Adolf Loos


Made for

The Kapsa Villa, Prague




Mahogany, silk velvet


H. 72 x W. 78 x D. 116 cm

Executed by

Vereinigte U.P. Werke, Bruno, Czechoslovakia

Similar piece

Neue Galerie, New-York

Zednicek, W., Adolf Loos Pläne und Schriften, Vienne, 2004, P. 99, 171

‘Adolf Loos-Villen’, Album Verlag, 2001, P. 97, 98

van Duzer. L., Villa Müller – A work of Adolf Loos, Princeton Architectural Press, 1994, P. 12-13, 31

Ottilinger. E. B., , Adolf Loos – Wohnkonzepte und Möbelentwüfe, Residenz Verlag, 1994, P. 53, 119, 149

Rukschcio. B., Adolf Loos, Pierre Mardaga, 1982, P.444 ill.454, P.615 ill.775

Brandstätter. C, Gregori. D, Metzger. R., Vienna 1900 Complete, Thames And Udson, New-York 2018, P. 484

Adolf Loos developed the « Knieschwimmer » lounge chair on the model of an easy chair produced by the London firm Hampton & Sons. This example comes from the house in Prague designed by Loos for Ludimir Kapsa, the joint owner of Kapsa & Müller, for whose partner, Frantisek Müller, Adolf Loos had built the famous Villa Müller in Prague in 1928/30.