Koloman Moser/Josef Hoffmann "Purkersdorf" Armchair for Wittmann
Koloman Moser/Josef Hoffmann “Purkersdorf” armchairs reproduced by Wittmann Moebel Werkstaetten, Austria. This chair, also knows as Recreation Josef Hoffmann, are attributed to both Josef Hoffmann and Koloman Moser. Johannes Spalt (1920-2010), professor at the University für angewandte Kunst in Viena, finished his research with the conclusion that it was Josef Hoffmann's design and not Koloman Mosers'.
The Purkersdorf Sanatorium was built 1904/05 by architect Josef Hoffmann, a disciple of Otto Wagner, the founder of modern architecture in Austria. It is an example of architecture from the Vienna Secession and paved the way for modern architecture. These remarkable armchairs come with squab cushions that are original to the design.
PROVENANCE: Carlo Bonte Auctionhouse in Belgium, BE
Dimensions: 27.5”H 24.25”W 24”D
Period: 1903 these chairs were reproduced in the second half of the 20th century
Condition: In good vintage condition for its age; there are nicks and scratches and loss of wood present. There is some fading to the seat cushion. As a pair, the white lacquer on wood is faded differently for each one.
Place of Origin: Austria
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