Sleeping and dressing room of a lady. Interior design 1916.

Sleeping and dressing room. Vienna Workshop. Josef Hoffmann. Austrian architect and designer. Vienna Secession.

Sleeping and dressing room of a lady 1916.

Sleeping and dressing room of a lady 1916. Designed by Professor Josef Hoffmann, Vienna. Vienna Workshop.

Josef Franz Maria Hoffmann (1870-1956) Austrian architect and designer. Together with Joseph Maria Olbrich, he founded the Vienna Secession in 1897. Founding member and one of the main representatives of the Wiener Werkstätte in 1903. In 1907, Hoffmann was co-founder of the German and Austrian Werkbund.

Note:  Cape and dress by M. Gerstel. Drawing by Lene Schneider-Kainer.

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