Armchair by Josef Hoffmann

Armchair by Josef Hoffmann

And another rare and important armchair by Josef Hoffmann for sale at the NYC Wiener Werkstätte auction of March 3, 2011.

JOSEF HOFFMANN

Rare armchair, ca. 1903

Wood, leather, brass. 40 1/4 in. (102.2 cm.) high

ESTIMATE $70,000-90,000

via Phillips de Pury & Company.

Steel Bench by Josef Hoffmann

Steel Bench by Josef Hoffmann

Note to self: Did I add Phillips de Pury and Company’s site to my list of fame? No … Done now. Reason is an important upcoming auction in NYC of Wiener Werkstatte design, The period that attracted me to chairs in the first place, as many of the designers of that era worked for Thonet as well.

JOSEF HOFFMANN

Bench, ca. 1906

Painted iron, painted wood. 33 x 57 x 23 in. (83.8 x 144.8 x 58.4 cm.) Manufactured by August Kitschelt’s Erben, Austria. Inside of one leg impressed with “AUGUST KITSCHELTS.”

ESTIMATE $25,000-35,000

via Phillips de Pury & Company.

Koller Armchair by Josef Hoffmann

Koller Armchair Joseph Hoffmann 1910
Realized I never showed you this Koller Armchair by Josef Hoffmann from 1910. This chair is still being produced by the Austrian Wittmann company.

Hoffmann’s Sitzmachine in Black and White

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At Prodomo (or better at Prodomo Windows) in Vienna I found this – dramatically modern when in black and white – lounge chair annex recliner, the Sitzmachine that Josef Hoffmann designed over 100 years ago.

Josef Hoffmann Fledermaus Collection

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Josef Hoffmann Fledermaus Collection

Specially designed in Vienna in 1907 for the Fledermaus cabaret in Vienna, this suite was later produced by the Kohn bentwood furniture company. The runners and the wooden spheres on the joints are typical Hoffmann style elements.
Via Bonluxat