Otto Koloman Wagner (Austria 1841 – 1918) was an Austrian architect, furniture designer and city planner. He was a key figure in the Vienna Secession movement of architecture and his name is synonymous with many of Vienna’s spectacular buildings and infrastructure such as his designs of Vienna Metro stations. Wagner’s characteristic “Secession” style incorporated floral and Art Nouveau elements. Wagner had the ability to move with the times and after the turn of the century, his style had changed from opulence & naturalistic sensuous lines to clean, geometric forms and minimal ornaments which would clearly define the objects functionality.
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