Josef Hoffmann

Josef Hoffmann

Piano designed by Josef Hoffmann, 1909

Josef Hoffmann, one of the most important Austrian architects, created one of the major works of the cubistic-geometric phase of the Viennese Art Nouveau – the Purkersdorf Sanatorium.

Model Josef Hoffmann

Model Josef Hoffmann

Designed for the Purkersdorf Sanatorium

The Purkersdorf Sanatorium is a building that “was just as trail blazing for the year 1904 in its clarity of disposition, logical consistency of the formal composition and above all in the absolute simplicity of its cubistic forms as was Frank Lloyd Wright’s Larkin Building in Buffalo, the Scotland Street School in Glasgow by Mackintosh and Otto Wagner’s Postsparkassenamt”.
Josef Hoffman also designed the furnishings of the Purkersdorf Sanatorium, these individual pieces are among the most important furniture designs of the period.

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