Designed for the Kabarett Fledermaus, Vienna

Designed by Josef Hoffmann, Austrian, 1870 - 1956. Made from 1907 - c. 1914 by the firm of Jacob and Josef Kohn, Vienna, Austria, 1850 - c. 1914. Made after 1916 by Mundas, Vienna, 1907 - 1922.

Made in Austria, Europe

Designed c. 1907

Painted beechwood, leather

28 3/4 x 21 x 17 1/2 inches (73 x 53.3 x 44.5 cm) Seat (Height): 17 3/4 inches (45.1 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

* Gallery 158, European Art 1850-1900, first floor

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Credit Line:
Gift of Collab: The Group for Modern and Contemporary Design at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1981

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This chair was designed for the barroom of the Vienna Kabarett Fledermaus, a café-theater conceived as a meeting place for the Viennese avant-garde. Its interior decoration was designed largely by Hoffmann and executed by the Wiener Werkstätte (Vienna Workshops).

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