Felice Rix-Ueno: Designs from the Vienna Workshop Boxed Notecards
Twenty assorted 5 x 7 in. blank notecards (5 each of 4 designs) with envelopes in a decorative box.
Printed on recycled paper.
Published with the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
The Wiener Werkstätte, or the Vienna Workshop, thrived from 1903 to 1932 as an artists’ cooperative, creating everyday objects with an emphasis on quality design. Taking inspiration from the Vienna Secession, the group was founded by architect Josef Hoffmann, designer and painter Koloman Moser, and patron Fritz Waerndorfer. It grew into a community of artisans who designed and produced furniture, textiles, apparel, porcelain, glass, postcards, and other useful but highly decorative objects for Vienna’s well-to-do.
Felice Rix-Ueno studied under Hoffmann. She later joined the Wiener Werkstätte and produced designs such as these for textiles, ceramics, glass, wood, and fashion. Economic and political conditions forced the workshop to close, and within a few years Rix-Ueno moved with her husband, architect Isaburo Ueno, to Kyoto, Japan. There Rix-Ueno became a professor at the Kyoto Municipal School of Art, where she would teach for more than a decade.
Contains five each of the following notecards:
Feldfrüchte: Navy with Purple and Lime, 1923–1932
Purpurnelke: Teal with Coral and Purple, 1923–1932
Juniblumen: Steel Blue Background, 1923–1932
Alpenveilchen: Orange with Yellows, 1923–1932