Description & Technical information

Designed by: Josef Hoffmann for Palais Stoclet, 1907, mode bellflower

Executed by: Backhausen & Söhne, Vienna 

Machine-woven carpet, wool, minor defects due to moth damage, washed and surface shorn approx. 1 mm in the carpet pile to revive the partially very faded surface

Pattern repeat length: 47 cm

Carpet roll width: 88 cm, lengths: 232 cm, 144 cm, 113 cm

Josef Hoffmann designed this carpet in 1907 for Palais Stoclet. It was also used in various rooms in Villa Ast and to equip a number of other residential apartments.

Gustav Klimt, for instance, used it for his studio in Feldmühlgasse in Vienna’s 13th district. Our three carpets were produced in 1912 for a different project.

We would like to thank Mr Peter Backhausen for his friendly help with the description of the carpet.

Origin:  Austrian
Medium: Wool
Provenance: Private property, Austria

Literature: Das Interieur, XIII, 1912, ill. 9; “The Studio”
Yearbook of Decorative Art, 1912, p. 188; Moderne Bauformen, XIII, 1914, p. 22

Categories: Textiles