Purchased from a house clearance shop in Paris. I've been enjoying this chair for the last couple of years with a slight reluctance to sell it.
Josef Hoffman modern architects and designers of the early 20th century. He was a founder and pioneering member of the Viennese Succession and Wiener Werkstatte, creating the modern language of Art Deco. His Sitzmaschine armchair (or 'machine for sitting') was originally designed for his Purkersdorf Sanatorium in Vienna. The chair was one of his first successful attempts to unify the design of the building with its furniture.
Artist name: In the style of Josef Hoffmann
Date Approx: Pre 1930
Size Approx: Large
Max: H 90 x W 116 x D 62 cm
Stick bar length: 72 cm
Seat: H 31 x W 50 x D 57 cm
Seat Backrest: H: 88 x W 49.5 cm
Weight: 12.7 kg
Condition: Good. Small crack to one foot.
Provenance: House clearance Antique shop Paris