Chair (café)

Gebrüder Thonet Vienna

Museum Chair (1898), Adolf Loos

Designed in 1898 by Adolf Loos to furnish the famous Café Museum in Vienna, the Museum Chair is the most iconic café chair. Originally manufactured by Jacob & Josef Kohn, the chair today is made by Thonet.

Adolf Loos (1870-1933), the most important and influential of architect at the time, built the Café Museum during the peak of the Art Nouveau period. It was nicknamed ‘Cafe Nihilism’ and described as ‘the starting point for all modern interior design’. The Café Museum still exists today, and this style of chair is still used there.

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