HOFFMANN, Josef
(b. 1870, Pirnitz, Moravia, d. 1956, Wien)

Palais Stoclet: dining room

1905-11
Photo
Avenue de Tervueren 279-281, Brussels

The sensuousness of the textures culminates in the 7-meter murals that Gustav Klimt created to grace the walls of the dining room. Every moment of parquetry, marble, onyx, or hardwood is itself an exercise in geometry carried out in a dizzying variety of patterns.