Josef Hoffmann

Austrian architect and product designer (1870-1956)

Josef Hoffmann (December 15, 1870, Pirnitz (Brtnice), Moravia (today the Czech Republic) – May 7, 1956, Vienna, Austria) was an Austrian architect, designer of consumer goods and founding member of the Vienna Secession.

Hoffmann in 1902


  • Our aim is to create an island of tranquility in our own country which, amid the joyful hum of arts and crafts, would be welcome to anyone who professes faith in Ruskin and Morris.
    • Declaration in work programme of Wiener Werkstätte (Vienna Workshop, 1903)
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