Helena Dařbujánová


One of the best-known figures of Czech design, her feminine furniture pieces and accessories – full of emotion and passion – are known internationally too. Having created her own brand over a decade ago, she made a resounding debut at the 2009 Paris Maison & Objet exhibition. She has regularly participated in international exhibitions ever since, her works have won her several international prizes.

Her style is immediately recognisable: minimalist forms paired with playful colours and exciting upholstery delivered in exceptionally high quality. The end result is elegant, offering the feel of luxury with a hint of extravagance. Dařbujánová’s carefully-crafted objects are made by Czech craftspeople – upholsterers, carpenters, metalworkers and glassblowers.

Her Suzanne series – introduced in 2021 – is a series of five dressers with velvet-lined drawers specifically intended to store personal memorabilia in. She recommends them to five ladies who are outstanding in their field and are personally close to her. These ladies include President of Slovakia Zuzana Čaputová, the protagonist of a Leonard Cohen song, and the designer’s grandmother.