The Werkstätte-Produktiv-Genossenschaft von Kunsthandwerkern in Wien (Workshop Cooperative of Artisans in Vienna), more popularly known as the Wiener Werkstätte, was founded in 1903 by Secession members Josef Hoffmann and Koloman Moser together with the financial support of the industrialist Fritz Wärndorfer. As much a movement as a financial enterprise, it had support from the artist Gustav Klimt and the architect Otto Wagner. The workshop was founded on the principles of the Arts and Crafts movement, notably the ideals of John Ruskin and William Morris, and Moser and Hoffmann also cited the significant influence of Japanese craft in their 1905 work-program for the firm. The firm modeled their approach... more.
Wiener Werkstätte is also known as Vienna Workshops.