Designer Koloman Moser Austrian
Designer Josef Hoffmann Austrian

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Koloman Moser and Josef Hoffmann founded the Wiener Werkstätte in 1903 to produce well-designed, often handmade products for everyday use. This early chair reads as a manifesto for the Viennese workshop. The reduction of form to the pure geometries of the cube, square, and triangle gestures toward simplifying production while allowing for visual interest in the workmanship of the caning and the patterning between black and white, solid and void. This approach impacted Sottsass, who engaged similar strategies.

Armchair, Koloman Moser (Austrian, Vienna 1868–1918 Vienna), Wood, cane

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