Rudolf Hammel (1862-1937) was an Austrian architect, designer, and teacher active in Vienna.
In 1899, the same year as Josef Hoffmann’s and Koloman Moser’s appointments, Hammel became a professor at the Kunstgewerbeschule (School of Applied Arts) in Vienna. His appointment as a professor demonstrates his expertise and involvement in design education.
Between 1898 and 1903, Hammel designed silverware for the firm Josef Bannert, a renowned silverware manufacturer. Additionally, in 1902, he also designed silverware for A. Pollak, another notable company in the field. His designs showcased his skill in creating silverware with a contemporary aesthetic.
Hammel’s work, particularly the silverware designed for Josef Bannert, was exhibited at the 1902 Turin “Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte Decorativa Moderna” (International Exhibition of Modern Decorative Art) in Turin, Italy. This exhibition aimed to showcase the best examples of modern decorative arts and design from various countries.
Rudolf Hammel’s contributions as an architect, designer, and teacher, along with his participation in exhibitions, demonstrate his significant involvement in the design scene of Vienna during that period.