1 of 10 images

Josef Hoffman Prague 811 Armchairs by Stendig


Josef Hoffman Prague 811 chairs by Stendig from the 1960s with hand tied nylon "caning" all original and in excellent condition. Chairs have both Stendig paper label and made in Czechoslovakia ink stamp. Chairs are of bent birch.


  • Condition
    Excellent. excellent condition for 50 year old chairs 4 more chairs possibly available .
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 31.5 in. x W 20 in. x D 18.5 in.

    H 80.01 cm x W 50.8 cm x D 46.99 cm

  • Seller location
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Seller reference number
  • 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

Top Seller
1stdibs seller since 2008
Typical response time: 3 hrs
Located in Philadelphia, PA
20th Century Specialists
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs
More From This Seller
Johannes Andersen Occasional Armchairs in Teak
Johannes Andersen
Danish Armchairs
Fabric, Teak
Johannes Andersen occasional armchairs in teak. Elegant oval backrest supported by beautiful joinery both there and on the arms.
Jens Risom for Knoll Associates Armchair
Jens Risom
American Armchairs
Fabric, Birch
Jens Risom for Knoll Associates freshly reupholstered in a current blue/grey/cream Knoll Rivington fabric on a solid birch frame. Black and white photo is from a 1954 Knoll catalogue.
Mies van der Rohe for Knoll Brno, Set of Four C...
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
American Armchairs
Leather, Chrome
Mies van der Rohe for Knoll chair in leather with arm pads and flat banded triple plated chrome frames. Never used and perfect. Dated 2002 on Knoll production tags. Mies name etched ...

George Nelson for Herman Miller, Pair of Armchairs

$1,000 Sale Price / set
45% Off
George Nelson for Herman Miller, Pair of Armchairs
George Nelson
American Armchairs
Upholstery, Maple
George Nelson design for Herman Miller from 1948. Chairs were re-upholstered and refinished 10 years ago. Still show very well.
You May Also Like
Pair of Black Lacquer Armchairs by Josef Hoffman
Thonet, Josef Hoffmann
Austrian Armchairs
A beautiful pair of black lacquer armchairs by Josef Hoffman for Thonet. This were originally designed in the early 1900s. This are manufactured by Thonet in the 1980s. This are in ...
Josef Hoffmann No 811 Bentwood Cane Chair by Th...
Thonet, Josef Hoffmann
American Chairs
Cane, Beech
Set of four, Thonet number 811 bentwood cane chair with bent beech-wood frame and handwoven cane seat attributed to Josef Hoffmann.

N. 811 Armchair by Josef Hoffmann & GTV

$1,198 / item
N. 811 Armchair by Josef Hoffmann & GTV
Gebruder Thonet, Josef Hoffmann
Italian Armchairs
Steam bent beech chair and stool, designed by Josef Hoffmann in 1930. A timeless and modern design gives the chair N. 811 an outstanding comfort and lightness. Available in three ver...
20th Century Armchair by Koloman Moser/Josef Ho...
Josef Hoffmann
Austrian Armchairs
Early 20th century Austrian Art Nouveau Belle Époque chair, armchair, atributable Koloman Moser/Josef Hoffmann for Wiener Werkstätte in mahogany, restored and new upholtered. Meas...

N. 811 Chair by Josef Hoffmann & GTV

$966 / item
N. 811 Chair by Josef Hoffmann & GTV
Gebruder Thonet, Josef Hoffmann
Italian Chairs
Steam bentbeech chair and stool, designed by Josef Hoffmann in 1930. A timeless and modern design gives the chair N. 811 an outstanding comfort and lightness. Available in three vers...
Set of Six 1960s Josef Hoffmann N.811 Prague Di...
Thonet, Josef Hoffmann, Stendig Co.
Czech Dining Room Chairs
Cane, Beech
Set of six dining chairs by Josef Hoffmann for Thonet. The set is made of two arm chairs, and four armless. Bent beech wood in black original stain finish. Cane back and seats. Most ...

Josef Hoffman Chair by J&J Kohn

Josef Hoffman Chair by J&J Kohn
J & J Kohn & Mundus, Josef Hoffmann
Austrian Armchairs
Alabaster, Beech
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...

Pair of Haus Koller Collection Armchairs by Josef Hoffman

$4,630 Sale Price / set
20% Off
Pair of Haus Koller Collection Armchairs by Jos...
Josef Hoffmann
European Armchairs
Haus Koller collection armchair designed by Josef Hoffmann and made by Wittmann of Austria. Originally designed for the Koller House in 1911, these are licensed chairs from the latte...

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries