Rare Ceiling Lamp, after a draft by Otto Prutscher (1880-1949)
The brass frame in hexagonal form is manufactured in highest quality, with cut and facetted glass; the door with a fine, little handle, fitted with the original chain and ceiling shell in brass; inside the door with a signed plaque O.P. 3049
All of our chandeliers and lamps are getting dismantled, restored, rebuilt, and fitted for electricity.
Otto Prutscher (1880−1949) was one of the first generation of students at the Vienna School of Applied Arts. The admission in 1897 and the lessons with some of the important artists of Viennese Modernism, such as Josef Hoffmann, Koloman Moser, Willibald Schulmeister and the painter Franz Matsch, had great influence on Otto Prutscher’s style. From 1907 Otto Prutscher worked for the Wiener Werkstätten.
Like Josef Hoffmann, he was an architect and designer, and like him, he taught at the Vienna School of Applied Arts from 1909. He was a member of the most important artists’ associations such as the Vienna Secession, the Wiener Werkstätten, the Werkbund and many more. He also worked with and for the most important Viennese manufacturers of his era, and this in many different areas. His incredible creative drive in architecture and design makes him one of the greats among the Viennese architects and designers. Otto Prutscher played a significant role in the development of Viennese modernism.
This beautiful ceiling lamp shows the impact Josef Hoffmann had on Otto Prutscher’s work. They both kept collaborating on various projects for decades.