Description & Technical information

Designed by: Adolf Loos, for the apartment of Eugen Stössler
Executed by: F. O. Schmidt, model no. 6865

Walnut and walnut veneer on pine, white metal cuffs, upholstery renewed and reupholstered with red leather, surface professionally repolished, 3 struts between the legs renewed, 2 chairs with higher saddle

SH 46 cm

Our four chairs are among the most accomplished designs of Adolf Loos. Influenced by English models, he designed them in 1899 for the dining room of the Stössler apartment. Later he used variations of the same design in a number of his interiors. Since these early chairs were executed without the front arm supports of later versions, they are particularly elegant and airy.

Date:  1899
Period:  1850-1900
Origin:  Vienna
Medium: Walnut and walnut veneer on pine
Dimensions: 75.5 cm (29³/₄ inches)
Provenance: private collection, Vienna
Literature: Ref.: Das Interieur, 1900, vol. 1, p. 95; E. B. Ottillinger, A. Loos, 1994, p. 132, ill. pp. 40, 134; Kunkal, F. O. Schmidt company archives, Nr. 6865
Categories: Decorative Arts & Design, Furniture