Josef Hoffmann


Made for

The printing firm Christoph Reisser & Söhne, Vienna, for their stand at the 1914 International Exhibition for Book Trade and Graphics (Bugra) in Leipzig.




Ebonised oak


H. 75 x W. 122 x D. 76,5 cm

Executed by

Jakob Soulek, Vienna

Unique Piece

International Exhibition for Book Trade and Graphics (BUGRA), Leipzig, 1914

Design Contre Design, Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, 2007-2008

Internationale Ausstellung für Buchgewerbe und Graphik, Leipzig, Österreichisches Haus, exh. cat., Vienna, 1914

Eisler. M,. Österreichische Werkkultur, Vienna, 1916, p. 66, 130 for period illustrations of relatable examples

100+1 Jahr Kunst und Druck. Vienna, 1985, n.p. for a period illustration of an oval table of the same design at the Reisser and Söhne stand, BUGRA, Leipzig, 1914

Witt-Dörring, C. Michael Huey, M., Josef Hoffmann: Interiors 1902- 1913, London, 2006, P. 48, cat. no. 28, illustrated

Jean-Louis Gaillemin, ed., Design Contre Design, exh. cat., 2007 – 2008, Paris, 2007, P. 51, cat. no. 14, illustrated

Adriaenssens, W. Polo, R., The Eye, London, 2011, p. 477, illustrated