Desk, design 1902 and Armchair, design 1901

Koloman Moser

Wien 1868 - 1918 Wien

Desk, design 1902 and Armchair, design 1901

Manufactured by Jacob & Josef Kohn, Vienna, no 3134 (desk) and no 413/F (armchair)

Beech, stained mahogany and polished, brass fittings, faceted glass, renewed writing inlay with green leather (desk), new leather upholstery, brass caps and brass support discs (armchair)

H 104 cm, W 112.5 cm, D 56.5 cm (desk)
H 96 cm, SH 44 cm, W 55.5 cm, D 49.5 cm (armchair)

Professionally polished


This desk model was first presented at the Exhibition of Decorative Arts in Turin in May 1902. In 1904 it was shown in Saint Louis and in 1906 in London.


cf Sales catalogue Jacob & Josef Kohn 1916, reprint Munich 1980, ill. p. 49, no 413/F (armchair) cf Gabriele Fahr-Becker, Wiener Werkstätte 1903-1932, Cologne 1994, ill. p. 107 (armchair) cf Exhibition catalogue “Koloman Moser 1868-1918”, ed. by Rudolf Leopold and Gerd Pichler, Leopold Museum, Vienna 2007, ill. p. 121, no 82 (desk) and ill. p. 122, no 84 (armchair) cf Giovanni Renzi, Il mobile moderno. Gebrüder Thonet Vienna Jacob & Josef Kohn, Milan 2008, ill. p. 82 (Turin 1902), p. 86 (St. Louis 1904) and p. 87 (London 1906) and ill. p. 54ff (ill. from: Kohn catalogue London 1906: armchair and Kohn advertisement Milan 1908: armchair)