Salon Suite by Josef Hoffmann
Vienna around 1907, named "Fledermaus-Sitzgruppe"
The so-called “Fledermaus-Gruppe” got its name from the eponymous Viennese cabaret “Fledermaus” which was furnished with this model by Josef Hoffmann.
Consisting of a bench, two armchairs and four sidechairs, in solid beechwood and bent beechwood, Mahogany stained and polished. Backs with moulded, bent backrest ribs and a center medallion, seat and supports terminating in a ball.
Absolutely rare, still with the original suede tapestry with floral pattern, in amazing condition.
Produced by “Firma Mundus”
„Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration, Dezember 1908“, p. 159, „Sales Catalogue of Jacob & Josef Kohn”, Vienna 1916; also depicted in „Bent Wood and Metal Furniture: 1850 – 1946“, published by The American Federation of Arts, 1987 New York
“Wiener Werkstätte Kunst und Handwerk 1903- 1932”, Werner J. Schweiger, Edition CH Brandstätter
One Bench W: 119 cm, T: 52 cm, H: 84 cm
Two Armchairs W: 53 cm, T: 50 cm, H: 84 cm
Four Sidechairs W: 55 cm, D: 43 cm, H: 84 cm
Poster for the Cabaret Fledermaus Left poster design by B. Löffler 1907, right by F. K. Delavillla
Cabaret Fledermaus Left J. Hoffmann, the entrance area to the bar of the Cabaret Fledermaus, right the auditorium viewed from the stage
Original chair by J. Hoffmann from the Cabaret Fledermaus around 1905