The story of Retronaut

The story of Retronaut began in 2012 next to a dumpster: A totally destroyed chair was lying in the snow. I took it home only to find out that it’s the iconic H-269 by Jindrich Halabala. Its restoration turned out fantastic. And so did all the following. During the years, Retronaut has restored hundreds of chairs and made hundreds of customers happy worldwide.”

Pavla Kosova, architect and founder of Retronaut

Retronaut sources, restores and sells vintage Czechoslovak chairs:

  • We’ve been in the business for years and have an extensive network of contacts. We’re able to source and restore almost any type of chair.
  • We’ll help you choose and design your new chair. We can do
    a 3D rendering to help you imagine what the fabric will look like on your chair. 
  • Your chair will be restored by some of the most skilled Czech craftsmen.
  • We only use the most beautiful and highest quality fabrics.
  • We ship chairs worldwide.  

Media mentions

Our chairs make people happy!

I think I'll take 3 days off and just sit in the chair. It's amazing and sooo confortable. Thank you - again!
Daniela L.
I couldn't leave home today, as I was fondly looking at them.
Mirek F.
Pavla did a great job in restoring a fine pair of H269 Halabala lounge chairs. And at very competitive prices! Definitely highly recommended!
Herman K.
Thanks to Pavla and her team for the great job! We love our new old chair! Great souvenir from Prague!
Sylvie P.