SERIE B | J. HOFFMANN

SERIE B | J. HOFFMANN

Designer

Josef Hoffmann

Manufacturer

Lobmeyr

Circa

1912

Description

Josef Hoffmann created the shapes of the Serie glass set for Lobmeyr’s second-generation Stefan Rath in 1912.

In 1914, Lobmeyr and Hoffmann edited the frosted glass set with black enamel bronzite decoration for the first time. While created in partnership with Lobmeyr, Josef Hoffmann’s set was originally distributed through his Wiener Werkstätte shops before he handed it over to Lobmeyr as part of its catalog.

The set belongs to significant institutional collections around the world including that of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, and the MAK museum in Vienna among others. An iconic design of the early 20th Century, Hoffmann’s Series has been widely published and included in museum exhibitions across the globe.

Materials

Mouth blown Frosted Crystal with hand painted decor

Lead Time

Upon Request

Price

SERIE B | J. HOFFMANN
Josef Hoffmann

Josef Hoffmann

Josef Hoffmann (b. Austria, 1870) has an oeuvre that embodies the seismic aesthetic and philosophical shifts defining avant-garde art and design at the turn of the 20th century. He was a founding member of the Vienna Secession and the Wiener Werkstätte, both organizations of artists and designers who sought to breakaway from rigid historical precedents.

A workshop dedicated to the production of craftwork of everyday objects including ceramics, textiles, and furniture, the Wiener Werkstätte pioneered Early Modernism. Hoffmann was integral to defining Western applied arts during this period. The Stoclet Palace (1905–11), Hoffmann’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.
 
Though Josef Hoffmann died in 1956 his designs still make up the beginning of many institutions' Modern Design collections. They are still highly coveted works of fluid design and innovative ornamentation.

Josef Hoffmann COLLECTION

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