Josef Hoffmann (1870–1956), architect and designer from Vienna. After studying architecture with Otto Wagner, he worked in Wagner’s office until he was made a professor at the Vienna College of Arts and Crafts.
He was a co-founder of the Vienna Secession, the “Vienna Studio” (1903) and, using the German Werkbund (Arts and crafts society) as a model, the Austrian Werkbund (1912). He was made Vienna’s director of building in 1920. Alongside numerous architectural works, he also designed all kinds of arts and crafts objects.