The Austrian architect Josef Hoffmann was a central figure in the evolution of modern design, and a leader in an aesthetic movement born in Europe in the late 19th century that rejected florid, extravagant ornamentation in favor of a new emphasis on simplicity of line. As a founder of the turn-of-the-century Weiner Werkstatte (in English: the Viennese Workshops), a design co-op that produced superbly crafted furniture and housewares, Hoffmann was a pioneering practitioner of what would become a fundamental principle of modernism: that good design is a way of life.
This beautiful chair, designed circa 1905 in Austria by Jacob & Josef Kohn, is made of steam-bent beech wood. We reupholstered in a beautiful herringbone alpaca wrap from Attersee. There is a branded manufacturer's mark to underside ‘J & J Kohn Austria’.
Jacob & Josef Kohn, Austria
23 W x 21 D x 30 H x 18 SH in.
Steambent and Lacquered Beech, Alpaca Fabric
Good condition. Some minor scratches to surface. Upholstery is brand new.
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