The Traces of Modernism. The Josef Hoffmann Room: Set Tabletołowa

Moravian Gallery, Brno
Until 31 March 2013

Part of the “Patrician no. 238” drinks set, designed by Josef Hoffmann, produced by J. & L. Lobmeyr, 1917 © archiv Moravské galerie v Brně

Set table symbolises the multifaceted nature of Hoffmann’s oeuvre and, at the same time, refers to staple products of the Wiener Werkstätte output, such as tableware, elaborate trays and cutlery, as well as seating furniture and other items. Set Table is also a symbolic reference to the connection between Brno and the life and work of Josef Hoffmann: the Wiener Werkstätte first introduced their products to a state museum at an exhibition which was held in Brno in 1904.