The Stoclet Palace is a mansion in Woluwé-Saint-Pierre, Brussels.
Built by architect Josef Hoffmann.
For banker and art lover Adolphe Stoclet (1905-1911)
Most refined and luxurious private houses of the twentieth century.
Hoffmann was attuned to the Viennese identity of the new style of interior.
- Brussels lies in the north-central
part of Belgium.
-Most densely populated and
the richest region in Belgium.
- It covers 161 km2 and has a
population of 1.2 million.
- The metropolitan area of
Brussels count over 2.1 million
Stoclet Palace by Josef Hoffmann
Three story brick building began to built.
The following intensive phase was carried out.
The outer structure was finished to the first floor.
The marble slabs of the façades were placed.
Although the house was not finished the family lived in the spring.
Josef Hoffmann (1870-1956)
He was an Austrian architect and designer of consumer goods
He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
One of the premier Viennese proponents of the Gesamtkunstwerk, or "total work of art."
A designer of architecture, furniture, utensils, clothing, book bindings, posters, textiles, and wallpaper.
Hoffmann was convinced of the social and spiritual benefits of harmonious living environments designed by a single creative mind.
1904 Purkersdorf Armchair
1905 Kunstschau Armchair
1905 Sitzmaschine Armchair
1907 Fledermaus Chair
1908 Armloffel Chair
1910 Kubus Armchair
1910 Club Armchair
1905-1910 Palais Stoclet Armchair
1911 Haus Koller Chair
1908 Kugel Stuhl Chair
Vienna Secession was an art movement formed in 1897 by a group of Austrian artists who had resigned from the Association of Austrian Artists.
This movement included painters, sculptors, and architects.
Gustav Klimt as the president and Rudolf von Alt as honorary president.
Of a total of 40 members on the list.
Rudolf von Alt
(Landscape and Architectural painter)
Vienna Secession grew out of dissatisfaction of a group of artists with the system of expositions of contemporary art in the city.
These shows were controlled by the Association of Austrian Artists, which ran the Kunstlerhaus (Artists' House)
Joseph Maria Olbrich
(Austrian painter and paintmaker)
Favoured the conservative artists and generally discouraged its members' efforts in the decorative and applied arts which at the time were gaining ground in prestige relative to the traditional fine arts of painting and sculpture.
Such issues were among those discussed by smaller groups of the young progressive artists within the Association.
On April 3rd, 1897 these younger artists announced their intention to form a new organization.
Specifically for the purposes of creating a venue for their work, especially the decorative arts, and to encourage contact with foreign practitioners.
They sought approval from the Association of Austrian Artists, but were turned down, and so formally resigned from it, thus creating a new organization, the Vienna Secession.
(Austrian architect and urban planner)
Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Reunite the creative minds of the nation
Campaign against the nationalist spirit among European countries.
Renew the applied and decorative arts.
Create a "total art"
"Our art is not a fight of modern artists against old ones, but the promotion of arts against the peddlers who pass for artists"
Make contacts with artists internationally and promote an exchange of ideas.
Create a new artistic expression that was specifically opposed to the inferior art of the official Vienna salons.
Relationship with Art Nouveau
may be called "post-Art Nouveau".
reaches its most sublime expression.
raised its most beautiful monument as a bricks-and-mortar illustration.
private residence as an edifice of art and ritual.
a composition demonstrating coordination and harmony in all its part.
An international style of art, architecture and applied art, especially decorative arts.
inspired by natural forms, structures, curved lines of plants and flowers.
To create new form of architectural ornament which
Match the intention of the building and methods of organisation.
Art Deco is a style of visual arts, architecture and design.
It combined modernist styles with fine craftsmanship and rich materials.
During its heyday, Art Deco represented luxury, glamour, exuberance and faith in social and technological progress.
Loggia seating area
The section of the first floor bridging the loggia sweeps inwards in a crescent shape from the outer corners.
View of the garden from the loggia
A stone border surrounds the rectangular pond, which lies parallel to the house.
Rising from its centre is a tall columnar shaft, on top of which rests a fountain basin.
The garden views reveal perfectly trimmed hedges, continuation of the axles towards a limited outdoor area.
The bronze sculptures of 4 naked men mounted on the tower that rises above the stairwell made by Franz Metzner attracting the most attention.
4 NAKED MEN
The rigours of its exterior appearance are softened with artistic windows.
Metal strips are drawn down the corners and with their continuity, they give a sense of unity to the building.
In front of the living room there is a “corner of seats” arranged around a fountain and made of marble. In all environments where curves exist, they are more vivid in the orthogonal order from which they slide.
The large murals of the double-curved ceiling in the master bedroom, covering the wooden “nest” where the Stoclets slept.
The bathroom is perfectly tidy and surrounded with luxury, with a massive block of marble hollowed out to form the bath that rests on a raised platform in the middle of the dependence.
The dressing room of the lady of the house, in which whites, greys and blacks set off the clothes to their full effect.
Music rooms of the Stoclet Palace exemplified the theatrical spaces of the Gesamtkunstwerk, celebrating sight, sound, and taste in a symphony of sensual harmonies that paralleled the operas of Richard Wagner, from whom the concept originated
The walls are covered with mosaics for representations of fish.
The finest room in the house, boasts not just the frieze but also a dining-table with 24 matching chairs covered in reindeer skin, long sideboards fashioned in black marble and makassar wood, silver cutlery, crockery and wine glasses.
The sensuality of the textures, culminates with the large mural made by Gustav Klimt
Palace Stoclet kitchen, with lights designed by Koloman Moser.
All the silverware, porcelain and glass was executed to designs by Josef Hoffmann