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Object Timeline

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1904

  • Work on this object began.

1906

  • Work on this object ended.

1968

  • We acquired this object.

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Purkersdorf Sanatorium Dining Room Side Chair, 1904–06

This is a Side chair. It was designed by Josef Hoffmann. It is dated 1904–06 and we acquired it in 1968. Its medium is bent and laminated beechwood, leather, metal. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Hoffmann worked from the principle of unity in architecture, interior decoration, and furniture. The circular cutouts in the chair back and the wood balls in the crook of the legs relate to circles in textiles and wallcoverings. The round holes also provide ventilation and make the chair light enough to be moved easily.

It is credited Museum purchase from Combined Funds and through gift of Crane and Co..

  • Leather, ca. 1700
  • leather, stamped, embossed, silvered, varnished.
  • Museum purchase through gift of Thomas Snell.
  • 1903-21-3

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 98.8 x 44.2 x 47.3cm (38 7/8 x 17 3/8 x 18 5/8in.)

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Purkersdorf Sanatorium Dining Room Side Chair, 1904–06; Designed by Josef Hoffmann (Austrian, b. Moravia, 1870–1956); Austria; bent and laminated beechwood, leather, metal; H x W x D: 98.8 x 44.2 x 47.3cm (38 7/8 x 17 3/8 x 18 5/8in.); Museum purchase from Combined Funds and through gift of Crane and Co.; 1968-6-1

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Making Design.

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