Adolf Loos

Room divider

Bel Etage, Wolfgang Bauer, Vienna

Date 1912

Period Early 20th century

Dimension 112 x 71 x 31 cm (44¹/₈ x 28 x 12¹/₄ inches)

Designed by: Adolf Loos

Executed by: Friedrich Otto Schmidt, Vienna 1912

Mahogany, solid and veneer, professionally repolished, original bevelled and cut glasses, original brass fittings, excellent condition.

H 112 cm, W 71 cm, D 31 cm

In numerous of his interior designs, Adolf Loos used such room dividers tailored to the specific spatial conditions. As early as 1902, Loos used room dividers of this type for the furnishings designed for Dr. Hugo Haberfeld and Gustav Turnovsky, and in 1903 for Georg and Else Weiss’ music room. The formal language of our room divider is closely related to Loos' furnishings of the extension of Gustav Turnovsky's smoking room in 1912. 

Date: 1912

Period: Early 20th century

Dimension: 112 x 71 x 31 cm (44¹/₈ x 28 x 12¹/₄ inches)

Provenance: private property, Austria


E. B. Ottillinger, Adolf Loos, Wohnkonzepte und Möbelentwürfe, Salzburg/Vienna, 1994, p. 59, illus. 52 (Photo © Marianne Haller), p.105, illus. 132

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