Viennese, “Jugendstil” Bench
Design by the viennese architect Baron Franz Krauß as part of the awardwinning studio concept for the Paris Exposition 1900, manufactured by the renowned viennese firm Portois & Fix.
This is one bench out of a pair which was part for Baron Franz Krauß’s concept for the spacious two floor studio with fireplace, completely constructed in elmwood.
This bench is made out of solid elm wood, with carved scrolling, and partly padded side elements with open parts; the back padded, and framed by a carved frieze.
The bench is an excellent example for an elegant, clear “Jugendstil” design draft with just a hint of floral elements. The other bench was owned by the important Viennese collector Rudolf Leopold, now Rudolf Leopold Art Collection Vienna.