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Spojené UP závody Brno

They were established in 1921 by merging the Brno furniture company J. Slavička and the Jan Vaňek Arts and Crafts Workshops in Třebíč. The initiator of the company was Jan Vaněk, who strived for quality and purpose-built furniture, corresponding to contemporary trends. In 1930, architect Jindřich Halabala started working for the company, who initially devoted himself mainly to the then novelty, tubular furniture, and later became the director of the company. According to J. Halabala's designs, UP závody produced quality metal and wooden furniture, some types especially for companies promoting tasteful home accessories, especially for Cooperative Work and later also Krásná jizba.