Hoffmann, Josef

Austrian architect

He was a student of the Wagner school of architecture from 1892 to 1895. Then he worked for Wagner for a while. He created the Wiener Werkstätte (Vienna workshop) in 1903. This workshop gathered lots of craftsmen and artist designers. Hoffmann designed his buildings as a whole and used the Wiener Werkstätte for making the furniture, the wall paper, the spoons,...

Hoffmann's style was extremely geometrical and used black and white to underline its shapes. After the WW1, he turned himself progressively to a monumental classicism revival style that looks like the third Reich architecture.

Main buildings


Stoclet Palace : rear façade
Stoclet Palace in Bruxelles

Furniture and objects

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