Dagobert Peche

At Commune, each of us has a shared title: designer. It’s not a surprise then, that we tend to be immensely inspired by those whose creative endeavors embrace more than one concentration. Dagobert Peche is one of these people.

07.1.2019

Image courtesy of Peter Noever, Dagobert Peche und die Wiener Werkstatte, Hatje, 1998.

At Commune, each of us has a shared title: designer. We gather ourselves from many different backgrounds, though we’re here to create together. This means we often find ourselves facing unfamiliar avenues… and down them we charge. It’s not a surprise then, that we tend to be immensely inspired by those whose creative endeavors embrace more than one concentration. Dagobert Peche is one of these people.  

Born in Vienna at the end of the 19th century, he came of age during a particularly experimental time and place. It was the foundational period of the Wiener Werkstatte; Peche was working alongside two of its giants: Wagner & Hoffmann. Though he practiced as an architect initially, Peche eventually began to produce decorative arts. His creative world seemed to explode from there. Metals, ceramics, textiles, furniture, and paintings all exuded from his creative force, and were crafted with a remarkable adherence to the technicalities of his architectural training.

We’re slightly obsessed with all that he produced and are sharing images here that we’ve collected from two sources: “Dagobert Peche und die Wiener Werkstatte” by Peter Noever and the always incredible Metropolitan Museum Archive.

Image courtesy of Peter Noever, Dagobert Peche und die Wiener Werkstatte, Hatje, 1998.
Image courtesy of Peter Noever, Dagobert Peche und die Wiener Werkstatte, Hatje, 1998.
Image courtesy of Peter Noever, Dagobert Peche und die Wiener Werkstatte, Hatje, 1998.
Image courtesy of Peter Noever, Dagobert Peche und die Wiener Werkstatte, Hatje, 1998.
Image courtesy of Peter Noever, Dagobert Peche und die Wiener Werkstatte, Hatje, 1998.
Image courtesy of Peter Noever, Dagobert Peche und die Wiener Werkstatte, Hatje, 1998.
Image courtesy of Peter Noever, Dagobert Peche und die Wiener Werkstatte, Hatje, 1998.
Image courtesy of Peter Noever, Dagobert Peche und die Wiener Werkstatte, Hatje, 1998.
Image courtesy of Peter Noever, Dagobert Peche und die Wiener Werkstatte, Hatje, 1998.
Image courtesy of Peter Noever, Dagobert Peche und die Wiener Werkstatte, Hatje, 1998.
Image courtesy of Peter Noever, Dagobert Peche und die Wiener Werkstatte, Hatje, 1998.
Image courtesy of Peter Noever, Dagobert Peche und die Wiener Werkstatte, Hatje, 1998.
Image courtesy of Peter Noever, Dagobert Peche und die Wiener Werkstatte, Hatje, 1998.
Image courtesy of Peter Noever, Dagobert Peche und die Wiener Werkstatte, Hatje, 1998.
Image courtesy of Peter Noever, Dagobert Peche und die Wiener Werkstatte, Hatje, 1998.
Image courtesy of Peter Noever, Dagobert Peche und die Wiener Werkstatte, Hatje, 1998.
Image courtesy of Peter Noever, Dagobert Peche und die Wiener Werkstatte, Hatje, 1998.
Image courtesy of Peter Noever, Dagobert Peche und die Wiener Werkstatte, Hatje, 1998.
Image courtesy of Peter Noever, Dagobert Peche und die Wiener Werkstatte, Hatje, 1998.
Dagobert Peche, Daphnis, 1922, Metropolitan Museum Archive
Dagobert Peche, Feather Duster, 1922, Metropolitan Museum Archive
Dagobert Peche, Nuance, 1922, Metropolitan Museum Archive
Dagobert Peche, Palatin, 1922, Metropolitan Museum Archive
Dagobert Peche, Palatin, 1922, Metropolitan Museum Archive
Dagobert Peche, Textile Sample circa 1902, Metropolitan Museum Archive
Dagobert Peche, Textile Sample circa 1920, Metropolitan Museum Archive
Dagobert Peche, The Rose (Die Rose), 1922, Metropolitan Museum Archive