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INVENTORY OF JOSEF STEINDL FURNITURE DESIGN, circa 1888-1928
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Description
Architect and professor at the Royal Technical School for Woodworking in Wal. Mesertitsch, and a noted designer of modern, functional furniture in the 20th century. Steindl designed primarily bentwood and metal tubular furniture. He was, however, also a master of historical furniture styles as seen in his work of the 1880s and 1890s and in the ornamentation for his bentwood pieces. Collection comprises 315 original drawings and 571 photographic prints of furniture designs by Steindl, many in historical styles of the 1890s.
Background
Josef Steindl, architect and professor at the Royal Technical School for Woodworking in Wal. Mesertitsch, was a noted designer of modern, functional furniture in the 20th century. His designs were intended for manufacture by the leading furniture factories in Eastern Europe in the early 1900s, the Thonet Bentwood Furniture factory and Jacob and Josef Kohn factory. The two firms merged in Vienna, 1914 (Kohn's archives were destroyed in the late 1930s).
Extent
4 linear feet (7 boxes, 6 flat file folders)
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Open for use by qualified researchers.