His ideal was the Gesamtkunstwerk, or 'total work of art': Josef Hoffmann (1870–1956) united art, architecture, craftsmanship and design. In 1903, together with his like-minded colleague Kolo Moser, he founded the Wiener Werkstätte. They designed the Sanatorium in Purkersdorf and Stoclet House in Brussels, two masterpieces of Vienna Modern.
Our archives preserve important drawings by Josef Hoffmann. Products made according to his designs are today among the most popular in our range, for example the pioneering pattern No. 135.
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Photo: Wien Museum