First displayed in the Austrian Pavilion at the 1937 International Exposition of Art and Technology in Modern Life, held in Paris, this “Dressing Room for a Star” is a dazzling example of a harmoniously designed interior. The architect Josef Hoffmann designed all of the room’s components— the silvered wall panels and ceiling, mirrored floor, and furniture. Peer into this spectacular room in “Glass of the Architects: Vienna, 1900-1937,” a cooperation of the MAK and LE STANZE DEL VETRO. On view through January 7, 2019.
Reconstruction of “Dressing Room for a Star”, displayed at 1937 Paris International Exposition. Designed by Josef Hoffmann (Austrian, 1870-1956). MAK, Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art (MAK H 3815-1, H 3815-2, 2058, H 2061; chandelier on loan from J. & L. Lobmeyr, Vienna). ©MAK/Georg Mayer.