Hoffmann and Otto Wagner founded the Wiener Werkstätte in 1903. Following the principles of the Wiener Werkstätte, the objects designed by Hoffmann have simple functional forms like this complete silverplate flatware place setting. Also following the Wiener Werkstätte concept, he used geometric form as decoration.
Artist Josef Hoffmann, Austrian, 1870-1956
  • Flatware Set
Date ca. 1906
Medium silverplate
Dimensions various
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Benson and Edith Ford Fund and Mr. and Mrs. Alvan Macauley, Jr. Fund
Accession Number V2016.17
Department European Modern Art to 1950
Not On View
Adolphe & Suzanne Stoclet, Palais Stoclet, Brussels, Belgium;
their granddaughter Nele Haas-Stoclet, Brussels, Belgium, by descent;
Donald Morris Gallery, Inc (dealer), Birmingham, MI;

W. Neuwirth, Josef Hoffmann. Bestecke für die Wiener Werkstätte (Vienna 1982), p 73.

D. Taragin, "From Vienna to the Studio Craft Movement," Apollo 124, no. 298 (December 1986), pp. 83-84, no. 7; p. 84, fig. 7 (ill)