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Josef Hoffmann

Josef Hoffmann
Pirnitz, 1870 - Vienna, 1956

Josef Hoffmann was one of the co-founders of the \"Vienna Secession\" in 1897, and of the \"Wiener Werkstatte\" in 1903. Hoffmann’s work featuring the rationalism of Wagner combined with a geometric and linear decorative style, influenced by the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The designs of Hoffmann for the Werkstatte thereby featuring extreme individualism and the greatest professionalism with a particular feel for the natural essence of the materials used and their functional qualities; which characterized all his output.