Like Josef Hoffmann, Marcel Kammerer (1878-1959) was a student of Otto Wagner, a leading member of the Secession and an important predecessors to mordern architecture and design. One of Wagner's most famous works was the Österreichische Postsparkasse in Vienna. Although every part of the building was made under Wagner's name, it is now generally assumed that the furnishings designed by his student: Marcel Kammerer under supervision of the master. In hind sight this makes Kammerer one of the most influential furniture designers of the early 20th century.
These two armchairs are originals from ca 1910. A high quality production by Thonet. After more then 100 years, they are still as sturdy and cofortable as can be. They have been restored about 10 years ago. The previous owner (an Austrian lady) made great effort to keep everything as original as possible. A special kind of linnen, which was an almost exact match with the original was imported from france. The chairs are in a fantastic condition with only some light wear on the armrests. Both are marked by Thonel underneath the seat