Description & Technical information

designed by: Josef Urban, Vienna, 1903
executed by: Gebrüder Thonet, model no. 405, Vienna, from 1904 on

Josef Urban used these chairs for the Paul Hofner Restaurant in Vienna among others. Despite its elegant and very reduced lines, its high degree of functionality, comfort and durability, the model was not a sales hit at the time.

Date:  1903/1904
Period:  20th century
Origin:  Vienna
Medium: beech, stained and polished, original upholstery in leather, legs with very solid brass cuffs
Dimensions: 98 x 40 x 52.5 cm (38⁵/₈ x 15³/₄ x 20⁵/₈ inches)
Literature: Das Interieur VII, 1906, p. 21, Restaurant Paul Hofner, Wien; The Studio Year Book of Decorative Art, 1911, p. 230; The Art Revival in Austria, The Studio, special number, 1906, C 61; G. Renzi, Il mobile moderno, Gebrüder Thonet Vienna, Jacob & Josef Kohn, Milan, 2008, p. 116
Categories: Decorative Arts & Design, Furniture