Plant stand Gustav Siegel, J.& J. Kohn mod.nr. 1010, bent beechwood, brass, ca. 1900
Design Gustav Siegel, 1900; manufactured by J. & J. Kohn, mod. No. 1010
Bib.: Giovanni Renzi, „Il mobile moderno“, Silvana Editoriale Spa, Milano, 2008, p. 40-41
Gustav Siegel designed this plant stand in 1900 for the company J. & J. Kohn. This furniture can be considered a classic part of Viennese Jugendstil interior design. The model was displayed at the Kohn stand at the Paris World exhibition in 1900.
Only the newly developed technique of bentwood made its curved forms feasible. For the design of this stand, Gustav Siegel combines geometrical forms of rectangle, circle and trapeze harmonically and creates a pyramid of filigree appearance.
Siegel was a student of Josef Hoffmann at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Vienna and Hoffmann was the one who recommended him to J. & J. Kohn, where he later became design director. Kohn´s huge economic success is also owed to Hoffmann’s designs.
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