Description & Technical information

Designed by: Josef Hoffmann, Vienna, 1907/08

Executed by: J. & J. Kohn, around 1908

Surface professionally repolished, iron fittings, very good condition

Based on the structural design and construction method, the numerous elegant details, the astonishing design similarities to the Seven-Ball Chair as well as the overall appearance, one may – with a probability bordering on certainty – assume that this cradle was designed by Hoffmann.

In the Berlin Bröhan Museum there is an identical cradle, which, however, lacks the fixture for the cradle’s curtain.

Date:  1907/08
Period:  20th century
Origin:  Austria, Vienna
Medium: Bent beech and plywood, Dyed to rosewood
Dimensions: 101 x 110 x 52 cm (39³/₄ x 43¹/₄ x 20¹/₂ inches)
Provenance: Art trade, Belgium

Literature: G. Renzi, Il mobile moderno, Gebrüder Thonet
Vienna, Jacob & Josef Kohn, Milan, 2008, pp. 210 f; E. B.
Ottillinger (ed.), Fidgety Philip! A Design History of Children's Furniture,
Vienna, 2006, p. 133

Categories: Furniture