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Josef Hoffmann Bowls and Baskets

Austrian, 1870-1956

The Austrian architect Josef Hoffmann was a central figure in the evolution of modern design, and a leader in an aesthetic movement born in Europe in the late 19th century that rejected florid, extravagant ornamentation in favor of a new emphasis on simplicity of line.

As a founder of the Vienna Secession — a union of artists and designers determined to upend Austria’s artistic conservatism — and later, a founder of the turn-of-the-century Wiener Werkstätte (in English: the Viennese Workshops), a design cooperative that produced superbly crafted furniture and housewares, Hoffmann was a pioneering practitioner of what would become a fundamental principle of modernism: that good design is a way of life.

Hoffmann came of age amidst a shift in the culture of the applied arts, as a conservative order that looked only to the past for inspiration was pushed aside. But what, exactly, would replace that order was in question — and Hoffmann’s career embodies the developing patterns of design’s new spirit. His architectural work reflects his time as a student of the Vienna architect Otto Wagner, who disdained excessive decoration and employed new materials such as steel girders and reinforced concrete to create buildings with airy, open interiors full of light.

As a designer of furniture and interiors, Hoffmann was consistently open-minded about the aesthetics he explored. He was an early adherent of the flowing, organic forms of the Art Nouveau design movement that began to flourish in the late 1880s — but by the opening of the Wiener Werkstätte in 1903, Hoffmann’s designs embraced the beauty of geometry in pieces that feature grids and angular forms.

Hoffmann’s greatest works reflect his ability to combine seemingly conflicting design visions into coherent wholes. His architectural masterpiece, the Stoclet Palace in Brussels, has an exterior that groups together simple geometric forms and spacious interiors marked by subtly naturalistic design details that lend rooms an air of charm and geniality.

Hoffmann’s signature furniture design is an adjustable lounge chair — the Sitzmaschine (1905) — that marries a curving frame with square and rectangular back- and side rests. This piece, like so many others by Hoffmann, reflects a groundbreaking, forward-thinking appreciation for the union of different looks and sources that marks the best of interior design in our own day. Moreover, items offered on 1stDibs — which range from enameled silver jewelry, to silver flower vase baskets and other decorative objects, to sofas, lighting pendants and sconces — testify to the astonishing breadth of Hoffman’s creative pursuits. He was truly a giant of design.

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Creator: Josef Hoffmann
Josef Hoffmann & Wiener Werkstätte Silver Bowl, Jugendstil, 1920
By Josef Hoffmann, Woka Lamps
Located in Vienna, AT
Solid silver, chased and hammered, excellent craftsmanship, signes of age and use, marked twice with 0900, weight 164,3g, originally manufactured at the historical Wiener Werkstätte,...
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1920s Austrian Jugendstil Vintage Josef Hoffmann Bowls and Baskets

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Silver

Josef Hoffmann Black Fruit Bowl Centerpiece for Bieffeplast
By Josef Hoffmann, Bieffeplast
Located in Chicago, IL
Josef Hoffmann (1870-1956) black fruit bowl / centerpiece / catchall for Bieffeplast, Italy circa 1980s. Modern Wiener Werkstätte design by Josef Hoffmann with perforated grid struc...
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Josef Hoffmann Bowls and Baskets

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Josef Hoffmann/Vally Wieselthier/Wiener Werkstaette a Glass Centrepiece, 1917
By Vally Wieselthier, Wiener Werkstätte, Josef Hoffmann
Located in Skanninge, SE
An amazing vase with Reclining Female Figures. Designed, circa 1917, executed by Johann Oertel & Co, Haida for the Wiener Werkstätte. Hoffmann, Josef (Austrian, 1870-1956), Desi...
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1910s Austrian Jugendstil Vintage Josef Hoffmann Bowls and Baskets

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Enamel

Josef Hoffmann for Wiener Werkstatte Vienna circa 1920 Silver Dish, Pair
By Josef Hoffmann
Located in Oakland, CA
Josef Hoffmann for Wiener Werkstatte Vienna circa 1920 silver dish pair. A quality pair of dishes or bowls hand chased, made of silver and hallmarked on the side top. Manufacture: ‘W...
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Silver

Josef Hoffmann for Wiener Werkstatte Brass Basket, circa 1920
By Wiener Werkstätte, Josef Hoffmann
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A Josef Hoffmann brass, hand-hammered handled basket, made by the Wiener Werkstatte, circa 1920. The hammered fluted basket is of rounded open shape with variously sized flutes aroun...
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1920s Austrian Art Nouveau Vintage Josef Hoffmann Bowls and Baskets

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Josef Hoffmann Bowl, Wiener Werkstatte, circa 1915 - 1920
By Moser Glassworks, Wiener Werkstätte, Josef Hoffmann
Located in New York, NY
Josef Hoffmann cut and ground clear crystal bowl / vase made by Ludwig Moser & Söhne, Karlsbad for Wiener Werkstätte circa 1915 - 1920. Stamp signature to underside: [MOSER KARLSBA...
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20th Century Austrian Josef Hoffmann Bowls and Baskets

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Midcentury Josef Hoffmann Accessory for Bieffeplast
By Josef Hoffmann, Bieffeplast
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Josef Hoffmann bowls and baskets for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs has Josef Hoffmann bowls and baskets available for sale. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Josef Hoffmann bowls and baskets there are many options to choose from, although beige editions of this piece are particularly popular. We stock 8 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many original bowls and baskets by Josef Hoffmann were created in Europe during the 20th century in Art Nouveau style. Many customers also consider bowls and baskets by and e. Prices for Josef Hoffmann bowls and baskets can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at $450 and tops out at $29,769, while pieces like these can sell for $3,927 on average.

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