Description & Technical information

Surface professionally repolished, seat back panels with inlays in different woods and brass, upholstery and leather covering renewed

designed by: Josef Hoffmann attr., Vienna, around 1907
executed by: J. & J. Kohn (brand mark)

These chairs are a variation of the pioneering "Purkersdorf" chair. The basic construction (seat, design of the front legs as well as the single-piece, bent wood back legs) correspond to the Purkersdorf chair. The oval panel of the seat back is reminiscent of a bench designed by Koloman Moser (see cat. bel etage, Maastricht 2013, no. 20). Hoffmann also used a similar chair to furnish the children's room in the Palais Stoclet though that had a round seat.

Date:  Around 1907
Period:  20th century
Origin:  Vienna
Medium: Dyed to rosewood, Bent beech and plywood
Dimensions: 100 x 42 x 44 cm (39³/₈ x 16¹/₂ x 17³/₈ inches)
Literature: ref.: V. J. Behal, p. 139, Purkersdorfer Stuhl; E. F. Sekler, Josef Hoffmann, Das architektonische Werk, p. 97 (Stoclet)
Categories: Decorative Arts & Design, Furniture