European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
Designed c. 1907
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.
Painted beechwood, leather
1981-27-1Gift of Collab: The Group for Modern and Contemporary Design at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1981
LabelThis 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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