In 1962, the Viennese brothers Hans and Georg Bundy were named world-class hairdressers. Hair salon furniture and interiors from the 1960s onwards are now auctioned at the Dorotheum in Vienna, albeit exclusively online.
All the furnishings in the salons, which were constantly being rebuilt, have been preserved. Part of Austrian history has been compiled in this way. Console with wall mirror (€1,000 – €1,500), dressing table with chair and arm mirror (1500 – €2,200) and a set of four armchairs (1500 – €2,200) will be auctioned off. The gleaming 1963 steel wire furniture comes from the salon on Rotenturmstrasse that the brothers run with their mother, Anne Marie.
Bakalowits “Miracle” light bodies are also available from the Bundy & Bundy personal collection. Dorotheum design auction is ONLINE ONLY. Objects can now be viewed in the Dorotheum Palace in Dorotheergasse. The auction will take place on October 6.
Locations in several federal states
The Bundy Bundy is a Viennese hairdressing dynasty that claims to date back to 1862. The first Bundy salon opened in 1919. The 1960s became the “Bundy Decade”. Hans and Georg became world champions and served all over the world as “Austrian-style ambassadors”. Last January, Bundy Bundy filed for bankruptcy for the “Bundy Bundy Style In” series. Among other things, high rents and, last but not least, the effects of the pandemic were to blame.
According to its own information, the company operates ten Style Inn locations, eight of which are in Vienna, one in Eisenstadt and one in Heide (Upper Austria). There – as well as at the Service GmbH – a total of 144 people work. Two branches operated as franchise locations in Oberwart and Seeersberg were not affected. Thus, the 62 jobs at Exklusiv GmbH and its three Vienna locations will remain unchanged. Brothers Hans and Georg Bundy run the company to this day.
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