Joseph Maria Olbrich

Joseph Maria Olbrich (Austrian, 1867-1908)
Teapot designed 1903
copper, brass
8 x 11.5 x 6″
Kamm Collection 2012.136

Joseph Maria Olbrich was an important architect and designer of the Art Nouveau and Vienna Secession movements. His career and influence was the subject of a 2010 exhibition at the Leopold Museum in Vienna. Olbrich’s work “ranged from architecture to interior decorating and garden design, and from applied arts to the design of industrial forms.”