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Wiener Werkstätte

Austrian

Born from the Vienna Secession art movement in Austria during the early 20th century, the Wiener Werkstätte helped to cement Art Nouveau style and culture in Viennese art. Wiener Werkstätte furniture included armchairs, cabinets and table lamps, with production extending to other crafts such as ceramics, jewelry and fashion. The Werkstätte also boasted a large graphic arts department, which created nearly 1,000 unique postcards during the organization’s run.

Austrian architect Josef Hoffmann, painter Koloman Moser and industrialist Fritz Waerndorfer established the collective in opposition to the dominant trends in Viennese art. The artistic community was then largely directed by the Association of Austrian Artists, which had firm control over the creation and distribution of Austrian art. The collective’s style pushed back against traditional artistic preferences, instead favoring clear, bold lines and often-exaggerated, vibrant colors.

Employing over 100 people, including several master craftsmen, the Werkstätte formed relationships and alliances with a number of firms and stores, which sold and commissioned new work from the workshop.

As the Wiener Werkstätte’s mission aligned with emerging British sensibilities regarding art, many British artists worked closely with the collective. Some major Austrian artists collaborated with the collective, without officially joining, such as painter Gustav Klimt

The Werkstätte’s artistic range was extensive and eclectic, with the organization producing a wide variety of furniture. In 1932, the global economic collapse forced it to shut down. With the outbreak of WWII soon to follow, the Wiener Werkstätte never reopened. Its legacy lived on, however, in the numerous artists and craftspeople who carried forward its commitment to progressive cultural and creative endeavors.

On 1stDibs, find antique Wiener Werkstätte lighting, seating and storage pieces.

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$3,871
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Josef Hoffmann for the Wiener Werkstätte Jugendstil Wall Lamp, Re-Edition
By Wiener Werkstätte, Josef Hoffmann, Woka Lamps
Located in Vienna, AT
A design for the Purkersdorf Sanatorium near Vienna. Originally manufactured at the Wiener Werkstaette, now manufactured at the WOKA workshop in Vienna. All components according to ...
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2010s Austrian Jugendstil Wiener Werkstätte

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Brass

Original Josef Hoffmann and Wiener Werkstätte Chair Early 20th Century 1903
By Josef Hoffmann, Woka Lamps, Wiener Werkstätte
Located in Vienna, AT
A very rare chair from the early stages of the Wiener Werkstätte. Variations were displayed at the Neustiftgasse showrooms of the Werkstatte and were also placed at the Brauner Mansi...
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Early 1900s Austrian Jugendstil Antique Wiener Werkstätte

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Fabric, Beech

Koloman Moser Chanukiah, 1904 Jugendstil, Wiener Werkstaette Style, Re-edtion
By Wiener Werkstätte, Woka Lamps, Koloman Moser
Located in Vienna, AT
Koloman Moser designed this Chanukkia for Hermann Wittgenstein 1904, other images show the interior for Hermann Wittgenstein as well as a documentation of Deutsche Kunst und Dekorati...
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2010s Austrian Jugendstil Wiener Werkstätte

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Brass

Josef Hoffmann and the Wiener Werkstaette Fabric Department Pendant, Re-Edition
By Woka Lamps, Wiener Werkstätte, Josef Hoffmann
Located in Vienna, AT
A simple but sensational fixture, designed by Josef Hoffmann, for the fabric department of the Wiener Werkstaette on Kaerntnerstrasse in Vienna. Styl...
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2010s Austrian Jugendstil Wiener Werkstätte

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Silk

Josef Hoffmann&Wiener Werkstätte "Graben Cafe Pur" 55 Pendant Re Edition
By Wiener Werkstätte, Josef Hoffmann, Woka Lamps
Located in Vienna, AT
Total drop custom made - different colours and sizes available Most components according to the UL regulations, with an additional charge we will UL-list and label our fixtures.  
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2010s Austrian Jugendstil Wiener Werkstätte

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Brass

Wiener Werkstaette Arts And Crafts, Beaded Bag, by Maria Likarz-Strauss, c 1919
By Wiener Werkstätte, Maria Likarz
Located in Vienna, AT
Exceptional, rare pouch bag with abstract bead embroidery in bright orange, beige, dark brown and white, crocheted at the upper edge, cords as drawstrings with olive-shaped wooden be...
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1910s Austrian Art Deco Vintage Wiener Werkstätte

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Animal Skin, Goatskin, Silk, Beads

Josef Hoffmann Wiener Werkstaette Jugendstil Ceiling Lamp / Flush Pende, Re Edit
By Wiener Werkstätte, Josef Hoffmann, Woka Lamps
Located in Vienna, AT
Hanging- lamp from the showrooms of the Wiener Werkstaette used by Hoffmann in several variations. Hammered originally. Works-number M115, pattern-book of the Wiener Werkstaette: WWM...
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2010s Austrian Jugendstil Wiener Werkstätte

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Crystal, Brass

Josef Hoffmann Jugendstil Single Light Pendant for Wiener Werkstätte, Re-Edition
By Wiener Werkstätte, Josef Hoffmann, Woka Lamps
Located in Vienna, AT
Hanging- lamp from the showrooms of the Wiener Werkstätte used by Hoffmann in several variations. Hammered originally. Works-number M115, pattern-book of the Wiener Werkstaette: WWMB...
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2010s Austrian Jugendstil Wiener Werkstätte

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Crystal, Brass

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Wiener Werkstätte furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Wiener Werkstätte furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Wiener Werkstätte furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 59 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 120 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Wiener Werkstätte were created in the Art Nouveau style in europe during the 21st century and contemporary. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Koloman Moser, Josef Hoffmann, and Dagobert Peche. Prices for Wiener Werkstätte furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $612 and can go as high as $149,030, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $4,872.

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