This traditional Viennese company has manufactured cloth and furniture fabrics of highest quality since 1849. It also has the largest archives in the world of original Wiener Jugendstil designs.
Already more than 100 years ago, Backhausen was authorised to manufacture the fabrics and materials for many prestigious buildings throughout the city of Vienna: National Opera, Parliament, Burgtheater and several Imperial homes. For that reason, the family enterprise was awarded the coveted title of “k. & k. Hoflieferant
” (“Suppliers to the Imperial & Royal Court”) in 1888. The company’s global renown stems mainly from its association with the nearby Wiener Werkstätte and the arts of Vienna’s fin-de-siecle movement known as Jugendstil.
The company, as a founding member and major supplier of Wiener Werkstätte, manufactures fabrics, materials and carpets based on original designs by artists such as Josef Hoffmann, Koloman Moser, Joseph Maria Olbrich and Otto Wagner.
More than 3,500 of these original designs still exist and can be viewed free of charge at the Wiener Werkstätte Museum
, immediately adjoining the elegant Backhausen shop. And still today, Backhausen manufactures fabrics and accessories based on these originals. You can purchase them right on the spot, by the way - wonderful gifts to take home with you, full of history and art.www.backhausen.at