Josef Hoffmann

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Josef Hoffmann (1870–1956) was a pioneering force in the realms of architecture, furniture design, and decorative arts. He was also a key figure in the Vienna Secession, a movement that rebelled against academic art traditions We offer a free appraisal service as well as a free collection service for any Hoffmann works consigned to our modern design auctions. 

Josef Hoffmann Overview


Austrian architect and designer, Josef Hoffmann, left an indelible mark on the world of art and aesthetics. Alongside artists like Gustav Klimt and Koloman Moser, Hoffmann co-founded the Wiener Werkstätte in 1903—a workshop dedicated to producing high-quality, handcrafted goods that merged form and function seamlessly.

Hoffmann's designs are characterized by a harmonious blend of geometric shapes, clean lines, and meticulous attention to detail. His work often featured innovative use of materials, creating pieces that were not only functional but also visually striking. From furniture to textiles, architecture to tableware, Hoffmann's diverse portfolio reflects his commitment to elevating everyday objects into works of art.

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James Spiridion

Auctioneer and valuer specialising in Modern Design. James has recently returned to the North West after spending the last few years as a valuer in Scotland, during that time James also featured on Paul Martin's Auction Showdown for Channel 5 as a 'Rival Auctioneer'.



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