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Urban Josef

A PAIR OF ARMCHAIRS for the 17th Exhibition of the Hagenbund, 1905

Seating
About the artist Vienna 1872 – 1933 New York
Designed by Josef Urban, Vienna, 1905
Executed by Sandor Jaray
Material Solid beech, pear wood veneer, stained and polished, inlay in mother-of-pearl and white metal, cast white metal cuffs, surface slightly restored and seats re-upholstered in black Alcantara-like fabric, very good condition.
Dimensions H 105 cm, SH 48 cm, W 64 cm, D 58 cm
Literature The Studio, vol. 37, 1906, p. 74, 76; M. Kristan, Joseph Urban, Vienna, 2000, p. 115, ill. 115/2, p. 314, ill. 314
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JOSEF URBAN

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".

Ref.: Exhibition catalogue Hagenbund, Die verlorene Moderne, 1993, p. 269; Thieme/Becker, vol. XXXIII, p. 589


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A PAIR OF ARMCHAIRS for the 17th Exhibition of the Hagenbund, 1905 ⋅ Seating ⋅ Urban Josef

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