Vienna’s unknown Jewel A Photographic Journey through the 1970s
If James Bond had come to Vienna on a Top Secret mission in the 1970s he would probably have chosen to stay in the Wohnung Klobučar apartment, Vienna residence of the Croatian opera conductor Berislav Klobučar (1924-2014). While working in Buenos Aires Klobučar had met a group of creative Austrians living in exile, among whom were the architect brothers Walter and Adolf Loos. Enthusiastic about the home interiors by the younger Hermann, the conductor commissioned him with the interior design of his apartment in Vienna.
Unnoticed by the public, one of the most elegant and original home interiors in Vienna was completed at the start of the 1970s — still hardly known even among specialists in the field today. This jewel is singularly well conserved in its original state, no layers of time are legible despite the long timespan of over 40 years. This "sensationally cosmopolitan" interior covering 200 sqare metres was a unique achievement in drab postwar Vienna back in the 1970s.
Photographs of Wohnung Klobučar by Christoph Panzer