With more than 800 objects, this show at the MAK (Museum of Applied Arts) in Vienna (14 December–19 June 2022) is the largest survey of the architect and designer Josef Hoffmann’s work to date. Hoping to offer a fuller picture of his wide-ranging oeuvre it retraces his years with the Vienna Secession, the Wiener Werkstätte and the Werkbund (all of which he co-founded). Hoffmann was a pioneer of the ideal of the gesamtkunstwerk, and the exhibition assesses his lasting influence on 20th-century design. Highlights include a reconstruction of the Boudoir d’une grande vedette (1937), made originally for the Paris World’s Fair, and never-before-seen designs from various company archives. Find out more from the MAK’s website.
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