About this artwork
Josef Hoffmann, artistic director of the Wiener Werkstätte from its inception in 1903 until 1931 (itclosed 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.
Currently Off View
- Josef Hoffmann
- Santa Sofia
- Silk and cotton, plain weave; block printed
- 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.)
- Gift of Robert Allerton