Description & Technical information



designed by: Adolf Loos, for the apartment of Eugen Stössler, 1899
executed by: F. O. Schmidt, model no. 6865

Upholstery renewed and reupholstered with red leather, surface professionally repolished, 3 struts between the legs renewed, 2 chairs with higher saddle, 2 chairs with lower saddle.

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, Walnut veneer on pine, White metal cuffs
Dimensions: 75.5 x 51 x 46 cm (29³/₄ x 20¹/₈ x 18¹/₈ inches)
Literature: 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