When by the end of the 19th century the Austro-Hungarian Empire’s economic
development and urbanization unfolded, following the British example, the middle class elite’s
aspirations rose and it became possible for them to show their modern lifestyles in high quality
The Hungarian and Austrian furniture designers - mostly architects and
artists - in conjunction with the secession movements spreading in Europe, created interiors and
integrated furniture suites according to the function of a typical living space such as the
dining room, the genteel-working room, lobby, etc.
If someone had bought until than only a series of chairs and than purchased
separately the table, perhaps even from a different carpenter, from that time on you could buy
the entire dining room: furniture, chairs, table, big cupboard for dishes, small cupboard for
glasses and porcelain display case in a whole set. The House of Hungarian Art Nouveau, in between
other things shows a similar, contemporary dining room.