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Josef Hoffmann Armchairs

Josef Hoffmann (Austria, 1870–1956)
Josef Hoffmann (Austria, 1870–1956)

The Austrian architect Josef Hoffmann was a central figure in the evolution of modern design, and a leader in an aesthetic movement born in Europe in the late 19th century that rejected florid, extravagant ornamentation in favor of a new emphasis on simplicity of line. As a founder of the turn-of-the-century Wiener Werkstätte (in English: the Viennese Workshops), a design cooperative that produced superbly crafted furniture and housewares, Hoffmann was a pioneering practitioner of what would become a fundamental principle of modernism: that good design is a way of life.

Hoffmann came of age amidst a shift in the culture of the applied arts, as a conservative order that looked only to the past for inspiration was pushed aside. But what, exactly, would replace that order was in question — and Hoffmann’s career embodies the developing patterns of design’s new spirit. His architectural work reflects his time as a student of the Vienna architect Otto Wagner, who disdained excessive decoration and employed new materials such as steel girders and reinforced concrete to create buildings with airy, open interiors full of light. As a designer of furniture and interiors, Hoffmann was consistently open-minded about the aesthetics he explored. He was an early adherent of the flowing, organic forms of the Art Nouveau design movement that began to flourish in the late 1880s — but by the opening of the Wiener Werkstätte in 1903, Hoffmann’s designs embraced the beauty of geometry in pieces that feature grids and angular forms.

Hoffmann’s greatest works reflect his ability to combine seemingly conflicting design visions into coherent wholes. His architectural masterpiece, the Stoclet Palace in Brussels, has an exterior that groups together simple geometric forms and spacious interiors marked by subtly naturalistic design details that lend rooms an air of charm and geniality. Hoffmann’s signature furniture design is an adjustable lounge chair — the Sitzmaschine (1905) — that marries a curving frame with square and rectangular back- and side rests. This piece, like so many others by Hoffmann, reflects a groundbreaking, forward-thinking appreciation for the union of different looks and sources that marks the best of interior design in our own day. Moreover, items offered on these pages — which range from enameled silver jewelry, to a silver flower vase basket, to lighting pendants and sconces — testify to the astonishing breadth of Hoffman’s creative pursuits. He was truly a giant of design.

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Set of Six Bentwood Chairs by Hoffman for Stendig
By Stendig Co., Josef Hoffmann
Located in New York, NY
Hard to find set of six armchairs, designed by Josef Hoffman and Josef Frank made in Czechoslovakia, produced by Stendig. This set in is very good, original condition showing only ex...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Vienna Secession Josef Hoffmann Armchairs

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Cane, Beech

Art Nouveau Bentwood Seating Set by J. Hoffmann for J&J Kohn, Austria, ca. 1910
By Jacob & Josef Kohn, Josef Hoffmann
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Remarkable Art Nouveau bentwood seating seat with "Fledermaus" table designed by the famous Austrian architect Josef Hoffmann, who was also founder of the world renowned "Wiener Werk...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Josef Hoffmann Armchairs

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Bentwood, Leather

Rare and Important "Ohrenbackensessel" Chair by Josef Hoffmann
By Jacob & Josef Kohn, Josef Hoffmann
Located in Dallas, TX
A rare and important Josef Hoffmann "Ohrenbackensessel" Chair by J & J Kohn Vienna, 1903 Having a stained beech bentwood frame, and period reproduction fabric in excellent cond...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Josef Hoffmann Armchairs

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Fabric, Wood, Bentwood

Wittmann Allegasse Armchair Designed by Josef Hoffmann
By Wittmann, Josef Hoffmann
Located in New York, NY
Design: Josef Hoffmann This upholstered suite was designed in 1912 for Dr. Hugo Koller’s music room as part of the furnishings at his Vienna apartment in Alleegasse (now Argentinier...
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2010s Austrian Josef Hoffmann Armchairs

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Fabric

Josef Hoffmann Black Leather "Kubus" Club Chairs for Wittmann
By Wittmann, Josef Hoffmann
Located in The Hague, NL
All original pair of leather "Kubus" lounge chairs designed in 1910 by Austrian architect and designer Josef Hoffmann by Wittmann. A Classic example of Hoffmann's strict geometrica...
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1910s Austrian Art Nouveau Vintage Josef Hoffmann Armchairs

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Leather, Wood

Wittmann Haus Koller Sofa Designed by Josef Hoffmann
By Wittmann, Josef Hoffmann
Located in New York, NY
These upholstered items were created during the alterations to Koller’s house in Oberwaltersdorf carried out between 1912-1914. Wittmann has created sofas to match this design.
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2010s Austrian Josef Hoffmann Armchairs

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Leather, Fabric

Wittmann Haus Koller Lounge Chair Designed by Josef Hoffmann
By Wittmann, Josef Hoffmann
Located in New York, NY
These upholstered items were created during the alterations to Koller’s house in Oberwaltersdorf carried out between 1912-1914. Wittmann has created sofas to match this design.
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2010s Austrian Josef Hoffmann Armchairs

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Leather, Fabric

Wittmann Villa Gallia Lounge Chair Designed by Josef Hoffmann
By Wittmann, Josef Hoffmann
Located in New York, NY
This suite was created in 1913 for the Gallia family’s apartment in Wohllebengasse, Vienna.
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2010s Austrian Josef Hoffmann Armchairs

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Fabric

Wittmann Haus Koller Sofa 200 Designed by Josef Hoffmann
By Wittmann, Josef Hoffmann
Located in New York, NY
These upholstered items were created during the alterations to Koller’s house in Oberwaltersdorf carried out between 1912-1914. Wittmann has created sofas to match this design.
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2010s Austrian Josef Hoffmann Armchairs

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Leather, Fabric

Josef Hoffmann for Stendig Bentwood Cane Dining Chairs, Set of Six
By Josef Hoffmann, Thonet
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Set of six, Stendig cane armchairs with bent beech-wood frame and handwoven cane seat attributed to Josef Hoffmann. Made in Czechoslovakia. Chairs are signed on bottoms. Professi...
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1920s American Art Deco Vintage Josef Hoffmann Armchairs

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Cane, Beech

Thonet Bentwood Seating Set Design J. Hoffmann Art Nouveau, Austria, ca. 1910
By Josef Hoffmann, Gebrüder Thonet Vienna GmbH
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Beautiful bentwood seating set attributed to Thonet, designed by the famous Austrian architect Josef Hoffmann, around 1910. Extraordinary shaped of fine bentwood (=beech was bent und...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Josef Hoffmann Armchairs

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Leather, Bentwood

Great Set of 12 Armchairs by Thonet, Austria Josef Hoffmann Design
By Josef Hoffmann
Located in Rome, IT
Set of 12 armchairs by Thonet, Austria The chairs were a part of a set made on order for a Villa in Götzens, Tirol, Austria Designer: Josef Hoffmann Materials : Steamed bent beec...
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20th Century Austrian Art Deco Josef Hoffmann Armchairs

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Beech, Ebony

Original Josef Hoffmann Wiener Werkstätte Chair for the Purkersdorf Sanatorium
By Josef Hoffmann, Wiener Werkstätte, Woka Lamps
Located in Vienna, AT
From the waiting area and from the doctor's rooms of the most important buildings of that time, which paved the way for the "Modern." Expertise, see excerpts from a catalogue of an a...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Vienna Secession Josef Hoffmann Armchairs

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Upholstery, Beech

Rare Armchair by Josef Hoffmann
By Josef Hoffmann, Thonet-Mundus
Located in Vienna, AT
Beech bentwood frame, leather upholstery. Designed circa 1900-1910 by Josef Hoffmann for Cabaret Fledermaus in Vienna. Made by Thonet. Delivery time about 4-6 weeks. Up to six avail...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Vienna Secession Josef Hoffmann Armchairs

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Beech, Bentwood

Pair of Bentwood Armchairs by J. Hoffmann and Thonet Table, Austria, circa 1905
By Jacob & Josef Kohn, Josef Hoffmann, Gebrüder Thonet Vienna GmbH
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Beautiful pair of bentwood armchairs mod. 423/F designed by famous Austrian architect Josef Hoffmann (who is also well known as founding member of the world renown "Wiener Werkstaett...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Josef Hoffmann Armchairs

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Leather, Bentwood

Original Josef Hoffmann/Gebrüder J&J Kohn, Early 20th Century, Jugendstil
By Jacob & Josef Kohn, Josef Hoffmann, Woka Lamps
Located in Vienna, AT
A very rare and so far undocumented armchair by Josef Hoffmann, original leather upholstery, branding iron J&J Kohn. An identical chair with a different upholstery is available as we...
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1910s Austrian Jugendstil Vintage Josef Hoffmann Armchairs

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Leather, Beech

Josef Hoffmann Fledermaus Chairs for J & J Kohn
By Josef Hoffmann, Jacob & Josef Kohn
Located in Hudson, NY
Early example of the model 728. chair in beech bentwood with original leather seats and brass square tack border.   
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1910s Austrian Vienna Secession Vintage Josef Hoffmann Armchairs

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Beech

Josef Hoffmmann Armchair by Thonet, circa 1970
By Josef Hoffmann, Thonet
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Chair designed by Josef Hoffmann. Manufactured by Thonet, circa 1970. Wood and upholstery. In original condition with wear consistent of age and use, preserving a beautiful pati...
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1970s German Art Deco Vintage Josef Hoffmann Armchairs

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Wood

J & J Kohn Bentwood Salon Suite Design Josef Hoffmann, Austria, circa 1910
By Jacob & Josef Kohn, Josef Hoffmann
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Fabulous J. & J. Kohn Bentwood Salon Suite designed by famous Austrian architect Josef Hoffmann (Wiener Werkstätte). This fantastic salon suite from circa 1910 consists of two armcha...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Josef Hoffmann Armchairs

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Leather, Bentwood

Black Leather Kubus Club Chair by Josef Hoffmann
By Wittmann, Josef Hoffmann
Located in Dronten, NL
Beautiful vintage leather Kubus armchair 8012 designed by Josef Hoffmann for Wittmann. Black upholstery made of individually stitched and piped leather pieces on black stained beec...
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Late 20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Josef Hoffmann Armchairs

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Beech, Leather

Great Set of 12 Armchairs by Thonet, Austria Josef Hoffmann Design
By Josef Hoffmann
Located in Rome, IT
Set of 12 armchairs by Thonet, Austria The chairs were a part of a set made on order for a Villa in Götzens, Tirol, Austria Designer: Josef Hoffmann Materials : Steamed bent beec...
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20th Century Austrian Art Deco Josef Hoffmann Armchairs

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Beech, Ebony

Josef Hoffmann Cotton and Brass Set of Eight No. 811 Chairs
By Josef Hoffmann
Located in London, GB
A vintage set of eight Model 811 chairs designed by Austrian architect Josef Hoffman in the mid- to late-1920s. The chair was featured on the front cover of Thonet-Mundus’ catalogue ...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Josef Hoffmann Armchairs

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Brass

Beech Art Nouveau Green Three-Piece Suite by Josef Franz Maria Hoffmann, 1910s
By Josef Hoffmann, Jacob & Josef Kohn
Located in Prague 1, CZ
Art Nouveau three-piece suite. Material: Beech. Restored Source: Czechia (Czechoslovakia) Period: 1910-1919 Maker: J. & J. Kohn ( Designer: Josef Franz Maria Hoffmann) Sofa di...
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Early 20th Century Czech Art Nouveau Josef Hoffmann Armchairs

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Fabric, Upholstery, Lacquer, Beech

Original Josef Hoffman Jugendstil Vienna Secessionist Chair by Josef &Jacob Kohn
By J & J Kohn & Mundus, Josef Hoffmann
Located in Vienna, AT
This chair was used by Fritz Nagl for the interior at the Wiener Ärzteklub (Vienna Doktors Club) in 1913, and therefore mistakenly attributed to Nagl. It is in fact a design by Josef...
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1910s Austrian Jugendstil Vintage Josef Hoffmann Armchairs

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Alabaster

Set of Four Vienna Secession Armchairs in Bentwood Designed by Josef Hoffman
By Josef Hoffmann
Located in Almelo, NL
Set of Four restored Vienna Secession armchairs in black bentwood with grey fabric upholstery designed by Josef Hoffmann. Josef Hoffmann (Austria, 1870–1956) The Austrian archite...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Deco Josef Hoffmann Armchairs

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Fabric, Bentwood

Original Josef Hoffmann 1908 Barrel-chair, Kohn, Jugendstil, early 20th century
By Josef Hoffmann, Jacob & Josef Kohn
Located in Vienna, AT
Extremely rare armchair in bentwood, original condition, original fabric, manufactured by Jacob & Josef Kohn. Enclosed an image from the Exposicion Internacional de Centenario in...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Jugendstil Josef Hoffmann Armchairs

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Fabric, Bentwood

Bentwood Seating Set by Josef Hoffmann J&J Kohn, Austria, circa 1903
By Josef Hoffmann, Jacob & Josef Kohn
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Stunning bentwood seating set designed by the famous austrian architect and founding member of the world famous "Wiener Werkstaette", Josef Hoffmann. This fantastic salon suite proce...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Josef Hoffmann Armchairs

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Bentwood, Fabric

One or Six Armchairs Designed by Josef Hoffmann
By Josef Hoffmann
Located in Dallas, TX
A fine find! These barrel armchairs model No. 729/2F, designed by Josef Hoffmann, circa 1906. The simplicity of this chair design: is made up of a U-shaped horizontal rail that forms...
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Early 1900s Austrian Vienna Secession Antique Josef Hoffmann Armchairs

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Upholstery, Bentwood

One or Six Armchairs Designed by Josef Hoffmann
By Josef Hoffmann
Located in Dallas, TX
A fine find! These barrel armchairs model No. 729/2F, designed by Josef Hoffmann, circa 1906. The simplicity of this chair design: is made up of a u-shaped horizontal rail that forms...
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Early 1900s Austrian Vienna Secession Antique Josef Hoffmann Armchairs

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Upholstery, Bentwood

Pair of Vintage Bentwood Armchairs by Joseph Hoffmann for Stendig
By Stendig Co., Josef Hoffmann
Located in Boston, MA
These Classic bentwood armchairs, designed in 1925 by Josef Hoffmann in collaboration with Josef Frank and manufactured in the 1950s by Stendig, feature beechwood frames and rare han...
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1950s Czech Bauhaus Vintage Josef Hoffmann Armchairs

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Nylon, Bentwood

Bentwood Seating Set, G. Siegel + J. Hofmann Table J. Kohn, Austria, circa 1905
By Jacob & Josef Kohn, Josef Hoffmann, Gustav Siegel
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Exraordinary Bentwood Seating Set designed by the famous austrian architect Gustav Siegel for the wellknown company of J&J Kohn. Made of fine bentwood, the salon suite shows a black ...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Josef Hoffmann Armchairs

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Bentwood, Leather, Beech

Josef Hoffmann Wiener Werkstätte Armchairs Restored Re-Upholstered Leather
By Wiener Werkstätte, Josef Hoffmann
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Era Art Nouveau, early 20th century museal modernist Wiener Werkstätte armchair restored re-upholstered leather by Josef Hoffmann. Solid walnut wood structure with original patina, ...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Josef Hoffmann Armchairs

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Bronze

Hoffmann Josef, Curved Beech Armchair, circa 1900
By Josef Hoffmann
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Hoffmann Josef, curved beech armchair, circa 1900. Base and back covered with black leather.
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Late 19th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Antique Josef Hoffmann Armchairs

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Beech

Pair of Josef Hoffmann for Thonet Armchairs, New Upholstery by Backhausen Fabri
By Josef Hoffmann, Thonet
Located in Brussels, BE
Pair of Josef Hoffmann for Thonet armchairs, new upholstery by Backhausen fabric, circa 1900.
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Early 1900s European Mid-Century Modern Antique Josef Hoffmann Armchairs

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Wood

Hoffman Armchair
By Josef Hoffmann
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Hoffman armchair in black, 1910s.
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1910s Austrian Vienna Secession Vintage Josef Hoffmann Armchairs

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Leather

Wittmann Palais Stoclet Vintage Cognac Leather Armchair by Josef Hoffmann
By Wittmann, Josef Hoffmann
Located in Munich, Bavaria
From Austrian designer Josef Hoffmann comes this great Palais Stoclet Armchair. Design year between 1905-1911 through the time of art Nouveau and Vienna secession for the mansion Pa...
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Early 1900s Austrian Vienna Secession Antique Josef Hoffmann Armchairs

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Chrome

Wittmann Palais Stoclet Vintage Cognac Leather Armchair by Josef Hoffmann
By Wittmann, Josef Hoffmann
Located in Munich, Bavaria
From Austrian designer Josef Hoffmann comes this great Palais Stoclet Armchair. Design year between 1905-1911 through the time of art Nouveau and Vienna secession for the mansion Pa...
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Early 1900s Austrian Vienna Secession Antique Josef Hoffmann Armchairs

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Chrome

Wittmann Palais Stoclet Vintage Cognac Leather Armchair by Josef Hoffmann
By Wittmann, Josef Hoffmann
Located in Munich, Bavaria
From Austrian designer Josef Hoffmann comes this great Palais Stoclet Armchair. Design year between 1905-1911 through the time of art Nouveau and Vienna secession for the mansion Pa...
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Early 1900s Austrian Vienna Secession Antique Josef Hoffmann Armchairs

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Chrome

Set of Three Josef Hoffman Viennese in Cohai Style
By Josef Hoffmann
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of three Josef Hoffman Viennese set of two (2) armchairs one (1) settee.
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1950s Austrian Vintage Josef Hoffmann Armchairs

Koloman Moser and Josef Hoffmann Art Nouveau Armchair
By Koloman Moser, Josef Hoffmann
Located in Paris, FR
Koloman Moser (1868-1918) and Josef Hoffmann (1870-1956). Bent and polished beech and plywood, dyed to rosewood, brass inlays, renewed upholstery. Measures: Height 70 cm (27.5 in.)...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Josef Hoffmann Armchairs

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Beech, Plywood

Armchair by Josef Hoffmann for Jacob and Josef Kohn, Vienna
By Jacob & Josef Kohn, Josef Hoffmann
Located in Vienna, AT
Kohn catalog no 423 on the 1st picture chair which is already sold. The chair is still in original condition (pic.2,3) so you have the possibility to choose the color of the wood ...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Vienna Secession Josef Hoffmann Armchairs

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Beech, Bentwood