Music salon for Fritz Waerndorfer, Vienna

M208 Music salon for Fritz Waerndorfer, Vienna

Address: 45, Carl-Ludwig strasse, Vienna, Austria
Date: 1902–3
Client: Fritz Waerndorfer
Authorship: Authorship category 1 (Mackintosh) (Mackintosh)

B/W photograph of the music room and ingleneuk fireplace, 'Studio', 57, October 1912, p. 72

Mackintosh designed a music room for Fritz Waerndorfer in his large suburban villa in Vienna, Austria. The inglenook fireplace required minor structural work. The work was carried out at the same time as interiors by Viennese designers Josef Hoffmann and Koloman Moser.

Authorship: Mackintosh mentions his work for Waerndorfer in letters to Hermann Muthesius. Waerndorfer wrote to Hoffmann in 1902–3 describing meetings and correspondence with Mackintosh, and Mackintosh's drawings for the room.

Alternative addresses:
Karl-Ludwig-Strasse 45 1
Carl-Ludwig-Strasse 45

Status: Standing building; altered internally and externally

Current use: Residential (2014)

Listing category: House not listed by the Bundesdenkmalamt Österreich (Austrian government agency for historic building preservation)


1: From 1884 to 1918 the street was known as Karl-Ludwig Strassse, named for a brother of the Austro-Hungarian emperor. In 1919 it was renamed Weimarer Strasse to mark the foundation of the German Weimar Republic. See 'Weimarer Strasse' under 'Strassen' at Wiener Cottage Verein, [accessed 28 October 2011].