Koloman MoserWien 1868 - 1918 Wien
Kolo Moser was born in Vienna in 1868. He trained at the Academy of Fine Arts and the School for Applied Arts in Vienna where he later taught from 1899 to 1918. He was one of the founding members of the Viennese Secession and the Wiener Werkstätte whose style he influenced significantly until his withdrawal in 1908. It were above all the objects designed by Kolo Moser and Josef Hoffmann between 1903 and 1907 with their geometrical outlines and restrained decoration that established the international reputation of both artists. The “spiritual kindred” between Kolo Moser and Josef Hoffmann manifested itself again and again in almost identical formal designs. The square was – similar to Hoffmann – one of Moser’s favourite formal elements and was to become a mark of the Wiener Werkstätte in general, for instance as a formal grid in the most varied objects of patterned tin. Kolo Moser was also extremely successful as a graphic designer. His work was continuously featured in the Secession’s own journal “Ver Sacrum” in the form of graphic art and he also designed exhibition posters for the Secession, whose planar effects and motifs were trend-setting for other artists. His works in the three genres painting, graphics and applied arts are featured in many important public and private collections.
Wine glass toned yellow 1899 Vase design 1902 Glass Jug around 1900 Stool design 1901 Desk design 1901 Fauteuil around 1901
Six Fauteuils design 1901 Ladies´Gift "Viennese Ball , 9th February 1901" 1901 Sideboard around 1901 View towards Ötscher from Amstetten 1913 Two Candy Boxes around 1900 Two Armchairs design 1901
Ornamental Sketch around 1905 Two Glass Jugs 1899 Two Stools design 1901 Bench design 1901 Desk, design 1902 and Armchair, design 1901 Sherry Decanter around 1900-05
Highback Chair around 1903 Eight Armchairs and Table design 1901 Desk design 1902 Cigar Bowl 1904 Chandelier 1901 Vase 1900