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Santa Sofia

A work made of silk and cotton, plain weave; block printed.

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  • A work made of silk and cotton, plain weave; block printed.

Date:

1910/12

Artist:

Designed by Josef Hoffmann (Austrian, 1870–1956)
Produced by the Wiener Werkstätte (Vienna, 1903–1932)
Austria, Vienna

About this artwork

Josef Hoffmann, artistic director of the Wiener Werkstätte from its inception in 1903 until 1931 (it closed for good in 1932), was a talented and prolific artist. Trained as an architect under Otto Wagner, Hoffmann established a design practice that grew to include furniture, utensils and household objects, jewelry, book bindings, posters, textiles, and wallpaper. His earlier work, exemplified by the iconic pattern of this fabric, reflects a structural or architectural view of pattern in which geometric forms are arranged to form a grid.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Artists

Josef Hoffmann (Designer) , Wiener Werkstätte (Producer)

Title

Santa Sofia, Santa Sofia (Panel) (Dress or Furnishing Fabric)

Places

Vienna (Object made in), Austria (Object made in)

Date

Made 1910-1912

Medium

Silk and cotton, plain weave; block printed

Dimensions

135.7 × 114.6 cm (53 3/8 × 45 1/8 in.) Repeat: 37.4 × 24.1 cm (14 3/4 × 9 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Robert Allerton

Reference Number

1924.217

Extended information about this artwork

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