december, 2015

15decAll DayJosef HoffmannBirthday

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Birthday: 15.12.1870

Birthplace: Pirnitz, Austria/Czech Republic
Date of death: 07.05.1956
Place of death: Vienna, Austria

Nowadays we think of Joes Hoffmann as an architectural pioneer and one of the founders of the Austrian Modern. However, this was not always the case. Nobody cared for Hoffmann’s work in the 1960’s. His most significant building, the sanatorium in Purkersdorf, deteriorated slowly. The interior, which he had designed, too, was thrown away. It was only until art collector John Sailer searched for the Kubus-Fauteuil chair that the public interest in the architect and designer increased. Sailer sold his furniture to art museums worldwide. Hoffmann became an icon posthumously.

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