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Blouse from Wiener Werkstätte, “Flamingo” design by Lotte Frömel-Fochler, 1910 /12

Leopold Museum,
Silk, printed
Lying 55×105×0.5 cm


  • Lotte Fochler-Frömel

    (Vienna 1884–1972 Vienna)

  • Wiener Werkstätte
Unfortunately not on display at the moment
In 1911, the Wiener Werkstätte established its own fashion department. The impetus behind this was the idea of the Gesamtkunstwerk, which was supposed to encompass all areas of life. Fabrics had already been produced since about 1910. Fashionwise, the Wiener Werkstätte consistently followed its own ideas rather than trends from Paris. This blouse was made at the Wiener Werkstätte by a tailoress not known by name. The fabric design from around 1910/12, named Flamingo, on the other hand, can be traced back to textile artist, fashion designer, and arts-and-craftswoman Lotte Frömel-Fochler (1884–1972). She graduated from the technical school for embroidery at the State Trade School in Graz and then studied at the Vienna Arts-and-Crafts School. For the Wiener Werkstätte, Frömel-Fochler designed embroidery, wallpaper and fabric patterns between 1910 and 1914. This one is made of printed silk and features a floral motif in repeat.

Object data

  • Design: Lotte Fochler-Frömel
  • Execution: Wiener Werkstätte
Blouse from Wiener Werkstätte, “Flamingo” design by Lotte Frömel-Fochler
1910 /12
Art movement
Wiener Werkstätte, Art Nouveau
Arts and crafts
Silk, printed
Lying 55×105×0.5 cm
Label of the Wiener Werkstätte
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 5751, donated by Eva Harker
Inventory access
Accession 2014

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Provenance research
Leopold Museum i

Franziska Lehner, Ottensheim (1917-1955);
Erbin nach Franziska Lehner (1955-2010);
Eva Harker, Münster BRD (2010-2014);
Leopold Museum Privatstiftung, Wien (seit 2014). (1)

  1. Archiv des Leopold Museums, Eva Harker an Dr. Franz Smola (LMPS) vom 17.10.2014

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