To the international design world, Bočan is best known for the design of the Czech Embassy in London that he made in 1968 and for which he in 1971 received the RIBA Award by the Royal Institute of British Architects. Bočan also made the design for the Czech Embassy in Stockholm that was completed in 1972. For the Stockholm embassy Bočan also designed all the furniture, including two geometrically shaped bentwood armchairs; one with a dark blue/purple upholstery on a dark wood frame and one made of red lacquered bentwood with rattan panels. Both armchairs were exclusively produced to the Stockholm Embassy by the Thonet company.
In 1999 Bočan established his own design studio in Prague. An important part of Jan Bočan’s life was his pedagogical activity and during the late 1990 he worked in the Faculty of Architecture at CTU in Prague. In 2003 he was appointed a PhD and three years later a professor. In 2009, he received the Grand Prix of the Society of Czech Architects for his lifetime work. He died in 2010 at the age of 73.