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Flatware Set from the Series “Rundes Modell”, after 1907

Leopold Museum,
Wien © Collection Richard Grubman


  • Josef Hoffmann

    (Pirnitz/Brtnice 1870–1956 Vienna)

  • Wenzel Bachmann & Co for the Wiener Werkstätte
Unfortunately not on display at the moment
The aim of the Wiener Werkstätte was to embellish all areas of life with high-quality decorative objects and articles of daily use. The Wiener Werkstätte opened its own exhibition space on Vienna’s Neustiftgasse in 1906 with the exhibition Der gedeckte Tisch [The Laid Table], organized by Koloman Moser (1868–1918) and Josef Hoffmann (1870–1956). The exhibition was intended to present the Wiener Werkstätte’s products and achievements up to that date. On display were several tables laid and decorated in different ways. The exhibits also included the flatware set from the series Rundes Modell, designed by Hoffmann and executed either in silver-plated alpacca or in silver. The individual components of the flatware set captivate beholders with their unadorned, strongly reduced shapes. What is especially remarkable is the shape of the circular tablespoon, whose head is mounted perpendicular to the handle.

Object data

  • Design: Josef Hoffmann
  • Execution: Wenzel Bachmann & Co for the Wiener Werkstätte
Flatware Set from the Series “Rundes Modell”
after 1907
Art movement
Wiener Werkstätte
Arts and crafts
Credit line of the permanent loan
Collection Richard Grubman
Selection of Reference works
  • Koloman Moser 1868-1818, hrsg. von Rudolf Leopold/Gerd Pichler, Wien 2007 (Ausst.-Kat. Leopold Museum, Wien, 25.05.2007-10.09.2007).

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