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Josef Hoffmann Nesting tables J.& J. Kohn ca. 1906

SKU 764 ,

Four nesting tables with vertical rods, Josef Hoffmann, J.& J. Kohn Vienna mod.nr. 986, circa 1906, beechwood bent stained mahogany and polished, original company label

  • Height: 74.5cm, Width: 61cm, Depth: 45cm
  • 1906 to 1910
    Epoch: Art Nouveau
    Technique: beech wood, bent, stained mahogany and polished
    remains of the original company label under the smallest table Bib.: Giovanni Renzi, „Il mobile moderno“, Silvana Editoriale Spa, Milano 2008, p. 180-181
    6.500,00 VAT inclusive
    SKU 764 ,
    Description

    1905 was one of the crucial years for the Wiener Werkstatte. That year Josef Hoffmann and Koloman Moser created some of their most iconic designs. The leitmotif of this artistic period was the reduction of form in favor of functionality. This set designed by Josef Hoffmann in 1905 and consisting of four nesting tables with vertical rods, perfectly embodies this principle. A strong influence of design elements from the model “Fledermaus” can be found most notably in the horseshoe-shaped base. Hoffmann combined curved forms in the horizontal plane with a straight shape in the vertical, which lends the design a particular tension. On the underside of the smallest table remainings of the original company label tan be still found.

    Artist

    Josef Hoffmann (Brtnice 1870 - 1956 Vienna), co-founder of the Viennese Secession and of the Wiener Werkstätte, was an extremely productive and versatile architect and designer. Throughout his career he experimented with various forms, techniques and materials. In his designs, he was striving for a strong reduction of the form to the essential and was a pioneer of geometric Jugendstil. This is how his characteristic geometric style was established. The scope of his designs ranges from buildings and entire interiors, following the concept of the “Gesamtkunstwerk” (total work of art), all the way to small details of everyday life. One of his most significant works is the Palais Stoclet in Brussels, a Gesamtkunstwerk which he executed for a wealthy entrepreneur between 1905 and 1911 in collaboration with, among others, Gustav Klimt and Koloman Moser.

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