Description & Technical information


consisting of eight chairs and two armchairs


Designed by: Gebrüder Thonet, Vienna, 1904, model no. 511

Executed by: Gebrüder Thonet, Vienna, from 1904 on


Bent beech and plywood seat, stained to rosewood and professionally repolished, excellent condition


Chairs: H 99 cm, SH 46 cm, W 42 cm, D 56 cm; armchairs: H 106cm, SH 46 cm, W 54 cm, D 59 cm


The furniture pieces of the 511 series, which include a desk, chairs, armchairs, a settee and a rocking chair, are amongst the most elegant Jugendstil furniture produced by Gebrüder Thonet. Nevertheless, it has not yet been possible to determine their designer. It is, however, assumed that these pieces were created by Marcel Kammerer. They were most definitely not authored by Josef Hoffmann, as he worked with Thonet’s competitor J. &. J. Kohn.

Date:  around 1904
Period:  Vienna, around 1904
Origin:  Austrian
Medium: Bent beech and plywood, dyed to rosewood
Dimensions: 99 x 42 x 56 cm (39 x 16¹/₂ x 22 inches)
Literature: Gebrüder Thonet sales catalogue, 1904, ill. p. 119; D. E. Ostergard (ed.), Bent Wood and Metal Furniture 1850–1946, 1987, p. 250, fig. 49 c; G. Renzi, Il mobile moderno, Gebrüder Thonet Vienna, Jacob & Josef Kohn, Milan, 2008, p. 122 f.