Dagobert Peche

St. Michael im Lungau, Salzburg 1887 - 1923 Mödling bei Wien


Manufactured by the Wiener Werkstätte, model number M 3494 - M la 24

Brass, embossed, floral decoration, foot with beaded decoration, one
flame, lamp shade renewed, new electrification

H 87 cm, D 46 cm (lamp shade)

Marks: WIENER / WERK / STÄTTE, monogram DP

According to the MAK only two lamps were manufactured in the year 1923.


Schedlmayer Collection


Vienna, Leopoldmuseum, "Die Sammlung Schedlmayer. Eine Entdeckung", 2021


cf. WW Archive, MAK Vienna, design sketch lamp base KI 12649-5-2, photo archive inventory number WWF 98-116-1 as well as entry in the book of commissions of the Wiener Werkstätte model book WWKA 679
cf. Exhibition catalogue ‘Die Überwindung der Utilität. Dagobert Peche und die Wiener Werkstätte’, ed. by Peter Noever, MAK, Vienna 1998, ill. p. 221, no. 51
cf. Exhibition catalogue ‘Dagobert Peche and the Wiener Werkstätte’, ed. by Peter Noever, MAK, Vienna 1998, Neue Galerie, New York 2002, ill. p. 228, no. 45
Exhibition catalogue ‘Die Sammlung Schedlmayer. Die Entdeckung’, ed. by Ivan Ristic, Hans-Peter Wipplinger, Leopold Museum, Vienna 2021, ill. p. 72

Dagobert Peche was born in St. Michael im Lungau in Salzburg in 1887. He began his studies at the Technical University of Vienna, soon switching however to the Academy of Fine Arts, which he attended up until 1911. Josef Hoffmann hired him as a designer for the Wiener Werkstätte in 1915. Peche shaped the second decade of the Wiener Werkstätte with his ideas and what they produced. Ornamentation plays a key role in his artistic works full of subtlety and imagination. The running of the newly founded Wiener Werkstätte in Zurich was transferred to him in 1917. Before Dagobert Peche died in 1923 aged just 36, the artist and the Wiener Werkstätte once again achieved a glittering high point: the opening of the ‘Wiener Werkstaette of America’ showrooms on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.