|The Brummel House|
The tours sound riveting. Loos was a revolutionary who promoted the idea of clean lines and uncluttered surfaces as a reaction to the fussiness of much 19th and early 20th century design. The former apartment of the Kraus family on Bendova Street has a salon and dining room with glass clad walls that provided multiple reflections of guests. Dr. Josef Vogel’s apartment on Klatovska Street has been refitted with exact replicas of his family’s furniture. And most spectacular is the Brummel house on Husova Street, converted and extended in its entirety by Loos and containing the original furniture he designed.
Tours in English take place once a day on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets can be bought at the Tourist Information Centre on the Republic Square. Tickers for a tour of the first two apartments described above cost around £6 or £4.50 for seniors. Brummel house tours cost about £10 or £8 respectively.
Because they involve getting to upper storeys the tours are not suitable for travellers with limited mobility.