Table and Chair for a Music Room

Table and Chair for a Music Room

Chair
Germany
Richard Riemerschmid (designed)
Liberty (maker)
1898-1899
Walnut and leather upholstery
Given by the maker
Museum no. Circ.859-1956

Table
Germany
Richard Riemerschmid (designed)
Vereinigte Werkstatten fur Kunst und Handwerk GMBH(maker)
1898-1899
Stained oak
Museum no. W.1-1990

The table and chair were part of a Music Room that Riemerschmid designed for the group exhibitions of the United Workshops for Art in Handicraft (Vereinigte Werkstatten fur Kunst im Handwerk). He set out to express artistic individuality as well as function. These pieces, distinguished by their simplified construction, plain oak and thin, undecorated surfaces, are among his finest work.