Wiener Werkstatte Metalware

The Wiener Werkstatte was founded in 1903 by Josef Hoffmann (1870-1956) and Koloman Moser (1868-1918), both of whom had been foremost members of the Vienna Secession, to promote modernity in design and craft in metalwork, ceramics, glass, furniture, graphics, fashion and jewellery. The Wiener Werkstatte became a major movement in changing design concepts at the beginning of the 20th century. Emanuel Josef Margold (1889-1962) was an architect and designer who studied in Vienna at the Academy of Fine Arts with Joseph Hoffmann (1870-1956) where he became his assistant and an employee of the Wiener Werkstatte. From 1911 Margold worked as part of the Darmstadt Colony producing designs for jewellery, glass, textiles and metalware.

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