Lot: 328

Jacob & Josef Kohn, Vienna
'712' armchair or 'Corbusier armchair', c. 1902

H. 81.5 x 55 x 50 cm. Beech wood, bent beech wood, plywood, stained dark, embossed. Marked: remnant of a manufacturer's sticker, indistinct branding stamp.

This chair became famous when Le Cobusier used it to seat his 'Pavillon de l'Esprit Nouveau' at the 'Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs' in Paris in 1925; the chair was also often to be seen in Le Corbusier's later houses and furnishings; colloquially it is therefore often called the Corbusier chair.

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Hammer Price: 800 €

167B - International Design
15. March 2023 at 3:00 PM CEST


J & J. Kohn, The Catalog of 1916, reprint, Munich 1980, p. 61.