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Loos Adolf


Masterpieces Spring 2022
About the artist Brno 1870 – 1933 Kalksburg near Vienna
Designed by Adolf Loos, around 1900
Executed by Johannes Heeg for Friedrich Otto Schmidt; coloured design sketch: sheet 170, no. 22
Material Dodecahedron of 12 brass pentagons, polished, original faceted and cut glass, some small chips on glass, newly rewired, very good condition
Dimensions H approx. 145 cm, Ø approx. 40 cm
Provenance Private collection, Vienna
Literature Friedrich Otto Schmidt company archives, photo no. 2766, coloured design sketch: sheet 170, no. 23; E. B. Ottillinger, Adolf Loos, Wohnkonzepte und Möbelentwürfe, Vienna, 1994, illus. p. 68, 139, 160; M. Kristan, Loos, Läden & Lokale, Vienna, 2001, p. 75; M. Kristan, Adolf Loos, Wohnungen, Vienna, 2001, p. 55

Loos liked to use this model in different sizes for interior decoration projects, including for the interior design of the Vienna and Paris branches of the gentlemen's outfitter Kniže and in a number of other interiors he furnished.

Friedrich Otto Schmidt mostly commissioned the Viennese master craftsman and metalworker Johannes Heeg with executing the clocks and ceiling lamps designed by Loos.

Sincere thanks to Mr Klaus Lorenz und Mr Johann Oberreiter from the Friedrich Otto Schmidt company in Vienna for their kind advice and for and for providing us with the documentation.

Cat. Nr. M22/13


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