Flower vase by Josef Hoffmann

Josef Hoffmann was the most important designer behind the foundation of the Wiener Werkstatte where this piece was made.

Details

Medium:
Electroplate & glass
Dimensions:
11.8 x 3.7 x 3.7 cm
Art Fund grant:
£850 ( Total: £2,500)
Acquired in:
2003
Vendor:
FCR Gallery

His designs for metalwork earned him the nickname 'quadratl' Hoffmann and a place as a pioneer of geometrical Modernist design. This piece is one of the most uncompromising of Hoffmann's proto-modernist grid designs.

Provenance

Secession Gallery; private collection; FCR Gallery.

Venue details

Walker Art Gallery William Brown Street, LIVERPOOL Merseyside L3 8EL 0151 478 4199 www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker

Entry details

Free to all

Daily, 10am – 5pm

Closed 25 – 26 Dec and 1 Jan

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