Description & Technical information

Consisting of: 1 settee, 2 armchairs

Designed by: Josef Hoffmann

Executed by: J. & J. Kohn, model no. 675/C, F

Beech bentwood and plywood, dyed to rose wood, surface professionally repolished, decorative brass nails polished and stove-enamelled, upholstery and leather renewed, excellent condition. 

Settee: H 75 cm, SH 42 cm, W 136 cm, D 71 cm

Armchairs: H 76 cm, SH 42 cm, W 76.5 cm, D 73.5 cm

The name of this seating group derives from the exhibition in Buenos Aires in 1910, where J. & J. Kohn showed this suite based on a design by Josef Hoffmann.

Numerous lamps and objects made by Wiener Werkstätte were presented at this exhibition. Thus it was only natural that Josef Hoffmann, who had already been hired by J. & J. Kohn to design a whole house for the 1908 Kunstschau, was also responsible for the concept of the Buenos Aires exhibition, where he would show many pieces of furniture designed by himself (see also desk no. 17 from our 14th Autumn Salon 2013). 

Date:  around 1907
Period:  Early 20th century
Origin:  Austrian
Medium: Beech bentwood and plywood
Dimensions: 76 x 76.5 x 73.5 cm (29⁷/₈ x 30¹/₈ x 28⁷/₈ inches)
Provenance: private property, Austria

Literature: Das Interieur, XII, 1911, plate 31; G. Renzi, Il
mobile moderno, Gebrüder Thonet Vienna, Jacob & Josef Kohn, Milan, 2008,
pp. 172 f

Categories: Furniture