Otto Prutscher (1880–1949), a student of Josef Hoffmann, was one of the most influential artistic personalities of the early 20th century. As an architect, his name remains inseparably linked to the housing complexes of Red Vienna. He also worked as a designer for Kohn, the manufacturers of bentwood furniture, and for the Wiener Werkstätte.
Prutscher left behind him an extensive collection of drawings for silver cutlery, tea and coffee services, candlesticks and other silverware accessories that are preserved in our archives. We are now producing some of the highlights of his design work, including his famous Pumpkin Service, dating from the 1930s.