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.
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).
4 linear feet
(7 boxes, 6 flat file
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