Speaker: The previous Chancellor’s room was redesigned by Oswald Haerdtl after World War II. As it was fashionable at that time, the walls were panelled with dark wood. The coat of arms of Austria and the coats of arms of the federal provinces were presented as inlays on the wall behind the desk. Federal eagles can be found in the mirror frame and the crystal prisms of the chandeliers.
Since 2007 this room has been named after Bruno Kreisky, Austria’s longest-serving federal chancellor. Purportedly, he was not too fond of the dark office, calling it a "cigar box".
Since 2000 it has not been used as the chancellor’s office but as a room for informal meetings.