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Six-Legged Table, after 1902

Leopold Museum,
Mahogany, beech, brass
67.8×84.5 cm


  • Adolf Loos

    (Brno 1870–1933 Kalksburg/Vienna)

  • Friedrich Otto Schmidt
Currently on display at OG3
This parlor table was designed by the architect and designer Adolf Loos (1870–1933). Its first documented use was in the seating area of the art historian and art writer Dr. Hugo Haberfeld’s (1875–1946) living room at his apartment in Vienna’s 8th district, Alser Straße 53, in 1899. Loos would keep returning to this item of furniture with several variations, for instance in 1901 for the furnishings of the Stessl apartment in Vienna’s 13th district, Auhofstraße 235. The design consists of a round mahogany tabletop, framed by sheet brass, with a round apron underneath it featuring six almost cylindrical table legs, stabilized in pairs by means of crossbars. The brass cuffs and crossbars on the legs, as well as the sheet brass border around the tabletop, reflect Loos’s demand for a unity of form and function, since they are not merely decorative but also serve a purpose. The execution of the object was carried out by the company of Friedrich Otto Schmidt, with whom Loos often collaborated.

Object data

  • Design: Adolf Loos
  • Execution: Friedrich Otto Schmidt
Six-Legged Table
after 1902
Art movement
Art Nouveau
Mahogany, beech, brass
67.8×84.5 cm
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 4355
Inventory access
Contributed to the Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung in 1994
Selection of Reference works
  • Wien 1900. Aufbruch in die Moderne, hrsg. von Hans-Peter Wipplinger, Wien 2019 (Ausst.-Kat. Leopold Museum, Wien, ab 15.03.2019).

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Provenance research
Leopold Museum i
Dr. Rudolf Leopold, Wien (o.D.);
Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung, Wien (seit 1994).

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