The dining room at the Palais Stoclet illustrates the linear patterns with geometric shapes, smooth surfaces and rich materials that are characteristic of Josef Hoffmann’s style. Josef Hoffmann rejected the floral motifs and sweeping curves of Art Nouvea Style and was influenced by Charles Mackintosh and the Austrian Biedermeier style. Hoffmann’s luxurious spaces are defined by square shapes, circles, rectangles and spheres that are incorporated into the design of the furniture, lighting, flooring and accessories.

Josef Hoffmann dining room design, Palais Stoclet, Brussels

Dining room, Palais Stoclet, Brussels, 19005-11