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Desk and Chair, c. 1907

Leopold Museum,
Vienna
Leopold Museum,
Vienna
Leopold Museum,
Vienna
Leopold Museum,
Vienna
Leopold Museum,
Vienna
Wood, brass, leather, seat with fabric covering
Desk 97.5×108.6×58.5 cm Chair 74.5×55.9×44.2 cm

Artists

  • Josef Hoffmann

    (Pirnitz/Brtnice 1870–1956 Vienna)

  • Jacob & Josef Kohn
Currently on display at UG2
This desk and chair were designed by the architect and designer Josef Hoffmann (1870–1956) around 1907. The co-founder of the Wiener Werkstätte frequently created unique items of furniture and entire furnishings for wealthy clients. Hoffmann further worked with companies including Gebrüder Thonet and Jacob & Josef Kohn. They produced Hoffmann’s designs in greater numbers and operated on an almost industrial level in terms of the strict division of labor and aid of machines. This made the products affordable to a slightly broader public. With these reduced designs, Hoffmann used basic geometrical forms, such as spheres, squares and rectangles, and made sure the bentwood technique was executed with respect for the material.

Object data

Artist/author
  • Design: Josef Hoffmann
  • Execution: Jacob & Josef Kohn
Title
Desk and Chair
Date
c. 1907
Art movement
Art Nouveau
Category
Furniture
Material​/technique
Wood, brass, leather, seat with fabric covering
Dimensions
Desk 97.5×108.6×58.5 cm Chair 74.5×55.9×44.2 cm
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 4342
Inventory access
Contributed to the Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung in 1994
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