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Wolfgang Hoffmann

American  [1900 - 1969] 

Wolfgang Hoffmann was born in Vienna, Austria in 1900. The son of the famous architect and Wiener Werkstatte co-founder, Joseph Hoffmann, Wolfgang was early trained in the Decorative Arts. While in Vienna, Wolfgang met and married his wife, Pola, who had been born in Poland in 1902 and was studying under Joseph Hoffmann at the Vienna School of Design. In 1925 the couple arrived in New York and worked for Joseph Urban in the American branch of the Wiener Werkstatte. Leaving Urban, the Hoffmanns formed an independent design team with offices on Madison Avenue in New York. During the late 1920's and early 1930's the Hoffmanns designed custom furniture for private clients. The Hoffmanns' work was shown at both the 1928 and 1929 American Designers Gallery Exhibitions. In 1932 Wolfgang was asked to assist Joseph Urban in developing the color scheme for the 1933 Chicago World's Fair and also was asked to design the interior and furniture for the Lumber Industries house. The Chicago World's Fair brought Hoffmann to the attention of the Howell Co., headquartered in Geneva, Illinois. (Later, St. Charles, Illinois), where he became resident designer from 1934 through 1942, offering lines of chromed steel furniture.

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Wolfgang Hoffmann American Art Deco End Table

Wolfgang HoffmannWolfgang Hoffmann
American [1900 - 1969] 

Wolfgang Hoffmann was born in Vienna, Austria in 1900. The son of the famous architect and Wiener Werkstatte co-founder, Joseph Hoffmann, Wolfgang was early trained in the Decorative Arts. While in Vienna, Wolfgang met and married his wife, Pola, who had been born in Poland in 1902 and was studying under Joseph Hoffmann at the Vienna School of Design. In 1925 the couple arrived in New York and worked for Joseph Urban in the American branch of the Wiener Werkstatte. Leaving Urban, the Hoffmanns formed an independent design team with offices on Madison Avenue in New York. During the late 1920's and early 1930's the Hoffmanns designed custom furniture for private clients. The Hoffmanns' work was shown at both the 1928 and 1929 American Designers Gallery Exhibitions. In 1932 Wolfgang was asked to assist Joseph Urban in developing the color scheme for the 1933 Chicago World's Fair and also was asked to design the interior and...
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(1900-1969) designed this sofa end, or occasional table for the Howell Company, Geneva Illinois ca. 1935. The table is known as the No. 301 end table in the company’s 1935 catalog. Two black lacquered demilune shelves are held in place by bars of flat band steel on each end while three bands of flat steel run down the front and back to form the base. The table is 26” wide, 13” deep and 22” high. It is marked with the Howell decal, has been re-lacquered and re-chromed. It is in excellent condition.

American Art Deco Console and Mirror by Wolfgang Hoffman

This elegant console and mirror was designed in 1935 by Wolfgang Hoffman (1900 -1969) for the Howell Company, St. Charles, Illinois, where he was the resident designer from the 1934 to 1942. The console, in high gloss black lacquer and chromed steel, would work well in an entrance hall or bedroom. The console is 72" high (to the top or the loop) 32" wide and 12" deep.

American Art Deco Occasional Table by Wolfgang Hoffmann

This beautiful and useful American art deco occasional table was designed by Wolfgang HoffmannWolfgang Hoffmann
American [1900 - 1969] 

Wolfgang Hoffmann was born in Vienna, Austria in 1900. The son of the famous architect and Wiener Werkstatte co-founder, Joseph Hoffmann, Wolfgang was early trained in the Decorative Arts. While in Vienna, Wolfgang met and married his wife, Pola, who had been born in Poland in 1902 and was studying under Joseph Hoffmann at the Vienna School of Design. In 1925 the couple arrived in New York and worked for Joseph Urban in the American branch of the Wiener Werkstatte. Leaving Urban, the Hoffmanns formed an independent design team with offices on Madison Avenue in New York. During the late 1920's and early 1930's the Hoffmanns designed custom furniture for private clients. The Hoffmanns' work was shown at both the 1928 and 1929 American Designers Gallery Exhibitions. In 1932 Wolfgang was asked to assist Joseph Urban in developing the color scheme for the 1933 Chicago World's Fair and also was asked to design the interior and...
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(1900 – 1969), son of famous Vienna architect and co-founder of the Wiener Werkstatte, Josef Hoffmann. Produced for the Howell Company of St. Charles, Illinois, the elegant table combines a rebus of chromed steel and high gloss black lacquer. It also features an innovative leather wrapped handle to facilitate moving it about the room. This table was one of two of Hoffmann’s designs that were featured in the Museum Show, “At Home in the Thirties” and was later sent on loan to a museum show in Vienna, Austria on expatriate Austrian designers who flourished in America in the 1930’s. The table is 22” wide x 13 ½” deep and is 20” high to the top surface and 25” to the top of the handle.

Wolfgang Hoffmann American Art Deco Telephone Table

This American art deco chrome steel and black lacquer telephone table was designed by Wolfgang HoffmannWolfgang Hoffmann
American [1900 - 1969] 

Wolfgang Hoffmann was born in Vienna, Austria in 1900. The son of the famous architect and Wiener Werkstatte co-founder, Joseph Hoffmann, Wolfgang was early trained in the Decorative Arts. While in Vienna, Wolfgang met and married his wife, Pola, who had been born in Poland in 1902 and was studying under Joseph Hoffmann at the Vienna School of Design. In 1925 the couple arrived in New York and worked for Joseph Urban in the American branch of the Wiener Werkstatte. Leaving Urban, the Hoffmanns formed an independent design team with offices on Madison Avenue in New York. During the late 1920's and early 1930's the Hoffmanns designed custom furniture for private clients. The Hoffmanns' work was shown at both the 1928 and 1929 American Designers Gallery Exhibitions. In 1932 Wolfgang was asked to assist Joseph Urban in developing the color scheme for the 1933 Chicago World's Fair and also was asked to design the interior and...
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(1900 – 1969) for the Howell Company in 1934. The son of the famous architect and Wiener Werkstatte founder Josef Hoffmann, Wolfgang was brought to Chicago to help Joseph Urban design the color scheme for the 1933 World’s Fair where he came to the attention of the Howell Company and became resident designer for them from 1934 to 1942. The table, with a small shelf for phone book or writing materials measures 20” wide x 15” deep and 29” high.

Wolfgang Hoffmann American Art Deco Occasional Table

This stately American art deco occasional table was designed in 1934 by Wolfgang HoffmannWolfgang Hoffmann
American [1900 - 1969] 

Wolfgang Hoffmann was born in Vienna, Austria in 1900. The son of the famous architect and Wiener Werkstatte co-founder, Joseph Hoffmann, Wolfgang was early trained in the Decorative Arts. While in Vienna, Wolfgang met and married his wife, Pola, who had been born in Poland in 1902 and was studying under Joseph Hoffmann at the Vienna School of Design. In 1925 the couple arrived in New York and worked for Joseph Urban in the American branch of the Wiener Werkstatte. Leaving Urban, the Hoffmanns formed an independent design team with offices on Madison Avenue in New York. During the late 1920's and early 1930's the Hoffmanns designed custom furniture for private clients. The Hoffmanns' work was shown at both the 1928 and 1929 American Designers Gallery Exhibitions. In 1932 Wolfgang was asked to assist Joseph Urban in developing the color scheme for the 1933 Chicago World's Fair and also was asked to design the interior and...
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(1900 – 1969) for the Howell Company, St. Charles, Ill.  The table was lent to the 1994 show “At Home in the Thirties” at the Center for Contemporary Art in Miami and a 1996 show in Vienna on expatriate Austrian designers who worked in America.  With three bands of flat chromed steel crossed by a single band supporting a high gloss black lacquer top the table creates an elegant presence.  It measures 22” wide by 14” deep and 22” high.

Wolfgang & Pola Hoffmann American Art Deco Reading Lamp

This American art deco lamp was designed by Wolfgang (1900-1969) and Pola (1902-1984) Hoffmann ca. 1931. The impressive 24” tall lamp sits on an 8” chrome and black enamel base. The lamp has a revolving cylinder which is rotated by turning the ball finial on the top…allowing a discrete light for reading or, a wall washing light to the rear or, by turning a switch on the base, no light at all. An early version of the lamp is pictured in the December 1931 issue of Creative Art where it is described as “night reading lamp with movable shade designed by Wolfgang and Pola Hoffmann.” The lamp is in excellent condition and has been rewired.

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