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Josef Hoffmann (1870 -1956)

Related: Vienna Secession - Palais Stoclet - architecture - Modernism - Cubism

Kubus chair (1910) - Josef Hoffman

Untitled cubist sculpture (1902) - Josef Hoffmann

Biography

Josef Hoffmann (December 15, 1870 BrtniceóMay 7, 1956 Vienna) was an Austrian architect and designer of consumer goods. He studied with Otto Wagner. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josef_Hoffmann [Feb 2006]

Kubus chair (1910) - Josef Hoffman

Designed in 1910 for a Buenos Aires exhibition, the style exemplifies Hoffman's use of geometric forms.

This series of chairs clearly shows Hoffmann's passion for geometrical forms. He was therefore nicknamed 'Quadratl Hoffmann'.

See also: influential to Art Deco - straight - cubism - Vienna Secession - 1910

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