Josef Hoffmann
(1870 - 1956)

Josef HoffmannJosef Hoffmann was an Austrian architect and designer of consumer goods. With the Secession, Hoffmann developed strong connections with other artists. He designed many products for the Wiener Werkst├Ątte and some of Hoffmann's domestic designs can still be found in production today.

  • ...we should avoid love of show in everything and constantly strive for better material and more perfect execution, since our own life, inasmuch as it is to be taken seriously, acquires its dignity through simplicity, honesty and uprightness...

  • I believe that a house would present itself as an integrated whole and that its exterior should also contain clues to its interior.