Description & Technical information

Designed by: Zlatko Neumann, 1920s
Executed by: Friedrich Otto Schmidt attr.
Solid oak, signs of use, original condition.

H 46 cm, SH 41 cm, W 48 cm, D 41 cm (lighter)
H 43 cm, SH 39 cm, W 46 cm, D 43 cm (darker)

The model for this piece came from an Egyptian king’s tomb. In contrast to the four-legged Egyptian stools that were to be seen in the Haberfeld and Stoessl residences as early as 1900, Loos used this type of stool in his own flat probably no earlier than 1903. The stool was executed by Loos’s famous ‘chair cabinetmaker’, Josef Veillich. Loos’s associate, Zlatko Neumann, developed a slight variation of the ‘Veillich stool’.

Date:  1920s
Period:  20th century
Origin:  Vienna
Medium: Solid oak
Dimensions: 46 x 48 x 41 cm (18¹/₈ x 18⁷/₈ x 16¹/₈ inches)
Literature: E. B. Ottillinger, Adolf Loos, Wohnkonzepte und Möbelentwürfe, Vienna, 1994, p. 29, 124
Categories: Decorative Arts & Design