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Kubus Chair: the Perfect Cube

The kubus chair represents one of the most famous word of work by the Austrian designer and architect Josef Hoffmann: the work of this designer has developed at the beginning of the last century, and has placed in the transition time between two important artistic movements.

Two artistic movements that influenced architectural and design production: from one side the Art Noveau, imprinted by the floral decoration and abundance of lines, and on the other side the Modernism, that broke abruptly with the prior artistic movements, and proclaimed the necessity of simpler lines and useful objects. And Josef Hoffmann approached to the principles of Modernism with his kubus chair.

Born in Pirnitz, Moravia (now Brtnice, the Czech Republic), Josef Hoffmann studied architecture at the prestigious Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, where he was fortunate enough to be schooled by Otto Wagner – the world-famous architect who introduced Hoffmann to functional, modern design theories. Upon graduating, Hoffmann won the Rome Prize and a year later joined Wagner’s office in 1896, before forming his own office three years later.

You must remember thath Josef Hoffmann was one of the co-founders in 1897 of the "Vienna Secession", and in 1903 the "Wiener Werkstatte". The work of Hoffmann agreed rationalism of Wagner with an expression of geometric and linear decoration, influenced by the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
Hoffmann's designs for the Werkstatte unite so extreme individuality and professionalism with a great interest in the 'authenticity of materials and against functionalism that marked all his work and then his works, as evidenced by his creations

Indeed the kubus chair (like the remainder of the architectural and design production by Josef Hoffmann), in mainly inspired by lines and geometric figures: particularly the kubus chair is inspired to cube figure (from it take the name “kubus”). Josef Hoffmann applied the cube form to design and architecture, with much attention and precision, and got clean and elegant lines, without useless trappings that only burdening the overall appearance of the object  and the final result.

Designed in 1910 by Josef Hoffmann, the Kubus  Chair demonstrates the unique geometric lines and cubes that became Hoffmann’s trademark during the early 20th century. Josef Hoffmann designed cubic perfection well before Tetris came along, and with the classic cubic design, it brings style to any environment, home, workspace, or function room.    
The kubus chair by Josef Hoffmann is tied to the boosts of Modernism also for the functionality of the object: the kubus chair is a solid and comfortable armchair, build with a solid wooden framework and with a soft and ample seat.

A seat that has big and soft cushion, with leather coating: in this chair the armrests with the backrest wrap com the user of the chair. And all these characteristics in the kubus chair are mixed with an unique line, full of elegance and style, and yet current at the present day, a century after its project and realization. The kubus chair is a carefully made object, that you can put even in the modern style of furniture.

If you choose a kubus chair for your living room or your office, you will buy not only a piece of history furniture, but also a comfortable and relaxing chair, that give a touch of style to all the ambient.

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