I am getting requests from my readers to pay attention to those great designers whose historians tend to ignore, but whose work is great. One of them, the Viennese designer Hugo Gorge, began his career at the office of Friedrich Ohmann before moving to work for Oskar Strnad. From Strnad he learnt the power of so-called Alternative Modernism to transform everyday life and thus devoted his career to interior and furniture design. His interiors were regularly featured in the German fantastic journal Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration and his furniture, which is characterized by elegance, simplicity, and intriguing, unusual silhouettes, appears in European auction houses from time to time.
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