Drinking Set No. 238 Patrician


With a tradition of almost 200 years of Austrian glassmaking, the Lobmeyr name is synonymous with flawless drinking sets crafted from wafer-thin yet highly resilient mouth-blown crystal. The PATRICIAN tableware set has its origins in the “muslin glass” technique developed in the 1850s, and was designed by architect Josef Hoffmann in 1917. The sophisticated lines and flowing contours of this elegantly balanced stemware makes it a refined choice for any dining room.

Josef Hoffmann

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Josef Hoffmann

Josef Hoffmann

Josef Hoffmann, born in 1870, studied architecture under Carl von Hasenquer and Otto Wagner at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. In 1899, at the age of 29, he became a professor at what is now the University of Applied Arts Vienna. In 1903 he and Kolo Moser established the Wiener Werkstätte. His first important building, the sanatorium in Purkersdorf, near Vienna, built in 1904, set radical new standards in architecture and interior design. But it was the Palais Stoclet in Brussels, built between 1905 and 1911, that founded his international reputation. Here, Josef Hoffmann succeeded in perfection the Gesamtkunstwerk (total work of art), reconciling art and life, and aestheticizing all aspects of design.

Josef Hoffmann's formal language is primarily characterized by strict geometrical lines, a search for simplicity, and the typical reduction to black and white. He overcame the duality of tradition and modernity and created works that are valid to this day. This timeless quality remains an inspiration and defining influence for the Wittmann Workshops. Josef Hoffmann died in Vienna in 1956. Franz Wittmann Möbelwerkstätten have been given sole authorization by Josef Hoffmann according to his original designs.

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