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Josef Hoffmann Birthplace

The Josef Hoffmann Birthplace in Brtnice holds the work of one of the leading architects and designers of the first half of the 20th century. Josef Hoffmann (1870–1956) viewed his native house as the place of his fondest memories, a place where he would regularly return. In 1907 he had the house reconstructed and decorated its interiors with colourful ornaments that also adorned the walls of the Wiener Werkstätte salesroom in Vienna.

The rooms combined Wiener Werkstätte furniture with some old pieces inherited from Hoffmann’s parents and provided with new upholstery using WW fabrics.

The house now features the “Josef Hoffmann: Inspirations” permanent exhibition, and every year there is a show presenting the work of an internationally renowned architect, designer or artist (e.g. Adolf Loos, Donald Judd, Stanislav Kolíbal, Friedrich Kiesler).

The Josef Hoffmann Birthplace in Brtnice is a joint centre of the Moravian Gallery in Brno and the MAK Austrian Museum for Applied Arts / Contemporary Art, Vienna.

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Josef Hoffmann Birthplace
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