Austrian Designer Emanuel Josef Margold (1888-1962)


A renowned designer of the first half of the 20th century Emanuel Josef Margold (1888-1962) was a student of and assistant to Josef Hoffmann at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. He was versalite artist working in ceramics, interior design, architecture, he also worked as a jewelery designer among other media. His designs for the ‘Wiener Werkstätte’ in particular attracted a great deal of attention.
Margold was also known for the boxes he designed for the Bahlsen biscuit factory that won numerous awards – at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis, at the Baltic exhibition in 1910 and in Malmo in 1914. Margold was a member of the Darmstadt artists’ colony – a leading German centre for Arts and Crafts.

biscuit box, Wiener Werkstatte
c 1916

c 1915

Silver fruit bowl
Centerpiece 1912
Table clock c 1912


1 comment to Austrian Designer Emanuel Josef Margold (1888-1962)

  • Imagine buying biscuits and leaving the store with them inside of of these boxes :sigh:

    We need to return to origins and put care in these tiny details that make all the difference.

    Thank you for sharing.

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