1 of 11 images

Josef Hoffmann Parlor Set for J and J Kohn


Early example of the model 728. Beech bentwood retains its original finish. Early "JJ Kohn" paper label to each, dates these to pre-1912. Original leather seats with beautiful brass square tack border. Priced for the set, but chairs and settee can be sold separately. Measurements are for settee. Chairs measure 21" W X 19.5" D X 29" H, seat height is 20".


  • Period
  • Materials and techniques
  • Condition
    Good. Original finish shows well with color variations and wear that we love. Leather has a beautiful, soulful patina, but a couple of 1" clean tears and overall cracking. Partial or full restoration available..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 29 in. x W 48 in. x D 20 in.

    H 73.66 cm x W 121.92 cm x D 50.8 cm

  • Seat height
    20 in. (50.8 cm)
  • Seller location
    Hudson, NY
  • Item location

    1stdibs Gallery at 200 LEX

    200 Lexington Avenue

    New York, NY 10016

  • Sold As
    Set of 3
  • Reference number

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About Josef Hoffmann (Designer)

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.

About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2004
Typical response time: 2 hrs
Located in Hudson, NY
20th Century Specialists
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries

More From This Seller

Gustav Siegel Chair for J & J Kohn

Jacob and Josef Kohn, Gustav Siegel

Austrian Armchairs

Brass, Beech

Elegant bent beechwood frame with brass feet is the epitome of Secessionist refinement.


Thonet Secessionist Armchair Attributed to Otto...

Thonet, Otto Wagner

Austrian Armchairs

Unusual bentwood chair with flaring side arms, upholstered in Secessionist-style fabric. Thonet stamp to interior frame.


Bentwood and Steel Settee by Kho Liang Li

Artifort, Kho Liang Le

French Settees

Striking and rare design by this important Dutch designer.

$6,500 / set

Pair of Bender Madsen and Larsen Teak and Leath...

Danish Armchairs

Handsome teak and leather armchairs from the studio of master cabinet maker Willy Beck. Great patina and original leather. Metal labels to underside.

You May Also Like

Armchair by Josef Hoffmann for Jacob and Josef ...

Jacob and Josef Kohn, Josef Hoffmann

Austrian Armchairs

Beech, Bentwood

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 ...

$4,300 Sale Price / set
20% Off

Pair Jacob & Josef Kohn Austria Armchairs attri...

Jacob and Josef Kohn, Josef Hoffmann

Austrian Armchairs


Pair of Jacob & Josef Kohn Austria Armchairs attributed to Josef Hoffmann. The wood is already restored walnut stained and shellack polished. The upholstery will be done on request...

$1,760 Sale Price
20% Off

Kohn Chair Model No. 728 "Fledermaus" by Josef ...

Jacob and Josef Kohn, Josef Hoffmann

Austrian Side Chairs

Beech, Bentwood

A Fledermaus bentwood chair by Josef Hoffmann for J. & J. Kohn cirka 1907 will be restored soon you have the possibility to choose the color of the wood and fabric. the price ...


Josef Hoffmann Fledermaus Chair, Model No. 728,...

Jacob and Josef Kohn, Josef Hoffmann

Austrian Chairs

Fabric, Bentwood

Stained, bent solid beech frame with originally upholstered seat. The chair is in its original condition, requires restoration. Marked J. & J. Kohn, Vienna, 11/22/1913.


Josef Hoffmann Bentwood Settee

Gebruder Thonet, Josef Hoffmann

Austrian Settees

Upholstery, Beech, Bentwood

Originaly designed by Josef Hoffmann for Cabaret "Fledermaus" in Viennas city center. Beech bentwood bench manufactured by: Jacob & Josef Kohn, or Thonet Vienna (model NR. 423 F/ C)....


Josef Hoffmann Bentwood Settee

Josef Hoffmann

Austrian Settees

Upholstery, Beech

Originally designed by Josef Hoffmann for Cabaret "Fledermaus" in Viennas city centre. Beech bentwood bench manufactured by: Jacob & Josef Kohn, or Thonet Vienna (model NR. 423 F/ C)...


Josef Hoffmann Settee

Josef Hoffmann

Austrian Settees


Vienna Secession settee in ebonized beech wood by Josef Hoffmann, (1870-1956) manufactured by J. & J. Kohn, Austria, circa 1905.

$4,980 Sale Price / item
27% Off

Vienna Secession J. J. Kohn 717 Settee by Gusta...

Jacob and Josef Kohn, Gustav Siegel

Austrian Settees

Beech, Bentwood

An exquisite and very seldom Vienna Secession bentwood settee by Gustav Siegel. This settee is still not finished and will be restored to customer specification. Two-pieces availab...