Skip to content

Lattice Vase, c. 1906

Leopold Museum,
Iron sheet nickel-plated, lacquered and glass
23.1×14.8×10.5 cm


  • Josef Hoffmann

    (Pirnitz/Brtnice 1870–1956 Vienna)

  • Wiener Werkstätte
Currently on display at OG4
The world of geometry provided the greatest source of inspiration to the two founders of the Wiener Werkstätte, Josef Hoffmann (1870–1956) and Koloman Moser (1868–1918), during the first years after the workshop’s inception. His penchant for squares even earned Hoffmann the sobriquet “Quadratl-Hoffmann” [square Hoffmann] among his friends. In many instances, the designs by the two artists are so similar that they cannot be conclusively assigned to either without the existence of signed design drawings. The design of this lattice vase is based upon a drawing created by Hoffmann around 1906. It is part of a comprehensive series of objects made from zinc-plated sheet iron. On a square base, the incurved walls consist in the center of a lattice made from squares. These squares were mechanically punched into the sheet metal. After the individual parts had been soldered together, the lattice vase was finished with a white varnish. The object served as a small flower vase.
See also: [Lattice Vase](/en/object/ 23363).

Object data

  • Design: Josef Hoffmann
  • Execution: Wiener Werkstätte
Lattice Vase
c. 1906
Art movement
Wiener Werkstätte
Arts and crafts
Iron sheet nickel-plated, lacquered and glass
23.1×14.8×10.5 cm
Designated at the bottom: WIENER WERKSTÄTTE
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 4186
Inventory access
Contributed to the Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung in 1994
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).

If you have further information on this object, please contact us.


Provenance research
Leopold Museum i
Dr. Rudolf Leopold, Wien (o.D.);
Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung, Wien (seit 1994).

For provenance related information, please contact us.