Dagobert Peche

About Dagobert Peche

Dagobert Peche (1887-1923, Austria) was an influential figure in the Austrian arts and crafts movement in the early 20th century. Peche began his education as a mechanical engineer but completed his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts (Vienna) with a degree in architecture. In 1915, he joined the Wiener Werkst├Ątte, the artists' collective that embraced simplicity, local materials, and craft traditions in reaction against useless ornamentation and industrial mass production, along with Josef Hoffmann and Koloman Moser. His work within the collective included interior and exhibition design, furniture and textile design, ceramics, and glass and jewelry work, all of which demonstrated Peche's unique decorative language that combined geometric patterning with traditional design.