Basket vase with glass liner

Josef HOFFMANN: designer
VIENNA WIENER WERKSTATTE: maker

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About the work


Josef Hoffmann was an important Viennese architect and designer who promoted the English Arts and Crafts principle that art should be integrated into all aspects of life, and that the very best of design, workmanship and materials should be available to the mass market. His early designs reflected the naturalism of Art Nouveau promoted by the Vienna Secession, but he argued with the other members of the group over design principles, and left to found the Wiener Werkst├Ątte in 1903. Hoffmann pioneered the use of abstract and highly simplified geometric designs and the restrained rectangular form of this flower vase together with the use of a grid as the only form of decoration is a typical example of his approach.
Title
Basket vase with glass liner
Artist/Maker and role
Josef HOFFMANN: designer
VIENNA WIENER WERKSTATTE: maker
Date
c 1903-c 1905
Medium
sterling silver and glass
Measurements
24.2cm
Credit line
Purchased 1982
The State Art Collection, The Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession number
1982/0M39.A-B

This is one of the metalworks in our collection.



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