Josef Hoffmann
Austrian, 1870 - 1956
Wiener Werkstätte, manufacturer (Vienna)
Table, 1903-1904

H. 30 x W. 24-3/4 x D. 24-3/4 in.

Josef Hoffmann designed this table for the Vienna home of Broncia and Hugo Koller shortly after organizing the Wiener Werkstätte in 1903. Hoffmann and Koloman Moser (1868–1918) collaborated on the home’s interior design, and Mrs. Koller was a frequent shopper at the Wiener Werkstätte. The reductive geometric lines, varying thicknesses of wood, and tapering elements represent the beginning of twentieth-century modernist furniture form.