Johannes Spalt is one of the most prominent personalities in the Austrian architectural scene. In 1952, Spalt joined forces with his colleagues Otto Leitner, Wilhelm Holzbauer, and Friedrich Kurrent under the logical name "Working Group 4".
In 1960, the first joint project with the manufacturer and as a definitive reference to the way of thinking of Spalts was the creation of 3/4 pieces of furniture: an armchair, a stool, and a matching side table. The name derives from the nickname of Working Group 4, which after the departure of Otto Leitner only consisted of three members and was charmingly called "the 3/4 - ler". Also, in 1961, Constanze Bank followed, which could be changed from a bench to a bed with a specially developed mechanism.
Almost half a century after the development of groundbreaking designs, the lines, function, and stylistics of the 3/4 pieces of furniture are unabashedly modern and zeitgeist.
Reason enough for the manufacturer to put her on the stage of timeless and always valid furniture design and to refresh her and bring her into the here and now.
The armchair Constanze 3/4 has an upholstered shaped wooden shell on a brightly chrome-plated aluminum cross in unmistakably precise craftsmanship. Another shaped wooden shell gives the masterfully quilted seat element stability. The position of the legs completely dissolves the compactness of the solid upholstery - in keeping with Spalt's always desired lightness. The armrests are U-shaped in cross-section and give the furniture its characteristic shape. A stool in the same style and a table - either with wood or marble top - complete the group.
Spalt wanted "intelligent furniture that would enable a living culture." With the new edition of the 3/4 piece of furniture, the manufacturer would like to give this principle lasting emphasis.