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Wiener Werkstätte wallet, 1910/28

Leopold Museum,
Brown leather, gold embossed
10.8×14.5×0.6 cm


  • Josef Hoffmann

    (Pirnitz/Brtnice 1870–1956 Vienna)

  • Wiener Werkstätte
Unfortunately not on display at the moment
This wallet was produced by the Wiener Werkstätte after a design by architect and designer Josef Hoffmann (1870–1956) between 1910 and 1928. It was the express wish of the founders of this institution that its range of products should encompass as many areas of life as possible. This is the idea of the Gesamtkunstwerk. Consequently, the Wiener Werkstätte premises in Neustiftgasse 32–34 also accommodated a leather workshop. This rectangular object is made of light brown leather and features a geometric decorative pattern in precious gold embossing. Together with the fine leather, these gold ornaments provide the object with its thoroughly elegant and exquisite character, as the Wiener Werkstätte designers devoted to even the smallest object the same attention as to larger ones.

Object data

  • Design: Josef Hoffmann
  • Execution: Wiener Werkstätte
Wiener Werkstätte wallet
Art movement
Wiener Werkstätte, Art Nouveau
Arts and crafts
Brown leather, gold embossed
10.8×14.5×0.6 cm
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 6102
Inventory access
Accession 2017
Selection of Reference works
  • Wien 1900. Aufbruch in die Moderne, hrsg. von Hans-Peter Wipplinger, Wien 2019 (Ausst.-Kat. Leopold Museum, Wien, ab 15.03.2019).

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Provenance research
Leopold Museum i

Privatsammlung Leopold, Wien; (1)
Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung, Wien (2017);

  1. Archiv des Leopold Museums, Kaufvertrag und Rechnung Nr. 1/2017 vom 03.07.2017

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