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Felix Augenfeld architectural records and papers, 1910-1972

Summary Information

Abstract

Felix Augenfeld (1893-1984) was a Viennese architect and designer active in Austria, Czechoslovakia, and Croatia prior to 1938, in London from 1938-1939, and in the United States from 1939 until his death. His work consists primarily of residential projects, including apartments, weekend homes, beach houses, and residences, and includes both architecture and interior design. Like other architect-designers of the time, his work included original furniture and textiles to create a cohesive design experience. Augenfeld's design for Sigmund Freud's desk chair, now at the Freud Museum in London is probably his most well-known work. This collection contains photographs, drawings, blueprints, and sketches of over eighty of Augenfeld's projects with the majority focused on his years in America but with a substantial photograph collection that illustrates his Viennese work. Beyond project records, the collection includes a number of Augenfeld's professional papers that contextualize his work through his research material, portfolios, and scrapbooks, and his personal papers which include his own writings, poetry, correspondence, and photographs of friends and family.

At a Glance

Bib ID 3464747 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Augenfeld, Felix, 1893-1984 ; de Carmel, Anna
Title Felix Augenfeld architectural records and papers, 1910-1972
Physical Description 2 linear feet of papers (approximate); 1236 photographs; 205 negatives; 35 textiles;
Language(s) English .
Access

This collection is available for use by appointment in the Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University. For further information and to make an appointment, please email avery-drawings@library.columbia.edu.

Arrangement

Arrangement

The collection is made up of three series: Series I: Project Records; Series II: Professional Papers; Series III: Personal Paper

Description

  • Series I: Project Records

    Arranged chronologically by project, from Augenfeld's years in Vienna with Karl Hofmann as Hofmann & Augenfeld (1924 - 1938) to his work in the United States, primarily in New York City, but also extending to the Virgin Islands and Havana. The projects within this section include architecture, interior design, and furniture design (for Henredon Modern and the American Chair Company, as well as private furniture commissions). The series is composed primarily of photographs, plans, and perspectives, but also include blueprints, negatives, and occasionally correspondence. The largest collection of material in this series documents the Joseph and Muriel Buttinger Residence & Research Library at 10 East 87th Street in New York City.

    Projects listed prior to 1938 are the work of Augenfeld and co-creator, Karl Hofmann. Any additional creators beyond Hofmann are listed, and most notably include Oskar Strnad and Walter Sobotka. However, Augenfeld's career in New York is largely an independent practice and additional creators are only occasionally listed, such as Anna de Carmel (Anna Augenfeld), or Jan Hird Pokorny.

  • Series II: Professional Papers

    Consists of documents, articles, and images that Augenfeld used as reference or inspiration, as well as scrapbooks that contain articles and clippings on his work, and his portfolios. This material reflects a more general view of his work or process, instead of the project-focused approach of Series I: Project Records. This series also includes a collection of original textiles (both hand painted and commercially printed) that were designed by Augenfeld for specific projects or for general retail. Some of these textiles can be found in project photos of the finished interiors.

  • Series III: Personal Papers

    Consists of photographs, correspondence, writings, personal documents, and awards. Of particular interest is the correspondence regarding Freud's chair design, as well as a brief correspondence regarding Augenfeld's friendship with Richard Neutra. The largest part of this series consists of photographs, which are grouped with regard to original order and by subject.

Using the Collection

Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is available for use by appointment in the Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University. For further information and to make an appointment, please email avery-drawings@library.columbia.edu.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Permission to publish must be obtained in writing from the Director, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University,1172 Amsterdam Ave., Mail Code 0301, New York, NY 10027.

Preferred Citation

Felix Augenfeld architectural records and papers. Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library. Columbia University, New York, N.Y.

Related Material

Trudy Jeremias Collection, 1857-2008, (bulk 1930-1980) at the Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History.

Gardiner, Muriel. Code name "Mary" : memoirs of an American woman in the Austrian underground. New Haven : Yale University Press, 1983.

Walter Sobotka architectural records and papers, 1897-1971 (bulk 1922-1954) at Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.

Jan Hird Pokorny architectural drawings, 1926-1998, (bulk 1947-1998) at Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.

Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Augenfeld (accession 1000.040), and Trudy Jeremias (1995.006 and 2002.003).

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library

Processing Information

architectural drawings, photographs, scrapbooks, notebooks accessioned 09/18/2002.

Revision Description

2009-06-25 File created.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Architectural drawings -- American Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Architecture -- United States -- Designs and plans Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Behrens, Peter, 1868-1940 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Breuer, Otto, 1915- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Buttinger residence (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Damaz, Ala Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Frank, Josef, 1885-1967 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Freud, Ernst L., 1892-1970 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gardiner, Muriel, 1901-1985 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Groag, Jacqueline, 1903-1986 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Groag, Jacques, 1892-1962 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gruen, Victor, 1903-1980 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hoffmann, Josef Franz Maria, 1870-1956 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hofmann, Karl, 1896-1933 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Holzmeister, Clemens, 1886-1983 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Loos, Adolf, 1870-1933 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Neutra, Richard Joseph, 1892-1970 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pokorny, Jan Hird, 1914-2008 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sobotka, Walter Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Strnad, Oskar, 1879-1935 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Theiss & Jaksch Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wagner, Otto, 1841-1918 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

History

Felix Augenfeld, (1893-1984) was an Austrian architect and interior designer who worked on primarily residential projects in Vienna, London, and New York. He studied at the Technische Hoehschule (School of Architecture) in Vienna, receiving his degree after his service in the Austrian Army during World War I. Until 1938, when he left Austria for London and then for the United States in 1939, Augenfeld was active in Vienna with his business partner Karl Hofmann, as Hofmann & Augenfeld, and also worked with Professor Oskar Strnad as a stage designer in both Vienna and London. One of Augenfeld's most well-known pieces is Sigmund Freud's office chair, which was commissioned by Sigmund Freud's daughter Mathilde.

When he arrived in New York City, Augenfeld associated with many similarly relocated Viennese designers and architects (such as Walter Sobotka) and maintained contacts with some of his Viennese clients who had also relocated to New York. Among these clients was Muriel Morris Gardiner Buttinger, who – while originally from Chicago – had been living in Vienna prior to World War II and played an instrumental role in assisting Augenfeld in getting both to London and to New York to escape the Nazi regime. This friendship lasted for the rest of their lives and Augenfeld designed the Buttinger's New York City residence and research library at 10 East 87th Street. This building is now a locally designated landmark.

Augenfeld became an American citizen in 1945. Later in life, around 1960, Augenfeld married Anna de Carmel (née Friedlander), an Austrian designer active in ceramics and modern lamp design. This relationship would last until his death in 1984.

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Series I: Project Records

Arranged chronologically by project, from Augenfeld's years in Vienna with Karl Hofmann as Hofmann & Augenfeld (1924 - 1938) to his work in the United States, primarily in New York City, but also extending to the Virgin Islands and Havana. The projects within this section include architecture, interior design, and furniture design (for Henredon Modern and the American Chair Company, as well as private furniture commissions). The series is composed primarily of photographs, plans, and perspectives, but also include blueprints, negatives, and occasionally correspondence. The largest collection of material in this series documents the Joseph and Muriel Buttinger Residence & Research Library at 10 East 87th Street in New York City.

Projects listed prior to 1938 are the work of Augenfeld and co-creator, Karl Hofmann. Any additional creators beyond Hofmann are listed, and most notably include Oskar Strnad and Walter Sobotka. However, Augenfeld's career in New York is largely an independent practice and additional creators are only occasionally listed, such as Anna de Carmel (Anna Augenfeld), or Jan Hird Pokorny.



Box 1 Folder 1 Dr. Sl. Apartment (Vienna, Austria), 1923

9 interior photographs



Box 1 Folder 2 Office Building - Schnabel (Neu Paka, Czechosolvakia), 1924

5 exterior photographs; 9 interior photographs



Box 1 Folder 3 Friedenstein Residence, remodeling (Vienna, Austria), 1925

4 exterior photographs; 7 interior photographs



Box 1 Folder 4 Dr. S. Apartment, in converted wing of Palais Lichtenstein (Vienna, Austria), 1927

12 interior photographs



Box 1 Folder 5 Exhibition Room, Arts & Crafts Museum (Vienna, Austria), 1927

Additional creator: Carl Bamberger(?); 8 interior photographs



Box 1 Folder 6 Gardiner (Buttinger), Dr. Muriel Morris, Apartment (Frankgasse, Vienna), 1927

7 interior photographs



Box 1 Folder 7 Gardiner (Buttinger), Dr. Muriel Morris, Weekend House (Sulz, Austria near Vienna), 1928-1929

1 plan; 5 exterior photographs; 4 interior photographs



Drawer 73 Gardiner (Buttinger), Dr. Muriel Morris, Weekend House (Sulz, Austria near Vienna), 1928-1929

7 drawings (assorted); 2 photocopies of interior renderings



Box 1 Folder 8 dos Santos, Mrs. Else, Residence, (Sternwartestrasse, Vienna), 1928-1929

4 floor plans; 19 exterior photographs



Drawer 73 dos Santos, Mrs. Else, Residence, (Sternwartestrasse, Vienna), 1928-1929

4 drawings (assorted)



Box 1 Folder 9 Schnabel, Hunting Lodge, 1928

4 exterior photographs; 6 negatives



Box 1 Folder 10 Dr. Z., Furniture for Residence (Vienna, Austria), 1930

8 photographs



Box 1 Folder 11 Himmelreich Residence (Brno, Czechoslovakia), 1930

Additional creator: V. Kabich; 1 plan; 7 exterior photographs; 3 interior photographs



Box 1 Folder 12 K. G. Apartment (Vienna, Austria), 1930

18 interior photographs



Box 1 Folder 13 League of Nations, competition entry (Geneva, Switzerland), 1930

Additional creator: Oskar Strnad; 26 photographs



Roll A91.1 League of Nations, competition entry (Geneva, Switzerland)

Additional creator: Oskar Strnad; 1 perspective (drawn by Augenfeld) (in 1 roll)



Box 1 Folder 14 Weiss, Baumeister Residence (Kaltenleutgeben, Austria), 1930

7 exterior photographs; 5 interior photographs



Box 1 Folder 15 Interiors, Werkbund Exhibition, Arts & Crafts Museum (Vienna, Austria), 1931

7 interior photographs



Box 1 Folder 16 Feigl Apartment, 1932

Originally stored with the Ernst Schnabel Apartment (1932) and the Szalay Apartment (1933); 9 interior photographs



Box 1 Folder 17 Friedman Apartment (Vienna, Austria), 1932

3 plans; 8 interior photographs; 1 envelope



Box 1 Folder 18 Himmelreich Apartment (Vienna, Austria), 1932

Originally stored with the Himmelreich Residence (1930); 6 interior photographs



Box 1 Folder 19 Schnabel, Ernst, Apartment (Vienna, Austria), 1932

Additional creator: Walter Sobotka; originally stored with the Feigl Apartment (1932) and the Szalay Apartment (1933); 1 plan; 6 interior photographs



Box 1 Folder 20 Schnabel, Franz, Apartment (Vienna, Austria), 1932

Additional creator: V. Kahele, K. Schreitl (?); originally stored with the Friedenstein Residence (1925); 10 interior photographs



Roll A45A.12a Bridgehead in Cologne, competition entry (Cologne, Germany), c. 1932-1935

Creators: Karl Hofmann, Felix Augenfeld; 5 drawings (in 1 roll)



Box 1 Folder 21 Szalay Apartment (Vienna, Austria), 1933

Originally stored with the Ernst Schnabel Apartment (1932) and the Feigl Apartment (1932); 9 interior photographs



Box 1 Folder 22 Szuecs[?] Apartment (Vienna, Austria), 1934

6 interior photographs; 1 envelope



Box 1 Folder 23 Handl (or Handler) Apartment (Vienna, Austria), 1935

Originally stored with the Kaus Apartment (1935) and the P. Apartment (1935); 2 plans, 7 interior photographs



Box 1 Folder 24 Kaus Apartment (Vienna, Austria), 1935

Originally stored with the Handl Apartment (1935) and the P. Apartment (1935); 7 interior photographs



Box 1 Folder 25 Munk, W., Residence (Vienna, Austria), 1935

14 interior photographs; 1 photograph of outdoor patio



Box 1 Folder 26 P. Apartment (Vienna, Austria), 1935

Originally stored with the Handl Apartment (1935) and the Kaus Apartment (1935); 5 interior photographs



Roll A45A.11a Austrian Pavilion, Brussels International Exposition of 1935, competition entry, 1935

Creators: Karl Hofmann and Felix Augenfeld; 3 drawings; 1 rendering (in 1 roll)



Box 1 Folder 27-28 Store and apartment building, Singerstrasse 4 (Vienna I, Austria), 1935-1936

10 plans; 3 photographs of previous building on site; 4 photographs of exterior façade; 2 photographs of entry; 3 interior photographs; 9 photographs of construction; 28 negatives of demolition and construction; 1 glass slide



Oversize 1 Folder 1 Store and apartment building, Singerstrasse 4 (Vienna I, Austria), 1935-1936

1 photo; 1 rendering



Drawer 73 Store and apartment building, Singerstrasse 4 (Vienna I, Austria), 1935-1936

Housed in 'Assorted' folder; 2 drawings



Box 2 Folder 1 Werkbund Furniture Exhibition, Hagenbund (Vienna, Austria), 1936

Additional creators: Otto Breuer, Josef Frank, J. (Jacques?) Groag, Loos (no first initial, possibly Walter), Walter Sobotka, Oskar Wlach; 11 interior photographs



Box 2 Folder 2 Hultrer Apartment, (Vienna IV), 1937

13 interior photographs



Box 2 Folder 3 Strauss, Dr. Richard & Maria, Weekend House (Kritzendorf, Austria near Vienna), 1938

1 exterior photograph, 1 interior photograph



Drawer 73 Strauss, Dr. Richard & Maria, Weekend House (Kritzendorf, Austria near Vienna), 1938

4 drawings (3 ink on trace; 1 pencil on trace)



Box 2 Folder 4 Apartment, Park Avenue (New York City, NY), 1940

2 interior photographs; 2 magazine pages



Box 2 Folder 5 La Reine Candy Store (Madison Avenue, New York City, NY), 1946

Additional creator: Simon Schmiderer; 2 magazine pages; 8 photographs



Drawer 73 La Reine Candy Store (Madison Avenue, New York City, NY), 1946

Additional creator: Simon Schmiderer; 8 photographs



Box 2 Folder 6 New York Society of Ceramic Arts, Argent Gallery (42 West 57th St., New York City, NY), 1946

Display designed by Augenfeld, uses his 'ExpoNet'; 2 photographs



Box 2 Folder 7 Two designs for identical apartments, "Apartment A & Apartment B" (New York City, NY), 1946

9 interior photographs; 7 magazine pages



Oversize 1 Folder 6 Steinbach Residence (Harrison, NY), 1946

6 drawings (perspectives and plans)



Drawer 73 Munk, W., Apartment, furniture (68 East 86th Street, New York City, NY), 1946

1 drawing [Located in 'Buffets, Bar Cabinets, etc.' in 'Furniture Designs' folder]



Drawer 73 Perger, Mr. R., furniture, 1947

1 drawing [Located in 'Buffets, Bar Cabinets, etc.' in 'Furniture Designs' folder]



Drawer 73 Perger, Mr. R., furniture

1 drawing [Located in ' Sofas & Easy Chairs' in 'Furniture Designs' folder]



Drawer 73 Heller, S., Residence, furniture (17 Bow Street, Forest Hills, New York City, NY), 1949

1 drawing [Located in ' Tables or Plant Stands' in 'Furniture Designs' folder]



Box 2 Folder 8 Apartment (New York City, NY), c. 1950s

4 pages of clippings; 1 interior photograph



Box 2 Folder 9 Dr. H.W. Apartment (New York City, NY), 1950

3 newspaper clippings; 3 magazine articles; 6 interior photographs



Drawer 73 Gestetner, S., Cottage, furniture (Bosham, England), 1950

1 drawing [Located in 'Buffets, Bar Cabinets, etc.' in 'Furniture Designs' folder]



Drawer 73 Gestetner, S., Cottage, furniture (Bosham, England), 1950

1 drawing [Located in ' Tables or Plant Stands' in 'Furniture Designs' folder]



Drawer 73 Hoffman, M., Apartment, furniture (710 Park Avenue penthouse, New York City, NY), 1948

2 drawings [Located in 'Furniture Designs' folder]



Drawer 2 Folder 10 Hoffman, M., Apartment (710 Park Avenue penthouse, New York City, NY), 1950

9 interior photographs



Drawer 75 Hoffman, M., Apartment (710 Park Avenue penthouse, New York City, NY), 1950

1 drawing



Drawer 73 Hoffman, M., Apartment, furniture (710 Park Avenue penthouse, New York City, NY), 1950

2 drawings [Located in 'Buffets, Bar Cabinets, etc.' in 'Furniture Designs' folder]



Drawer 73 Hoffman, M., Apartment, furniture (710 Park Avenue penthouse, New York City, NY), 1951

1 drawing [Located in ' Tables or Plant Stands' in 'Furniture Designs' folder]



Drawer 75 Grunwald Apartment, furniture (860 Fifth Avenue, #14C, New York City, NY), 1951

2 drawings



Box 2 Folder 11 New York Society of Ceramic Arts, Museum of Natural History (New York City, NY), 1953

Display and upholstery fabric designed by Felix Augenfeld; additional creators: John Salterini Co., Holland Shade Company, Plus Studio (Anne de Carmel), and Ceramic Arts members; 2 photographs



Drawer 73 Sullivan, Miss. Joyce, Apartment, furniture (220 Central Park South, #15B, New York City, NY), 1954

1 drawing [Located in 'Buffets, Bar Cabinets, etc.' in 'Furniture Designs' folder]



Box 2 Folder 12-16 Buttinger, Joseph & Muriel, Residence & Library (10 East 87th Street, New York City, NY), 1955

Additional creators: Jan Hird Pokorny (Associate Architect), A.D. Ateshoglou (structural engineer), Winfield Bondy (mechanical engineer); 24 Department of Buildings documents; 1 book (1960 AIA Gold Medal Exhibition Catalogue); 6 plans; 32 photographs; 21 small negatives; 68 large negatives; 15 assorted newspaper and magazine clippings



Oversize 1 Folder 2 Buttinger, Joseph & Muriel, Residence & Library (10 East 87th Street, New York City, NY), 1955

Additional creators: Jan Hird Pokorny (Associate Architect), A.D. Ateshoglou (structural engineer), Winfield Bondy (mechanical engineer); 1 book of photographs



Drawer 73 Buttinger, Joseph & Muriel, Residence & Library (10 East 87th Street, New York City, NY), 1955

4 perspective drawings; 23 drawings; 6 documents for display; 2 negatives; 17 plans; 1 transparency, and its negative on paper; 4 sets of construction drawings (for windows, decking, and decorative metal work; assorted reproductions of plans and sections



Drawer 75 Buttinger, Joseph & Muriel, Residence & Library (10 East 87th Street, New York City, NY), 1955

4 drawings



Roll A45A.3-9, A55.1 Buttinger, Joseph & Muriel, Residence & Library (10 East 87th Street, New York City, NY), 1955

158 drawings; 2 pages of documentation (in 8 rolls)



Box 3 Folder 1 One-room Apartment, Central Park South (New York City, NY), [c. 1955?]

One room apartment for an actress; 29 interior photographs; 2 newspaper clippings; 6 magazine articles; 2 letters



Box 3 Folder 2 Augenfeld, Felix, Fire Island Pines Beach House (Brookhaven, New York), 1956

4 exterior photographs; 2 interior photograph; 11 negatives; 1 plan; 1 drawing (plan, elevation, section), 1 envelope; 1 binder containing various drawings, plans, correspondence, and records



Drawer 73 Augenfeld, Felix, Fire Island Pines Beach House (Brookhaven, New York), 1956

2 perspective drawings (1 pencil on trace; 1 pastel and charcoal on paper)



Roll A91.2a Augenfeld, Felix, Fire Island Pines Beach House (Brookhaven, New York), 1956

11 drawings (in 1 roll)



Drawer 73 Gardener, R., Apartment, furniture (115 Central Park West, #12A, New York City, NY), 1956

1 drawing [Located in 'Buffets, Bar Cabinets, etc.' in 'Furniture Designs' folder]



Drawer 73 Weisz, Dr. A., furniture, 1956

1 drawing [Located in 'Buffets, Bar Cabinets, etc.' in 'Furniture Designs' folder]



Box 3 Folder 3 Taussig, T., Fire Island Pines Beach House (Brookhaven, NY), 1957, 1959

11 exterior photographs; 6 interior photographs; 1 interior perspective; 1 envelope



Roll A45A.10 Taussig, T., Fire Island Pines Beach House (Brookhaven, NY), 1957

22 drawings (in 1 roll)



Drawer 73 Buttinger, Joseph & Muriel, Residence & Library, furniture (10 East 87th Street, New York City, NY), 1958

2 drawings [Located in ' Tables or Plant Stands' in 'Furniture Designs' folder]



Drawer 73 Buttinger, Joseph & Muriel, Residence, furniture (Brookdale Farm, Pennington, New Jersey), 1958

5 drawings [Located in ' Sofas & Easy Chairs' in 'Furniture Designs' folder]



Drawer 73 Yardney Apartment, furniture, 1958

1 drawing [Located in ' Sofas & Easy Chairs' in 'Furniture Designs' folder]



Box 3 Folder 4 Fire Island Pines Harbor Shelter (Brookhaven, NY), 1959

Additional creator: Michael Zimmer, associated architect; 1 folder containing 1 plan; 7 drawings (plan, elevation, section)



Box 3 Folder 5 L.P. Apartment, Gladstone Hotel (New York City, NY), 1960

3 newspaper clippings (duplicates)



Box 3 Folder 6 Thonet Showroom (New York City, NY), 1960

5 photographs; 3 magazine clippings



Drawer 73 Gardener, R., Apartment, furniture (115 Central Park West, #12A, New York City, NY), 1961

1 drawings [Located in ' Tables or Plant Stands' in 'Furniture Designs' folder]



Drawer 73 Steiner, P., Apartment, furniture (180 East End Avenue, Gracie Tower, #8B, New York City, NY), 1961

1 drawing; 2 photocopies [Located in ' Sofas & Easy Chairs' in 'Furniture Designs' folder]



Drawer 73 Steiner, P., Apartment, furniture (180 East End Avenue, Gracie Tower, #8B, New York City, NY), 1962

2 drawings [Located in ' Tables or Plant Stands' in 'Furniture Designs' folder]



Box 3 Folder 7 Stein, Mr. & Mrs. Walter, Residence (49 Sheldrake Road, Scarsdale, NY), 1963

1 folder, containing 19 drawings



Box 3 Folder 10 Caribbean Villas Beach Resort (St. Croix, Virgin Islands), 1964

3 drawings; 3 site plans; 1 St. Croix Road Map



Box 3 Folder 8 Schrecker, Mrs. M, Apartment (340 East 63rd Street, #2A, New York City, NY), 1964

2 drawings



Box 3 Folder 9 Steiner, Paul & Marianne, Beach House (Bridgehampton, Long Island, NY), 1967-1980

Majority of construction documents relating to 1979 and 1980, but a number from 1967 and 1976; 59 drawings, perspectives, and construction documents; 46 photographs



Drawer 73 Steiner, Paul & Marianne, Beach House (Bridgehampton, Long Island, NY)

4 drawings



Roll A91.3 Steiner, Paul & Marianne, Beach House (Bridgehampton, Long Island, NY), 1973-1974

10 drawings (in 1 roll)



Roll A91.7 Nathan, Mr. & Mrs. Werner, Residence (Hawley Road, South Salem, NY), 1964, (1956)

15 drawings (3 plans all dated 1956 were used as folders for other projects, possibly discarded/incorrect drawings) (in 1 roll)



Drawer 73 Nathan, Dr. W, furniture

1 drawing [Located in ' Sofas & Easy Chairs' in 'Furniture Designs' folder]



Box 3 Folder 10 Hindels, Dr. & Mrs. George, Residence (St. Croix, Virgin Islands), 1963, 1969

12 drawings



Drawer 75 Hindels, Dr. & Mrs. George, Residence (St. Croix, Virgin Islands), 1962

1 drawing



Roll A91.6 Hindels, Dr. & Mrs. George, Residence (St. Croix, Virgin Islands), 1962

13 drawings (site plans and exterior perspectives included) (in 1 roll)



Roll A91.2b Grutman, N. Roy, Apartment (15 West 81st Street, #14C, New York City, NY), 1967

16 drawings (in 1 roll)



Drawer 73 Grutman, N. Roy, Apartment, furniture (15 West 81st Street, #14C, New York City, NY), 1967

1 drawing [Located in 'Buffets, Bar Cabinets, etc.' in 'Furniture Designs' folder]



Box 3 Folder 11 Penrose Knitwear (1411 Broadway, 16th Floor, New York City, NY), 1969

1 folder, containing 7 drawings



Box 4 Folder 1 Augenfeld, Felix, Apartment (201 East 66th Street, #15E, New York City, NY), 1972

4 drawings



Drawer 73 Augenfeld, Felix, Apartment (201 East 66th Street, #15E, New York City, NY), 1972

1 drawing [Located in 'Assorted' folder; was used as a folder for another project, may be incorrect or a discard]



Box 4 Folder 2 Friedman, Mr. & Mrs. Melvin, Apartmen (21 East 90th Street, New York City, NY), 1972

additional creator: Anna de Carmel (Anna Augenfeld); 6 drawings; 1 receipt



Drawer 73 Friedman, Mr. & Mrs. Melvin, Apartment, furniture (21 East 90th Street, New York City, NY), 1972

Additional creator: Anna de Carmel (Anna Augenfeld) ; 1 drawing [Located in 'Buffets, Bar Cabinets, etc.' in 'Furniture Designs' folder]



Drawer 73 Friedman, Mr. & Mrs. Melvin, Apartment, furniture (21 East 90th Street, New York City, NY), 1972

1 drawing [Located in ' Tables or Plant Stands' in 'Furniture Designs' folder]



Box 4 Folder 3 Friedman, Mr. & Mrs. Melvin., Residence (Bedford Village, NY), 1972

4 drawings



Box 4 Folder 4 Petschek-Newman, Hans, Residence (52 Park Road, Scarsdale, NY), 1972

Creators: Renato Sobotka (architect), Ala Damaz and Felix Augenfeld (interior design); 1 plan



Roll A45A.1-2 Petschek-Newman, Hans, Residence (52 Park Road, Scarsdale, NY), 1972

39 drawings (in 2 rolls)



Box 4 Folder 5 Chanticleer Press, Inc. (424 Madison Avenue, 9th Floor, New York City, NY), 1973

Additional creator: Anna "Anny" Augenfeld; 25 drawings; 3 documents



Drawer 73 Chanticleer Press, Inc. (424 Madison Avenue, 9th Floor, New York City, NY), 1973

9 drawings



Drawer 73 Steiner, P., Apartment (180 East End Avenue, Gracie Tower, #8B, New York City, NY), 1973

1 drawing [Located housed with 'Steiner, Mr. & Mrs. P, residence, (Bridgehampton, NY)']



Box 3 Folder 7 Norgine Office (420 Lexington Avenue, Rm 501, New York City, NY), 1976

4 pages of drawings



Box 4 Folder 6 Elmer, Peter, Apartment (303 West 66th Street, #10EE, New York City, NY), 1977

27 drawings; 3 documents



Box 4 Folder 7 Kennard, Ann, Apartment (1 Fifth Avenue, #12B, New York City, NY), 1978

7 drawings



Box 4 Folder 8 Steiner, Paul, Apartment (936 Fifth Avenue, #11A, New York City, NY), 1978

Additional creator: Ala Damaz; 66 drawings



Box 4 Folder 9 City Plan for Spilt, competition entry (Spilt, Croatia), c. 1928 (?)

Additional creator: Karl Hofmann; approximate date from Augenfeld's notes in retrospect; 12 photographs (of plans, renderings, and perspectives for entry)



Roll A45A.12b City Plan for Spilt, competition entry (Spilt, Croatia), c. 1928 (?)

Additional creator: Karl Hofmann; 2 drawings (perspectives) (in 1 roll)



Roll A45A.11b Wohnhausbau der gemeinde (stretches between Pragerstrasse and Koloniestrasse, Vienna)

Additional creators: Karl Hofmann, Hans Vetter; 10 drawings, 1 rendering (in 1 roll)



Box 4 Folder 10 Jeremias, G., Apartment (152 East 94th Street, E. Penthouse, New York City, NY)

1 drawing



Box 4 Folder 11 Teller Residence (Croton on Hudson, NY)

2 drawings (plan and perspective)



Drawer 73 Teller Residence (Croton on Hudson, NY)

1 drawing; 1 plan [Housed in 'Assorted' folder, originally in folder labelled "Kaufmann / Louisiana House (10 Children) / Mexico Project / Arnold Farm, Hollywood / Eisen-Hollywood / W. Teller, Croton"]



Drawer 73 Apartment, "Center flat," The Cedars (Highgate)

2 perspective drawings [Housed in 'Assorted' folder]



Drawer 75 Coppens, Mrs. M., Apartment (262 Central Park West, New York City, NY)

1 drawing



Drawer 73 Petschek Apartment, furniture (30 East 62nd Street, New York City, NY)

2 drawings; 1 perspective [Located in 'Buffets, Bar Cabinets, etc.' in 'Furniture Designs' folder]



Drawer 75 W & J Sloane, Proposal for show windows (Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY)

1 drawing



Drawer 73 Unknown (Havana, Cuba)

1 drawing [Housed in 'Assorted' folder; originally in folder labelled "Kaufmann / Louisiana House (10 Children) / Mexico Project / Arnold Farm, Hollywood / Eisen-Hollywood / W. Teller, Croton"]



Drawer 73 Unidentified, furniture, 'Buffets, Bar Cabinets, etc.'

5 drawings; 1 photograph [in 'Buffets, Bar Cabinets, etc.' in 'Furniture Designs' folder]



Drawer 73 Unidentified, furniture, 'Sofas and Easy Chairs'

1 drawing; 1 original folder for 'Sofas and Easy Chairs' [Located in ' Sofas & Easy Chairs' in 'Furniture Designs' folder]



Drawer 73 Unidentified, furniture, '"Tables" and "Plant Stands"'

3 drawings [Located in ' Tables or Plant Stands' in 'Furniture Designs' folder]



Drawer 73 Unidentified project, residence with enclosed garden (Hollywood, CA)

1 bird's eye view; 1 perspective through garden into house [Housed in 'Assorted' folder; originally in folder labelled "Kaufmann / Louisiana House (10 Children) / Mexico Project / Arnold Farm, Hollywood / Eisen-Hollywood / W. Teller, Croton"]



Drawer 73 Unidentified project, residence with enclosed garden (Hollywood, CA)

3 drawings (white on black; includes plan, exterior view, and a perspective) [Housed in 'Assorted folder; originally rolled with drawings of 'Teller Residence, (Croton on Hudson, NY)']



Drawer 73 Unidentified project, single-family residence, (warm climate)

1 exterior of home in landscape; 1 section through house (entryway, ramp, living room) [Housed in 'Assorted' folder, originally in folder labelled "Kaufmann / Louisiana House (10 Children) / Mexico Project / Arnold Farm, Hollywood / Eisen-Hollywood / W. Teller, Croton"]



Drawer 73 "51 Chairs" poster for Ward Bennet

1 document [Located in 'Buffets, Bar Cabinets, etc.' in 'Furniture Designs' folder; used as the original folder for 'Buffets, Bar Cabinets, etc.']



Drawer 73 Sketch, unidentified project

1 document [Located in 'Tables or Plant Stands' in 'Furniture Designs' folder; used as the original folder for 'Tables or Plant Stands']



Drawer 73 Unidentified, furniture designs

3 drawings [Located in 'Furniture Designs' folder]



Drawer 73 Original project folders

5 drawings [discarded blueprints with Augenfeld's notes, used as folders for other drawings]



Box 4 Folder 12 Miscellaneous works of Hofmann & Augenfeld, 1924-1938

29 photographs; 1 magazine clipping; 1 plan



Drawer 73 Miscellaneous works of Hofmann & Augenfeld, 1930-1938

4 drawings of various projects (Milan, Prague, possibly London and Vienna); 1 folder (original) captioned "Sketches and Perspectives of projects in Vienna, Competition Spilt, Prag, Milan, London (1930-1938)"



Box 4 Folder 13 Designed fixtures, lights and ceramic fireplaces (Vienna, Austria), 1920-1937

15 photographs



Box 4 Folder 14 Miscellaneous works of Augenfeld in America, 1940-1981

4 newspaper clippings; 9 drawings



Box 4 Folder 15 Custom designed furniture, 1940-1981

12 photographs, 3 newspaper clippings



Drawer 75 Bar Cabinet design

1 drawing



Drawer 73 American Chair Company, Furniture designs, 1944-1945; 1952-1954

283 drawings (sorted by date)



Drawer 73 Henredon Modern, Furniture Designs, 1949-1950

93 original drawings; 1 index sheet (reproduction and original drawings); 2 bound collections of drawings (reproductions); 2 drawings (reproductions); 1 folder



Box 4 Folder 16 "String Line Shelf"

additional creator: Anna de Carmel (Anna Augenfeld); 2 drawings for two apartments (Jack Bazer and Kolodny)



Box 4 Folder 17 "Expo-Net"

Hanging system based on brackets and expanded metal mesh; 1 brochure, with photographs



Drawer 73 "Hanging Gardens", 1953

originally stored with "Henredon Modern" materials; same design as "Expo-Net" repurposed for the garden; 1 bound collection of drawings (reproductions)



Drawer 73 Painted designs

2 panels (painted patterns on paper: "Perforations" and untitled [Originally in folder labelled "Kaufmann / Louisiana House (10 Children) / Mexico Project / Arnold Farm, Hollywood / Eisen-Hollywood / W. Teller, Croton"]

Series II: Professional Papers

Consists of documents, articles, and images that Augenfeld used as reference or inspiration, as well as scrapbooks that contain articles and clippings on his work, and his portfolios. This material reflects a more general view of his work or process, instead of the project-focused approach of Series I: Project Records. This series also includes a collection of original textiles (both hand painted and commercially printed) that were designed by Augenfeld for specific projects or for general retail. Some of these textiles can be found in project photos of the finished interiors.



Box 4 Folder 18 Work by assorted Viennese Architects (Vienna, Austria), 1910-1938

Primary creators: Adolf Loos, Otto Wagner, Cl. Holzmeister, Theiss & Jaksch, P. Bahrens, Josef Hoffmann, etc.; 21 photographs; 1 magazine clipping; 1 magazine (Moderne Bauformen)



Box 4 Folder 19 Work by assorted Viennese Architects and Designers (Vienna, Austria), 1920-1938

Primary creators: Sobotka, Strnad, Frank, Plischke, Victor Gruenbaum, Baumfeld, Lichtblau, etc.; 26 photographs; 1 brochure; 1 envelope



Box 4 Folder 20 Wartime demolition of Vienna Opera House & Projects for rebuilding Burgtheater

12 photographs, 1 envelope



Box 5 Folder 1-3 "Felix Augenfeld: Architect & Interior Designer" Portfolio (3 volumes)

3 volumes of photographs, with occasional newspaper clippings



Oversize 2 Folder 1-2 Scrapbook (vol. I & II), c. 1940-1951; c. 1951-1957

Assorted newspaper clippings and magazine articles



Oversize 1 Folder 3 "Innen-Dekoration" (Vienna, Austria), c. 1928-1931

Primary creators: Haus & Garten; multiple issues of the magazine



Box 5 Folder 4 Correspondence regarding Architectural League Exhibition, 1960 & 1961: Buttinger Library & Thonet Showroom (New York City, NY), 1960-1963

Correspondence between Augenfeld, Pokorny, Thonet Industries, and the Architectural League;



Box 5 Folder 5 "Domus" excerpts, 1956-1963

Excerpts and duplicates regarding Augenfeld's work from 6 issues of Domus



Drawer 73 La Triennale de Milano, "Diploma di Collaborazione", 1933

1 certificate



Above OSS Oversize box plus 2 tube boxes Textiles

Hand painted textiles and commercially printed versions of Augenfeld's designs. Some can be seen in the interior photographs within Augenfeld's "Project Records" above; 35 textiles (13 hand painted, 22 commercially printed) include 'Deep Sea', 'Pharmacy I', 'Pharmacy II', among others

Series III: Personal Papers

Consists of photographs, correspondence, writings, personal documents, and awards. Of particular interest is the correspondence regarding Freud's chair design, as well as a brief correspondence regarding Augenfeld's friendship with Richard Neutra. The largest part of this series consists of photographs, which are grouped with regard to original order and by subject.



Box 5 Folder 6 Immigration Documents (London, UK), 1938-1939

Additional creators: Muriel Morris Gardiner (Buttinger), The American Consulate; 29 documents (English and German), includes letters between Augenfeld and Gardiner, and a letter from Augenfeld to Richard Neutra



Box 5 Folder 7 Personal Records, 1971-1984

1 death certificate; 2 documents; 3 passports



Box 5 Folder 8 Architectural Registration (New York and Connecticut), 1942-1972

Additional creators: AIA, Richard Neutra, 16 documents, including correspondence, certificates, applications, and a curriculum vitae



Box 5 Folder 9 Awards, 1950, 1961

2 awards



Drawer 73 License to Practice (New York), 1941

1 license from the University of the State of New York



Box 5 Folder 10 Correspondence regarding Sigmund Freud, 1968-1984

71 documents; 1 photograph; 7 newspaper clippings regarding Augenfeld's design for Freud's chair, as well as the location and acquisition of a bronze bust of Freud by Paul Koenigsberger



Box 5 Folder 11 Correspondence regarding Richard Neutra, 1982

2 letters (with copies)



Box 5 Folder 12 Design: party invitation for Paul Falkenberg, 1983

14 documents; 1 folder



Box 5 Folder 13 Poetry, 1984?

37 documents



Box 6 Folder 1-2 Writings

2 notebooks; 1 short story (2 copies); 10 chapters (multiple versions regarding time spent in the army and as a prisoner of war); 1 binder; 7 letters



Box 6 Folder 3 Christmas Cards, 1945-1984

series of Christmas cards in album



Box 6 Folder 4 Felix Augenfeld, Portraits

63 photographs; 7 negatives



Oversize 1 Folder 4 Felix Augenfeld, Portrait

1 photograph



Box 6 Folder 5 Felix Augenfeld, childhood through World War I, c. 1893-1918

Served in Italy during WWI; 15 photographs



Box 6 Folder 6 Felix Augenfeld, alone

49 photographs; 3 negatives



Box 6 Folder 7 Felix Augenfeld & Jan Hird Pokorny, c. 1960/1961?

Accepting an award with photographs of the Buttinger Residence in the background; 3 photographs



Box 6 Folder 8 Felix Augenfeld, group photographs

Includes Anna Augenfeld; 86 photographs; 10 negatives



Box 7 Folder 1 Felix Augenfeld, Family

Felix Augenfeld's mother, Paula Augenfeld (née Bendiener) and his maternal grandfather, Gottlieb Bendiener; 26 photographs



Box 7 Folder 2 Anna "Anny" Augenfeld

61 photographs; 11 negatives [Known as Anna de Carmel in the design world]



Box 7 Folder 3 Muriel Morris Gardiner Buttinger

7 photographs; 9 negatives labeled "Wein, 1958" (Vienna, 1958)



Box 7 Folder 4 "Gelman", 1970

20 photographs; 1 envelope



Box 7 Folder 5 "Greta V.N."

4 photographs



Box 7 Folder 6 Jacques & Jacqueline Groag

Jacques (an architect) and Jacqueline (a textile designer), friends of the Augenfelds; 32 photographs; 6 negatives



Box 7 Folder 7 "Timmy and Tania", 1950

12 photographs



Box 7 Folder 8 Charles & Uli Lloyd Pack, and family

Ulrike "Uli" Lloyd Pack (née Pulay) married to actor Charles Lloyd Pack; 21 photographs



Box 7 Folder 9 "Walter & Nelley"

37 photographs



Box 7 Folder 10 Miscellaneous

Includes images of Bethold Viertel, Ossip Vadkine, Conrad Veidt, and Marianne K.; 21 photographs; 4 negatives; 3 Christmas cards



Box 7 Folder 11 Unidentified photographs

35 items



Box 7 Folder 12-14 Travels, Italy and Mexico

Assorted photos and negatives of Augenfeld's travels; 195 photographs; 49 negatives; 28 postcards



Oversize 1 Folder 5 Photograph with poem, 1956

1 photograph with poem, signed 'Sibyl'