In the 1920s, the leather department of the Wiener Werkstatte produced high quality leather objects. From five feet tower cabinets designed by Otto Prutscher to match cases by Josef Hoffmann they produced most of their items in gold embossed goat leather.
The form of this writing case was designed by Josef Hoffmann around 1919. The decor was sketched by Mathilde Flögl. It is made from gold embossed goat leather and silk on the inside. It is marked with the gold embossed “Wiener Werk Stätte”. We are happy to send you pictures of our other Wiener Werkstatte leather pieces on request.
Bib.: Same object in the MAK, Wiener Werkstaette in the Museum for Applied Arts in Vienna, inventory number LE 541-1