Table set designed by architect Josef Hoffman circa 1900 and later produced by Bieffeplast in Italy in the 1960s. Hoffmann was co-founder of the Wiener Werkstätte, a community of architects, artists and designers working in ceramics, fashion, silver, furniture and the graphic arts in Vienna. He was greatly influenced by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and his tutors, who taught him Art Nouveau architecture through a functional and progressive modern lens.
Hoffman’s love of the grid is exemplified with this series of pieces he created from square-perforated and folded metal sheeting. A super modern aesthetic for the day. The set is from the 1960s Bieffeplast production and consists of a letter tray, centrepiece and two vases. Vases have glass inserts so they don’t leak! Good vintage condition with some minor wear and discolouration. Marked underside.
Letter tray H20 W20 D15cm
Cylindrical vase H13 D12cm
Hexagonal vase H23 W12 D12cm
Centrepiece H21 D28cm