Luxury Design, Past & Present
Zinc sheet metal with enamel lacquer.
The fruit baskets designed by Josef Hoffmann range among the most popular pieces made by the Wiener Werkstatte. The highly reduced shapes along with the perforated "gebuckelter Efeu" ornamentals are a perfect example of the Wiener Jugendstil.
This piece was designed 1909 and bears the model number M 1101, the blueprint can be found in the Wiener Werkstatte Archive in the Museum for Applied Arts Vienna with the inventory number KI 12031-29-1 along with a contemporary photograph with the inventory number WWF 97-50-14.