Luxury Design, Past & Present
Austrian Jugendstil Nesting Tables with Grid designed by Josef Hoffmann 1905 polished and stained Beechwood - manufactured by Jacob & Josef Kohn model no.988
1905 was one of the most important years for the Wiener Werkstatte. The two designers Josef Hoffmann and Koloman Moser created their most important works at that time. The reduction of the form to its functionality was one of their leading motives of that time. Our four nesting tables which were designed around 1905. The grid pattern on the side is also typical for this period. Crafted from bent and stained beechwood, they bear the original Kohn-label. The three smaller tables slide perfectly in and out of the largest one and can be used without hesitation.
Very well preserved original label J. & J. Kohn on the bottom of the smallest table.
Bib.: Das Interieur, 1908; Original J. & J. Kohn catalog 1906; Giovanni Renzi, „Il mobile moderno“, Silvana Editoriale Spa, Milano 2008, p. 180