Wiener Werkstätte 1903-1932: The Luxury of Beauty

Exhibition Website

Oct 26 2017 - Jan 29 2018

Neue Galerie

New York City, NY

A major retrospective exhibition devoted to the Wiener Werkstätte (Vienna Workshops), an artists’ and craftsmen's collective that existed in Vienna from 1903 until 1932. More than 200 objects have been selected for the presentation. 

This show surveys the entirety of the firm’s extensive output in a variety of media, including ceramics, drawings, fashion, furniture, glass, graphic design, jewelry, metalwork, textiles, and wallpaper. Special highlights of the show will include iconic examples of furniture by Josef Hoffmann and Koloman Moser, which will be complemented by rare and often unique works crafted in silver, gold, and semiprecious stones that convey the Wiener Werkstätte’s luxurious aesthetic.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website. 
Image: Josef Hoffmann (1870-1956) Centerpiece, 1924; Execution: Wiener Werkstätte, Brass. Minneapolis Institute of Art. The Modernism Collection, gift of Norwest Bank Minnesota

Whether or not you go, you can bring the exhibition into your home. The exhibition catalogue, Wiener Werkstätte, 1903-1932: The Luxury of Beautyfeatures the work of well-known Wiener Werkstätte members such as Josef Hoffmann, Koloman Moser, and Dagobert Peche along with lesser known designers such as Gudrun Baudisch, Carl Otto Czeschka, and Ugo Zovetti. It also includes in-depth essays that explore the Wiener Werkstätte’s long history and legacy.

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  • Various Media
  • European
  • 20th Century
  • Design
  • Josef Hoffmann
  • Koloman Moser
  • Dagobert Peche
  • Gudrun Baudisch
  • Carl Otto Czeschka
  • Berthold Löffler
  • Arnold Nechansky
  • Michael Powolny
  • and others

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