Hoffmann Sitzmaschine 1905
Miniature Sitzmaschine, Hoffmann
Sitzmaschine/ Hoffmann, 1905
Material Beechwood, mahagony stain, shellac varnish, scale 1:6, 143 x 184 x 108 mm, Made in Poland
DesignReasons sells the Sitzmaschine miniature. Around 1900, the Viennese architects discovered a new means of expression in the bentwood technique. To them, the simple forms of classic bentwood furniture - a consequence of industrial production - anticipated the new aesthetic clarity they were promoting.
Josef Hoffmann's Armchair No 670 combines the austere elegance of bentwood with the expressive formal vocabulary of the Viennese Secession. Its somewhat voluminous form, strict geometry, and adjustable back are attributes that suggest associations with the machine.