Josef Hoffmann Kubus Ottoman

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  • Distinctive design from 1910
  • Voluminous shape and comfort
  • High-grade materials

Josef Hoffmann Kubus Ottoman

The ‘Kubus Ottoman’ by Josef Hoffman follows the designer’s fascination with geometric forms and square shapes. An ideal complement to the sofas and armchair of the Kubus range, the ottoman is also a stunning standalone stool. Designed in 1918 the popular piece is an example of Hoffmann’s trademark cubist design, which stamped his furniture pieces as design classics of the 20th century. The voluminous shape and padded upholstery provide perfect comfort as well as giving the distinctive visual profile of the ottoman. The design is constructed with individually sewn panels, which exemplifies the quadratic outlook.

ItaliaDesigns produces this timeless design in quality classic or premium leather in a range of colours.

Additional Information

SKU 5936
Height 41 cm
Width 60 cm
Depth 45 cm

About the Designer

Joseph Hoffman

Joseph Hoffman

Born in Pirnitz (Brtnice), Moravia, Josef Hoffmann studied architecture at Brünn’s Höhere Staatsgewerbeschule, and at Vienna’s Akademie der Bildenden Künste where he studied under Karl von Hasenauer and Otto Wagner, the latter of whom he would often give credit for influencing his functional, modern design work.

A founding member of the Vienna Secession, Hoffmann frequently designed exhibitions and contributed to their publication Ver Sacrum (Sacred Spring). He later left the Secession due to conflicts with other artists over differences in artistic vision. Appointed professor at Vienna’s Kunstgewerbeschule in 1899, Hoffmann taught metalwork, enamelling, applied art and architecture. In 1905, after leaving the Vienna Secession he was commissioned to design the Palais Stoclet in Brussels, taking responsibility for all exterior structures, complementing the interiors designed by a collaborative team including Gustav Klimt.

Serving as co-artistic director of the Wiener Werkstätte (Vienna Workshops) Hoffmann’s work placed emphasis on quality and focused on goods for the home, with the aim for decorative arts to be given the same value as fine arts. Actively involved in exhibition design, he designed both mass- produced and handcrafted work. His aim was to unify architecture and interiors creating a ‘total work of art’ (Gesamtkunstwork).