A PAIR OF ARMCHAIRS known as “Buenos Aires” armchairs
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Josef Hoffmann

A PAIR OF ARMCHAIRS known as “Buenos Aires” armchairs

Bel Etage, Wolfgang Bauer, Vienna

Date Around 1907

Period 20th century

Origin Austria

Medium Bent beech and plywood

Dimension 76 x 77 x 74 cm (29⁷/₈ x 30³/₈ x 29¹/₈ inches)

Designed by: Josef Hoffmann, around 1907

Executed by: J. & J. Kohn, model no. 675/F

Bent beech and plywood, dyed to rosewood, professionally repolished, decorative brass nails, re-upholstered in very durable microfiber fabric, excellent condition

H 76 cm, SH 42 cm, W 77 cm, D 74 cm

Designed by Josef Hoffmann, this suite was also shown in 1910 by the J. & J. Kohn company at an exhibition in Buenos Aires – from which it also derived its name. Since numerous lamps and objects made by Wiener Werkstätte were also presented at this exhibition, it was only natural that Josef Hoffmann, who had already been hired by J. & J. Kohn to design a whole house for the 1908 Kunstschau, would also be commissioned with concepting the Buenos Aires exhibition and thus designed numerous pieces shown there (also see desk no. 17 shown in our 14th Autumn Salon 2013).

Date: Around 1907

Period: 20th century

Origin: Austria

Medium: Bent beech and plywood

Dimension: 76 x 77 x 74 cm (29⁷/₈ x 30³/₈ x 29¹/₈ inches)

Provenance: Private property, Austria


Das Interieur, XII, 1911, plate 31; G. Renzi,
Il mobile moderno, Gebrüder Thonet Vienna, Jacob & Josef Kohn, Milan, 2008,
pp. 172 f

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