Exhibited at the "Kunstschau Wien" in 1908
The greatest project brought to fruition by Josef Hoffmann and the Wiener Werkstätte was a commission from the industrialist Stoclet to build his town residence in Brussels. Because of this commission, the number of people working for the Wiener Werkstätte was greatly increased and many artists were given design assignments. According to the accounts, Zülow was entrusted with the interior decoration of the children’s room. Zülow designed a true "orbis pictus" for the children using his patented paper cutting technique. It had all the ingredients of the world of myth and fairy tales as well as that of flora and fauna. The client, however, rejected the designs and the commission was then given to Jungnickel.
The main event of 1908 was the "Kunstschau Vienna", an exhibition of the Klimt Group which included many young artists. In addition to individual graphic works, Zülow decorated Room 33 with his stencil prints. These were the prints originally created for the Palais Stoclet. A large section of the exhibition was concerned with the theme of "Children and Art". Although Zülow did not take part in this section, he was particularly involved with the theme so topical in "the century of childhood". One of the many exhibitions on the theme was the 1908/09 show in Brünn, in which Zülow took part.
ref.: W. J. Schweiger, Franz von Zülow, Die Wiener Werkstätte und die Galerie Miethke