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One or Six Armchairs Designed by Josef Hoffmann

One or Six Armchairs Designed by Josef Hoffmann




    A fine find! These barrel armchairs model No. 729/2F, designed by Josef Hoffmann, circa 1906. The simplicity of this chair design: is made up of a U-shaped horizontal rail that forms both the armrest and the crest rail. Supported by evenly spaced rods rather than four legs joined into a U-shaped base. Just above the middle of the legs, an appropriately formed suspended seat frame is stabilized with two balls on the underside of the seat. There are no manufacturer’s marks. Price is for one chair, we have eight available.

    Documented: Jacob & Josef Kohn: Bugholzmöbel / Bent-wood furniture / bentwood furniture. Der Katalog von 1916 pg. 38 illustration
    literature: Bent wood and metal furniture 1850-1946, Ostergard, pg. 107 illustrates variations.
    Note: These are original and not reissue chairs.

    Josef Hoffmann (Austrian, 1870-1956) was a celebrated Viennese architect and designer known for his modern aesthetic. Important architectural projects included the Purkersdorf Sanatorium, the Stoclet Palace and the Cabaret Fledermaus. Hoffmann was a key figure in the Vienna Secession movement and together with Koloman Moser founded the highly important workshop of modernist craftsmen known as the Wiener Werkstatte.



    Height: 31.5" x Width: 22.5" x Depth: 21"
    Seat Height: 18.5"



    Good. Wear consistent with age and use. Its condition is very solid and it has good age related patina. Reupholstered in the 80's/90's.


    Please contact us for availability of the piece and for more information on condition. We are pleased to offer worldwide shipping. Contact for shipping quotes. 


    All sales are final! No Exchanges! No refunds!

Ships From: Dallas, TX
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