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Stool
  • Stool
    Wagner, Otto Colomann, born 1841 - died 1918
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Stool

  • Place of origin:

    Vienna (city) (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1904 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Wagner, Otto Colomann, born 1841 - died 1918 (designer)
    Jacob and Josef Kohn (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Beech, stained olive brown, with aluminium studs

  • Museum number:

    W.16-1982

  • Gallery location:

    20th Century, Room 74, case CA4, box 51

This stool, made entirely of bent and shaped beechwood and aluminium studs, is strikingly modern in design. It was made for the Postsparkasse (Post Office Savings Bank) in Vienna, to which Jacob and Josef Kohn supplied a large amount of furniture, including bentwood shelving (one set of shelves, W.18-1982, is in the V&A's collection). The stool was used by customers in the main banking hall and a similar version was in use at the Postsparkasse until recently.

Physical description

Stool, bent beechwood stained olive brown, the wood in four square and open geometrical sections supporting a shaped seat with punching in a regular pattern, and with a rectangular shape cut-out at the centre as a hand-hold. The wooden structure is held together by aluminium studs.

Place of Origin

Vienna (city) (made)

Date

ca. 1904 (made)

Artist/maker

Wagner, Otto Colomann, born 1841 - died 1918 (designer)
Jacob and Josef Kohn (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Beech, stained olive brown, with aluminium studs

Dimensions

Height: 47.5 cm, Width: 42.5 cm

Object history note

This stool was made for Wagner's Post Office Savings Bank in Vienna, like W.18-1982. This stool was made for the main banking hall.

Historical context note

Similar stools are still in use in the main banking hall of Wagner's Postsparkasse.

Descriptive line

Austrian 1905-10 des. Wagner man. Kohn

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Jervis, Simon: Furniture Of About 1900 From Austria & Hungary In The Victoria & Albert Museum, London: Victoria & Albert Museum, 1986, no.30 p. 72/73
Otto Wagner's Postsparkasse, Vienna. 1975, p. 11, illus.

Materials

Beech; Stain; Aluminium

Techniques

Bending; Bolting; Staining

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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