Pair of Stacking Chairs by Karl Schwanzer, Thonet, Austria, 1950s For Sale
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Pair of Stacking Chairs by Karl Schwanzer, Thonet, Austria, 1950s

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A rare set of two Viennese stacking chairs made of brown stained wood designed by Austrian architect Prof. Karl Schwanzer and manufactured by Thonet in the 1950s. This chair was designed by Karl Schwanzer for the Werkbundausstellung in the "Academie der bildenden Künste" in Vienna in 1953. Karl Schwanzer was one of the most important architects in Austria in the 20th century. He was an assistant of Oswald Haerdtl at the "Akademie für angewandte Kunst Wien" from 1947-1951. Karl Schwanzer became Professor at the Technical University of Vienna in 1959. He was very important in the 1960s besides Roland Rainer. In 1975 he committed suicide in the age of 57 years. Karl Schwanzer designed the administrative buildings and the museum for BMW in Munich in 1973. BMW Headquarters (German: BMW-Vierzylinder "BMW four-cylinder"; also BMW Tower or BMW Hochhaus) is a Munich landmark which has served as world headquarters for the Bavarian automaker BMW for over 40 years. Lit.: "Möbeldesign der 50er Jahre", Eva B. Ottillinger, p. 66.

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  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 34.26 in. x W 18.9 in. x D 18.9 in.H 87 cm x W 48 cm x D 48 cm
  • Seat Height
    17.72 in. (45 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Vienna, AT
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Reference Number
    LU108249849743
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