Koloman Moser

Kolo Moser

1868 (Vienna) – 1918 (Vienna)

Moser is a key figure in the birth of modernity in design, his own work spanning furniture, metal, glassware, and more. A founder of the Vienna Secession (along with Hoffmann, Olbrich and Klimt), a disagreement in policy led him and his close colleague Hoffmann to start the influential design/craft workshops Wiener Werkstätte. He collaborated as a junior partner with Wagner (on a number of buildings) as well as with Olbrich. Mahler invited him to a dinner and introduced his wife-to-be Alma, for whom Moser had made a brooch with a pearl for each of his own twelve unaccepted marriage proposals.

Koloman Moser knew…