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Urban Josef

A pair of armchairs

About the artist Vienna 1872 – 1933 New York
Designed by Josef Urban, Vienna, 1902
Executed by Sandor Jaray
Material Solid beech, maple wood veneer, some carvings, inlay in different stained wood, cast bronze sabots replaced, stained and surface professionally repolished, some restorations to the veneer, very good condition.
Dimensions H 88 cm, SH 46 cm, W 68 cm, D 61 cm
Provenance Private property, Germany
Literature Die Kunst, Monatshefte für freie und angewandte Kunst, VI. Jahrgang, vol. 8, Munich 1903, p. 31; M. Kristan, Joseph Urban, Vienna, 2000, plate 28, p. 278f., ill. 279


Vienna 1872 – 1933 New York

Architect, interior designer, painter, graphic artist, exhibition and stage designer. Founder member of the Hagenbund and its president from 1906 to 1908. In 1901, responsible for the renovation and interior design of the "Zedlitzhalle", the exhibition hall of the Hagenbund. In 1911, he moved to the USA, where he became head of stage design at the Boston Opera and Metropolitan Opera. From 1922 on he was the director of the New York branch of "Wiener Werkstätte".

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