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Set Wire Chairs Auersperg Bench Settee Astoria Sonett, Karl Fostel, Austria 1950

$8,900per set


A set of three chairs model 'Auersberg' and one settee model 'Astoria' from the 'SONETT' series designed by J.O.Wladar & V. Mödlhammer and manufactured by Karl Fostel Sen.'s Erben, Austria, manufactured in midcentury, circa 1950. This seating group can be used indoor and outdoor. The pieces are made of light blue painted metal in original condition. There is wear and chips on lacquer which gives them a very nice patina. We offer a restoration and a repainting in any color if required. The tubular steel furniture factory Karl Fostel Sen.’s Erben, founded in 1890, specialized in modern garden furniture made of steel and light metal after the Second World War. Based on the tradition of metal furniture, the company developed its own line for modern garden furniture with the 'SONETT' series, which corresponded to the international trend after the Second World War. Garden furniture in iron was known from the 19th century, now new forms have been developed through the use of steel pipe and steel wire. New was the use of steel wire instead of steel tube, a more variable design of the contours. This is particularly evident in the 'Auersperg' and 'Astoria' models in the early 1950s. The 'Auersperg' model was developed in collaboration with the architects V. Mödlhammer and JO Wladar, who gave the winter garden of the Viennese Palais Auersperg in 1952 "an elegant, tasteful note based on the latest findings in architecture and interior design" Lit.: Das Moderne Heim, Austrian magazine for architecture, interior decoration and garden design, episode 12/13, Vienna 1954, p. 36.


  • Creator
    Karl Fostel Sen’s Erben (Manufacturer),J.O.Wladar & V. Mödlhammer (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 32.29 in. (82 cm)Width: 47.25 in. (120 cm)Depth: 23.63 in. (60 cm)Seat Height: 17.33 in. (44 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 4
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses.
  • Seller Location
    Vienna, AT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1082417671981

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    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 1-2 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Nestelbach im Ilztal, Austria
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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Located in Vienna, Austria

Always on the lookout for beautiful, rare and high-quality 20th-century design, this dealer offers furnishings made in the 1950s to 1970s in Austria, Italy, Germany and Scandinavian, as well as selected Jugendstil, Art Nouveau and Art Deco pieces from the 1900s and Bauhaus items from the 1930s. Its inventory is predominately lighting,...

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