Description & Technical information

designed by: Adolf Loos
executed by: J. & J. Kohn

SH 47 cm

The chair is regarded as early evidence of Adolf Loos‘s particularly pronounced leaning to functional thinking. The piece exhibits characteristics that are often difficult to combine: lightness, resilience and warmth, too. Despite its clear elegance and stability, the chair sold only slowly and was thus never mass produced.

Date:  1898
Period:  1850-1900
Origin:  Vienna
Medium: Bent beech wood, Unstained, Woven saddle seat
Signature: Marked: with difficult to identify brand: J. & J. Kohn, Wsetin Austria.

Dimensions: 88 x 40.5 x 42 cm (34⁵/₈ x 16 x 16¹/₂ inches)
Literature: E. B. Ottillinger, A. Loos, Wohnkonzepte und Möbelentwürfe, Vienna, 1994, pp. 127 ff, ill. p. 129; Fremdkörper (ed.), Moderne Möbel, 150 Jahre Design, 2009, p. 684
Categories: Decorative Arts & Design, Furniture