This chair was designed for the theatre cabaret 'Fledermaus' (the ‘Bat’) in Vienna in 1907 by architect designer Josef Hoffmann. It was designed by the Wiener Werkstätte, exclusive Viennese workshops co-founded by Hoffmann in 1903. Inspired by the Guild of Handicraft the English architect and designer C.R. Ashbee had set up in London, the workshops wanted to create good, simple design and new modern forms.
However, the design was popular and remained in production at Jacob & Josef Kohn until at least 1916. The chair was also produced by Thonet: it featured oval-shaped pieces at the joints, in contrast to the round spheres of the J. & J. Kohn version.
These chairs are from a set re-issued in the 1980's by Thonet and have been restored and re-covered in a fabric produced in Austria with an original Secessionist pattern from their archive.
Depth – 46cm
Width – 57cm
Height – 75cm
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