The living/dining room that Riemerschmid designed for the Mayer home retains traces of the characteristic curves associated with Art Nouveau, which was known as Jugendstil in Germany. Nonetheless, the room has more in common with the principles espoused at the time by English Arts and Crafts designers. His chairs, in particular, suggest the solid straightforward construction of medieval furniture.
R. Craig Miller. Modern Design in The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1890–1990. New York, 1990, pp. 64–65, ill. (color).