SILVER BOWL

SILVER BOWL

Designer

Josef Hoffmann

Manufacturer

Wiener Silber Manufactur

Circa

1930

Description

Josef Hoffmann designed this smooth, well-proportioned bowl in 1902, inspired by the purism of traditional Japanese tableware. Its balance and timeless simplicity still conform with contemporary aesthetics. The bowl is available in various sizes.

About Wiener Silber Manufactur:
In 1882 Alexander Sturm, a trained gold- and silversmith, founded what is today Wiener Silber Manufactur in Vienna. By the turn of the century, the silversmiths created objects for the intellectual elite that favored the simple lines of the Wiener Werkstatte.

After the Second World War, the manufacturer became involved with avant-garde again and partnerships with luminary designers and architects lasted until it closed its doors in 1982. It was the vision of an innovative tradition of service that inspired Georg Stradiot to found the Vienna Silver Manufacture in 2008. Today the company revives masterpieces from their collection of 11,000 drawings dating to 1882, as well as paves new roads in the production of silver with artists such as Erwin Wurm and Zaha Hadid.

Wiener Silber Manufactur uses a special alloy that contains 94% by mass of silver. Sterling silver, by comparison, only contains 92.5% of silver.

Materials

940 Solid Silver

Dimensions

Ø 3.9 x H 0.9 in | Ø 10 x H 2.3 cm
Ø 5.5 x H 1.3 in | Ø 14 x H 3.3 cm
Ø 7.0 x H 1.9 in | Ø 18 x H 4.8 cm
Ø 7.4 x H 1.9 in | Ø 18.5 x H 4.8 cm
Ø 8.6 x H 1.9 in | Ø 22 x H 4.8 cm

Lead Time

Upon Request

Price

Ø 3.9 x H 0.9 in | $1,570
Ø 5.5 x H 1.3 in | $2,225
Ø 7.0 x H 1.9 in | $2,850
Ø 7.4 x H 1.9 in | $2,950
Ø 8.6 x H 1.9 in | $3,725

SILVER BOWL
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

RING VASE | J. HOFFMANN RING VASE | J. HOFFMANN  TREPPENSCHLIFF | J. HOFFMANN TREPPENSCHLIFF | J. HOFFMANN  SPICE BOWL SPICE BOWL  SILVER TRAY WITH LAPIS LAZULI SILVER TRAY WITH LAPIS LAZULI  SILVER JUG SILVER JUG  SILVER BOWL SILVER BOWL  SERIE B | J. HOFFMANN SERIE B | J. HOFFMANN  PRISMENSCHLIFF | J. HOFFMANN PRISMENSCHLIFF | J. HOFFMANN  PATRICIAN | J. HOFFMANN PATRICIAN | J. HOFFMANN  MONKEY FRIEZE | J. HOFFMANN MONKEY FRIEZE | J. HOFFMANN  GOBLETS | J. HOFFMANN GOBLETS | J. HOFFMANN  JOSEF HOFFMANN 1902 JOSEF HOFFMANN 1902 

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