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Karl Hagenauer (1898-1956)

In 1898, goldsmith Carl Hagenauer opened a workshop in Vienna called "Werkstatten Hagenauer" and began generating an extensive collection of metal-ware. His son, Karl, studied with prominent designers such as Josef Hoffmann, and became director of the family business following his father's death in 1928. Although initially influenced by Hoffmann and the Wiener Werkstatte, Karl Hagenauer made increasingly sophisticated designs over time. He began working with Carl Hagenauer in 1919 at the age of 21. His work consists of various stylized forms and is remarkably avant-garde. The workshop achieved its utmost success during the interwar period when the pieces were shown at several exhibitions at home in Austria and abroad, resulting in high export records (Beyerle/Hirschberger, A Century of Austrian Design).

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