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Josef Hoffmann

J. & J. Kohn, Five Stools (Most By J. & J. Kohn) And One Shoe Stand, Austria, ca. 1905

Beech, Enameled and Stained Beech, Leather, Wicker, Brass
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Tallest: 32" x 14" sq.

Tallest: 32" x 14" sq.

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Josef Hoffmann
Austrian, 1870–1956
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Josef Hoffman’s oeuvre embodies the seismic aesthetic and philosophical shifts that defined avant-garde art and design at the turn of the 19th century. He was a founding member of the Vienna Secession, an organization of artists and designers who sought to breakaway from rigid historical precedents, and later, the Wiener Werkstätte, a workshop dedicated to the production of craftwork of everyday objects including ceramics, textiles, and furniture. Hoffman was integral to defining Western applied arts during this period. The Stoclet Palace (1905–11), Hoffman’s masterpiece, embodies the artistic tension of this era and reveals the architect’s prescience; the mansion’s decorative details recall the fluid stylization of Art Nouveau, while the stark exterior walls—sheets of white marble edged in gilded metal—anticipate the austere planes and strict geometry of the International Style.

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About the work
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Tallest: 32" x 14" sq.

Tallest: 32" x 14" sq.

Signature
Manufacturer marks/labels to four stools, label to shoe stand
Josef Hoffmann
Austrian, 1870–1956
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Josef Hoffman’s oeuvre embodies the seismic aesthetic and philosophical shifts that defined avant-garde art and design at the turn of the 19th century. He was a founding member of the Vienna Secession, an organization of artists and designers who sought to breakaway from rigid historical precedents, and later, the Wiener Werkstätte, a workshop dedicated to the production of craftwork of everyday objects including ceramics, textiles, and furniture. Hoffman was integral to defining Western applied arts during this period. The Stoclet Palace (1905–11), Hoffman’s masterpiece, embodies the artistic tension of this era and reveals the architect’s prescience; the mansion’s decorative details recall the fluid stylization of Art Nouveau, while the stark exterior walls—sheets of white marble edged in gilded metal—anticipate the austere planes and strict geometry of the International Style.

Josef Hoffmann

J. & J. Kohn, Five Stools (Most By J. & J. Kohn) And One Shoe Stand, Austria, ca. 1905

Beech, Enameled and Stained Beech, Leather, Wicker, Brass
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