HM Aterliersbankgesamt

Viennese, “Jugendstil” Bench

presented at the Paris World Exhibition in 1900

Designed by the Vien­nese archi­tect Baron Franz Krauß as part of the award­win­ning stu­dio con­cept for the Paris Exhi­bi­tion 1900, man­u­fac­tured by the renowned Vien­nese firm Por­tois & Fix.

This is one bench out of a pair includ­ed in 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.

This object is an excel­lent exam­ple of an ele­gant, clear Jugend­stil” design draft with just a hint of flo­ral ele­ments. The oth­er bench belonged to the impor­tant Vien­nese col­lec­tor Rudolf Leopold, and is today in the Rudolf Leopold Art Col­lec­tion in Vienna.

Wiener Ateliersbank
Viennese, “Jugendstil” Bench W: 143 cm, D: 61 cm, H: 145 cm
HM Aterliersbank D1
HM Ateliersbank D2
HM Weltausstellung2
World Exhibition Catalogue of ​„Ate­lier Por­tois & Fix“
IMG 4580