A second showing of the exhibition Civilized Housing for Everyone. Jan Vaněk 1891–1962. will take place in the Slovak National Museum in Bratislava from the 5th of October 2016 until the 2nd of April 2017. This exhibition and publication project, initially organised by Mr. Jindřich Chatrný in the Brno City Museum in the year 2008, is the first to present in a complete fashion the life and creative ‘story’ of the architect Jan Vaněk.
Through his work Jan Vaněk significantly influenced the between-the-wars progressive avant-garde in terms of the overall conception of interior and furniture design, not only as an artist and designer, but also as a theoretician, publicist, teacher and business man. He cooperated with Le Corbusier, Adolf Loos as well as with Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Vaněk’s company Standard bytová společnost (S.B.S.) carried out at practically the same time the interior furnishings of both Mies’ Tugendhat Villa and Loos’ Müller Villa.
The exhibition in the Slovak National Museum in Bratislava has a new architectural and graphic design with a range of exhibited items which were not presented in the initial Brno exhibition due to space limitations.