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Designer Spotlight: Oskar Strnad

Oskar Strnad (b. October 26, 1879 – d. September 3, 1935) was an Austrian designer, set designer, sculptor and architect. Along with Austrian born architect Josef Frank he created the Wiener Schule der Architektur (“Vienna School of Architecture”). The two men were very interested in creating modern living spaces for people of all ages, races, and backgrounds. Strnad was specifically interested in designing furniture, ceramics, and painting watercolors used as props for plays and films.

From 1909 to 1935 Strnad was a professor in the Winer Kunstgewerbeschule (“School of Applied Arts”) along with Josef Hoffman. From 1918 on he created designs for Rundtheater (“round theatre”) with his student Margarete Lihotzky. In 1923 Strnad constructed the Drei-Szenen-Theater (“three-scene-theatre”), which was made of a three-part stage within a circular auditorium. His set spectacular set pieces (which he designed from 1919 until his death) were used in films such as Maskerade and Episode.

Movie buffs, Austrian collectors, and designers around the world seek Strnad’s Art Deco pieces. AntiquitiesWeb is proud to offer a large collection of incredible works of art by Strnad. We have the following pieces:

 

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Sezession (12) Dining Chairs 2 arm chairs, 10 side chairs – early Art Deco designed for Horne Castle of the Baron Steinlein family. Manufactured by O. Strnad. Circa 1890-1920. 

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Sezession Cabinet early Art Deco cabinet upper section with vitrine, mirror and marble. Lower section with 2 large doors and interior shelves. Manufactured by O. Strnad, circa 1890-1910, Budapest/Vienna. Private estate Budafok. Restored and repolished. 

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Sezession Credenza early Art Deco designed for Horne Castle of the Baron Steinlein family. Manufactured by O. Strnad. Circa 1890-1920.

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Sezession Credenza early Art Deco credenza large center mirror and marble above 2 large drawers and doors with interior shelves. Glazed doors on either side with interior shelves.. Manufactured by O. Strnad, circa 1890-1910, Budapest/Vienna. Private estate Budafok. Restored and repolished. 

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Sezession Dining Table & (6) Chairs early Art Deco extendable dining table with 6 chairs. Manufactured by O. Strnad, circa 1890-1910, Budapest/Vienna. Private estate Budafok. Restored and repolished.

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Sezession Sideboard – early Art Deco designed for Horne Castle of the Baron Steinlein family. Manufactured by O. Strnad. Circa 1890-1920. 

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Sezession Dining Table – early Art Deco designed for Horne Castle of the Baron Steinlein family. Manufactured by O. Strnad. Circa 1890-1920. 

 

If you’re looking for a unique table, a suite or armoire contact AntiquitiesWeb. Our selection of top quality antiques are unique, original, and timelessly beautiful. Whether you are looking for a beautiful Art Deco antique or a new piece of glass art, AntiquitiesWeb has the piece for you. To see these pieces and more call us at 212-644-4236, contact us, or visit our New York gallery. 

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