Adolf Loos - Loos Café Museum Chair
  • Adolf Loos - Loos Café Museum Chair
  • Adolf Loos - Loos Café Museum Chair
  • Adolf Loos - Loos Café Museum Chair
Elegance, nostalgia and colour. These are the three ideal concepts that inspired the "loos Café Museum" model, the famous chair designed by Adolf Loos for the Café Museum in Vienna (1898).

Like a living organism, the chair is a perfect unison of all its components: the legs -  eight elements that merge as one, blending together like smoke wreaths; the back frame, curved from a single piece of unjointed wood to form also the back legs; truncated arches between the legs, placing emphasis on the seat frame and also ensuring solid stability through careful balances. With a hint of nostalgia,

Gebrüder Thonet Vienna experiments the use of structures with elliptic instead of round cross sections to create eternal lightness and above all introduces colour varnish that reshapes the flexuosity of beech wood in arabesque motifs, slight strokes of Indian ink recreated form pure fantasy.

Available varnished red, yellow, white, black "with or without arm rests" but also wengé, dark cherry, light cherry, dark walnut, light walnut and natural beech. Various seat finishes (leather, plain colour fabric and Gebrüder Thonet Vienna geometric pattern fabric, straw weave or beech plywood).

Design:
Adolf Loos

Year:
1899

Manufacturer:
Gebrüder Thonet Vienna