In the 19th century, a new chapter in the economic history of Central Europe opened up: the "Gr├╝nderzeit". The bourgeoisie assumed the cultural leadership and classical liberalism was experiencing its golden age. Many cities were growing steadily; architecture was facing new aesthetic challenges. As a result, the Vienna Glacis, a former free defence field, was sucked into the urban expansion. The city's fortification walls were demolished, the Ringstrasse and the Franz-Josef-Kai came in their place. Magnificent buildings arose in abundance across the capital and royal seat of Emperor Franz Joseph. Attractive villas and palaces for a rich upper class. This fostered a spacious style of living in a prestigious ambiance.

Visible luxury as an expression of individual self-understanding. The concept of valuable interior design incorporated walls, ceilings, floors, doors, windows, lighting, textiles and wall decorations. Everything radiated unique joie de vivre and elegance. High society reigned with high spirits in the salons. This superb essence returns to Kolingasse 19. An inspiring piece of Vienna in the very best tradition enjoying enduring worthiness. Desirable since 1872 and into the future.