He began painting on glass at a young age and worked as a stained glass artist in Munich. He worked in many workshops in Paris starting in 1919, including Jacques Gruber’s. He saw that electric illumination was nothing more than a transformation of oil lamps and candlesticks. He made his first lamps in the style of Romanesque church windows.
Julius Jirasek was a Vienna-based architect and designer known for his modern creations in furniture and interior design, leveraging simpler lines and lighter form. Despite being influenced by the traditional Wiener Wohnkultur, he gained recognition with his work displayed at the 1971 Werkstätten Hagenauer Exhibition and won the 1951 Prize for Applied Arts in Vienna.
Friedl Dicker (1899 – 1944) was an Austrian architect and furniture, interior, and textile designer. She was active with Franz Singer in their Werkstätten bildender Kunst, Berlin, and amalgamated her studio with Singer’s, Vienna, designing houses, apartments, kindergartens, offices, textiles, interiors, and furniture. She was arrested during the Starhemberg Putsch in Vienna, practised interior architecture with Grete Bauer-Fröhlich, taught drawing, and was active as an artist and anti-fascist.