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Otto Prutscher

Hans Ofner

With our exhibition „Otto Prutscher and Hans Ofner Viennese Interiors” we carry on the tradition of our exhibitions “Josef Hoffmann, Dagobert Peche. Two Creative Geniuses“ from 2011 and “Viennese Interiors“ from 2015.

Otto Prutscher and Hans Ofner were both born in 1880 and Josef Hoffmann’s students at the School of Arts and Crafts. They have dedicated themselves to the prevailing idea of the “total work of art” and created versatile artworks. Next to Prutscher’s famous glass designs for the company Bakalowits in Vienna, we also show the elegant furniture designs for the company Thonet and part of the interior of the dining room in Otto Prutscher’s apartment. In the year 1911 the entire furnishings for two villas in St. Pölten, the Villa Schießl and the Villa Godderidge, were carried out according to Hans Ofner’s designs.

We present furniture from both of these houses, amongst them the complete furnishing of the foyer and the dining room from the Godderidge mansion.

The Museum of Applied Art in Vienna is presently showing the exhibition “Universal Designer of Viennese Modernism” until May 17th 2020. The comprehensive monograph “Otto Prutscher: Architect and Designer between Tradition and Modernism” by Hermi and Fritz Schedlmayer was presented at said museum on December 10th 2019.

We are looking forward to your visit!

Katharina Zetter-Karner