German Art Deco Interior Design

Die Raumkunst der Grossen Wiener Schule.

Kritzendorf, Germany: Oldenbruch, [circa 1920]. Small folio (overall size 38.7 x 28.7 cm). Set of 10 loose diaroma-type plates, housed in a contemporary custom-made box. Some light soiling and toning to margins, images primarily bright and clean, overall very good.

An unconventional publication meant to facilitate the planning of interior decoration in domestic environments, consisting of ten stiff board panels with printed color images of room settings with furniture, fireplaces, and decorative objects, but with the areas where the walls should be cut out to allow a paint, wallpaper, or other background sample to be placed beneath, to allow the viewer to conceive of how the room would look with particular combinations of furniture arrangements and wall coverings. The furniture and other decorations are after designs by Max Krähan.

A very rare and interesting work emblematic of developments in interior design in Germany in the period directly after the First World War. The designs include the dining room, bedroom, study, girl's room, living room, and salon, with wood samples and finishes specified as mahogany, caucasian walnut, oak, and decorative varnish.

As of April 2022, OCLC locates only one institution in the United States with a holding of this work.

Book ID: 52008

Price: $1,500.00