Josef Hoffmann: 6 works

A slideshow of artworks auto-selected from multiple collections

By Google Arts & Culture

Draft for a Samovar (1903) by Josef HoffmannMAK – Museum of Applied Arts

'The MAK is in possession of the entire archives of the Wiener Werkstätte (WW), founded in 1903 by Josef Hoffmann and Koloman Moser together with the financier Fritz Waerndorfer.'

Side Chair, model no. 322 for the Sanatorium Westend in Purkersdorf (1904) by Josef HoffmannMAK – Museum of Applied Arts

'For the dining room and the adjoining glazed veranda of the Sanatorium Westend in Purkersdorf (Lower Austria) Josef Hoffmann designed tables, armchairs, and side chairs, which were executed by the bentwood manufacturers J. & J. Kohn. They correspond to Hoffmann's conviction about the unity of form and function.'

Adjustable armchair - Sitzmaschine (1905) by Josef HoffmannOlomouc Museum of Art

'The Viennese geometrical Jugendstil in furniture design was personified by the adjustable armchair Sitzmaschine (a machina for sitting), designed in 1905 by Josef Hoffmann, originally for the Westend Sanatorium in Purkersdorf near Vienna, and which in 1906 was manufactured as bent-wood furniture by J. & J. Kohn Company, under the catalogue number 669.'

Vase with Latticework and Glass Inset (1906) by Josef HoffmannLeopold Museum

'As a co founder of the Wiener Werkstätte, he and the young company mandated "close contact between the public, designers and craftspeople" as well as the creation of "good and simple household articles."'

Women’s Dress for a Masked Ball (ca. 1910) by Josef HoffmannMAK – Museum of Applied Arts

'The design of this dress is accredited to Josef Hoffmann, co-founder of the Wiener Werkstätte.'

Vase (before 1914) by Josef HoffmannMAK – Museum of Applied Arts

'Josef Hoffmann's vase for the glass manufactory Loetz readopts the Biedermeier decoration technique of Cameo glass.'

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