Key facts

Product:
Postsparkasse Special Edition 2018
Family:
Postsparkasse
Manufacturer:
WIENER GTV DESIGN >
Designer:
Otto Wagner >
Order number:
PTPSTKT01
Architonic ID:
1571557
Country:
Italy
Designed:
1906
Launched:
2018
Manufacturer groups :
Seating-Chairs >
Groups:
Seating-Chairs >

Product description

GTV celebrates 100 years from Otto Wagner’ s passing (11th of April, 1918), reinterpreting the POSTSPARKASSE armchair he designed in 1906 for the namesake headquarters of the Post Office Savings Bank in Vienna. Combining minimalism, exclusivity and eye for detail, POSTSPARKASSE represents a clear expression of modern Viennese art, introducing for the first time the use of wood with a square cross-section - instead of a round one -, which defines its rigorous profile.

The Special Edition is characterised by the details in copper which personalize the embracing and ergonomic structure in solid bent beech wood and by the upholstery from the Maharam collection defined by a peculiar decoration by Josef Hoffman, Otto Wagner’ s scholar, among the Viennese Secession founders.

Bent beech-wood armchair with copper details. Seat upholstered in Maharam fabric designed by Josef Hoffmann in 1913.

Height 84
Width 170
Depth 90

Product family

Concept

Extreme shape synthesis. Minimalism, exclusivity and an eye for detail. The “Postsparkasse” series was designed in 1906 by Otto Wagner for the headquarters of the Post Office Savings Bank in Vienna, and represents a clear expression of modern Viennese art. The solid bent beech wood structure is both embracing and ergonomic. Aluminium embellishment. This item introduces a new concept to the “Postsparkasse” series: the use of wood with a square, not round cross-section, to create a more rigorous design. The range comprises an armchair, chair and stool.