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Curtain-up! We’re off to the theatre. 100 years of Wiesner-Hager furntiture


Wiesner-Hager soon recovered after the Second World War. The prevailing mood of optimism was driven by demand. Moreover, the 1950s ushered in a great period of prestigious cultural projects: Many renowned cultural sites, such as the Vienna State Opera, the Burgtheater or, a little later, the Brucknerhaus in Linz, were fitted out with chairs from Wiesner-Hager. The company also maintained a long-standing connection with the Salzburg Festspielhaus. Built by Professor Clemens Holzmeister, the old Festspielhaus featured a large auditorium which had already been fitted out with 1,200 chairs by 1935. High levels of quality and long-standing expertise in furnishing projects ensured that the new Festspielhaus was completed in cooperation with Wiesner-Hager at the end of the 1950s. Even today, audiences in the Salzburg Festspielhaus still sit on the original chairs from 1960.

 “Austria may be small, but it has powerful brands that spread its reputation all over the world. In the field of culture, we have the Salzburg Festival. In regard to furniture, there is Wiesner-Hager. When Clemens Holzmeister designed the Großes Festspielhaus in 1957, he turned to Wiesner-Hager and had the company create a special form of seating which has truly proved its worth right up to today. We ourselves celebrated our 100th anniversary in 2020, and now the Salzburg Festival wishes to congratulate the Wiesner-Hager company on its 100th anniversary.”
Helga Rabl-Stadler, President of the Salzburg Festival.

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