way not only into a distant or bygone world but also into a better one.
- Walter Benjamin
Czech Cubist architecture was an architectural movement in the area that is now the Czech Republic which started around 1912 as an offshoot of the Czech cubist movement, which was brought to Prague by Czech artists living in Paris. The movement started with a more traditional cubism (shown above in the pictures of the Ostrava crematorium, the Bohdaneč spa, and the Grand Cafe Orient in Prague) and then evolved in "rondocubism," which was a nationalist response to traditional cubism that became popular after the independence of Czechoslovakia from the Austro-Hungarian empire. Above, you can see interiors, furniture, and design from such architects as Josef Gočár, Pavel Janák, and Vlastislav Hofman.