Josef Hoffmann Original – Vienna Secession armchair #666Josef Hoffmann was a founder of the Wiener Werkstätte and an important part of the Vienna Secession movement. This original “J.& J. Kohn” wing back arm chair #666 is an important early example of his work.
It shows all the details and style that was to become his signature… the black lacquered bentwood frame, ball joints and bottom skid frame. An important detail also found in Hoffmann leather upholstered furniture is his striking choice of color. It’s not uncommon to find his chairs covered in bright yellow, lime green, lipstick red, blue, lavender or bright white leather. This chair was purchased in Vienna a number of years ago and authentically reupholstered using the finest leather. The color was suggested by a curator at New York’s Neue Museum. The many furniture designs Josef Hoffmann created in this period are considered classics. With their pure clarity of form and timeless simplicity, these designs remain just as compelling today as they have always been. $7600