Description & Technical information


Designed by: Josef Hoffmann, Vienna, around 1908
Executed by: Wiener Werkstätte

Hoffmann varied this piano stool a number of times, e.g. for the music room in the apartment of Dr Guido Hamburger, Vienna, and Dr Hermann Wittgenstein. In the latter case, it was in oak, stained black with white chalk in the pores.

Date:  1908
Period:  20th century
Origin:  Vienna
Medium: cherry veneer on coniferous wood, solid beach
Dimensions: 46 x 42 cm (18¹/₈ x 16¹/₂ inches)
Literature: a contemporary photograph is preserved in the Wiener Werkstätte archives at the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts (MAK), Vienna, inv. no. WWF 105-252-1; MAK Vienna, 1987, Josef Hoffmann, Ornament zwischen Hoffnung und Verbrechen, p. 58, no. 2
Categories: Decorative Arts & Design, Furniture