Josef Hoffmann was an Austrian architect who began his career
in the late 19th century. By the end of the 1800s Hoffmann had - together with
Gustav Klimt, Joseph Mari Olbrich and Koloman Moser - founded the Vienna
Secession. The Secessionists included many artists who would later achieve great
acclaim including Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka.
Hoffmann himself was a prominent artist, his fields being
architecture and the design of consumer goods. Various of his designs are
exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, both
in New York City. Among his most famous works are the Purkersdorf Sanatorium of
1906 and the Palais Stoclet in Brussels, Belgium.
Hoffmann also made textile designs. Design 7208 was designed
by him in 1909 during his tenure as artistic director of the Wiener Werkstätte,
but never manufactured. In fact, the name Design 7208 is what it was assigned in
the mill archive.
Design 7208: Graphite is rendered in a satin weave. The
elegant satin sheen combined with the striking colors creates a designer fabric
that is as modern today as ever. The textured design consists of gray diamond
shapes within rectangles over a black background.
The Josef Hoffmann Design 7208: Graphite fabric can be used
to make pillows, wall-hangings, seat cushions, slipcovers, table covers,
draperies, curtains, handbags, garments and more.
Abrasion: 25,000+ double rubs
Finish: stain resistant
Produced with an environmentally improved manufacturing
Made with heavy metal free dyes with high exhaustion
Natural fiber content.
Flammability: Meets all appropriate flammability
requirements, including California Bulletin #117 and NFPA 260. These fabrics
are also compatible with California Bulletin #133.
This product is made by Maharam.