The architect and designer Josef Hoffmann (1870 - 1956) influenced an entire era with his particularly independent designs. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna under Carl von Hasenauer and Otto Wagner. Early on he developed a strict style characterized by straight lines. In 1897 he became a member of the Vienna Secession, and two years later - at the age of only 29 - he was appointed professor at the Vienna School of Applied Arts. In 1903, together with Kolo Moser, he founded the Wiener Werkstätten, whose goal was to create a Gesamtkunstwerk. Their first major commission was the construction of the Purkersdorf Sanatorium in 1904, and the idea of the Gesamtkunstwerk was realized in 1905 with the Palais Stoclet in Brussels. Within the framework of this idea Josef Hoffmann worked in all areas of the arts and crafts and produced metalwork, jewelry, leather, glass, textiles, ceramics, floor coverings and - furniture. Josef Hoffmann's numerous furniture designs are considered classics. With their clear design and timeless simplicity, they have lost none of their validity to this day. In 1913 Josef Hoffmann designed a villa for the Gallia family and created an upholstered furniture group to go with it. Fauteuil, two-seater bench.
|Villa Gallia Armchair||W 79 x D 71 x H 77 (seat height 42 cm)|
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