Sugar bowl, Josef Hoffmann, Wiener Werkstätte, 1910
Bib.: Gabriele Fahr-Becker, Wiener Werkstätte 1903-1932, Taschen, 1994, p.161_x000D_Museum für Angewandte Kunst Wien (Museum of Applied Arts Vienna) Online Collection: “WW Fotoarchiv”, original photograph, inventory number: WWKA 875-1_x000D_“Zuckerdose No 18”
Josef Hoffmann, co-founder of the Wiener Werkstätte, was an extremely productive and versatile designer. In his designs, he was striving for a strong reduction of form to the essential. This is how his characteristic geometric style was established. The scope of his designs ranges from entire interiors, following the concept of the “Gesamtkunstwerk” (total work of art), to small details of everyday life.
This elegant sugar bowl, part of a tea service, also follows this credo. A simple decoration known as “Perlschnur” (string of pearls) around the spherical handle serves as the only ornament. The highly qualitative object consists of beaten white brass and is mirror-polished on the outside. Lid and box flow harmoniously into each other as if they were one.
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