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Otto Blümel


Born in Augsburg, Otto Blümel studied architecture at the Technical University of Munich and then took up painting. From 1907 to 1914 he was director of the design department at the United Workshops for Art in Craftsmanship in Munich, a pioneering force in the interior design and decoration of the era. It was during this period that he produced furniture designs that are still prized today. Otto Blümel's most famous piece is the Nymphenburg coat rack of 1908.


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Christmas is coming the goose is getting fat ... here you can hang your Christmas hat

...Nymphenburg by Otto Blümel through ClassiCon For those who prefer their hat stands a little more classic Otto Blümel's 1908 Nymphenburg is a wonderful example of late Art Nouveau design... From 1907-1914 Otto Blümel was head of the illustration department at the Vereinigten Werkstätten für Kunst im Handwerk zu München - at the time one of the most important collections of artisans in southern Germany - and it was during this period that Nymphenburg was designed...

smow am rhein: ClassiCon

...Established in 1990 from the dying embers of the 1898 established "Vereinigte Werkstätten für Kunst im Handwerk" (for the sake of convenience lets just call it a collective of designers) ClassiCon inherited the rights to produce the works of designers such as Eileen Gray or Otto Blümel... Elsewhere on the ClassiCon stand we were delighted to finally get to see Saturn by Barber Osgerby; and would have loved to have compared it to Otto Blümel's Nymphenburg, only that was far too high up...


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