This screen is a significant example of the reduced, clear architectural lines that were a hallmark of Josef Hoffmann‘s oeuvre from 1902 onwards. Hoffmann used this fabric pattern – often referred to in the trades as the "beehive pattern" – for numerous carpets in different variations. As a fabric, however, it was always produced according to exactly this design in different colourways. The archives of the Backhausen company have numerous carpet designs for this pattern.
We would like to thank Peter Backhausen for his kind advice and for providing us with the documentation.
Cat. Nr. M22/28