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Adolf Loos (1870-1933) set up his own practice in 1897 and produced his first major work - the Café Museum in Vienna - in 1899.

From the late 1890s, he began to stir up debate: his arguments against the Viennese Secession style were widely published, while the Goldmann and Salatsch department store (now known as the Loos Haus), which he completed in 1911 opposite the Hofburg in Vienna, caused a furore with its startingly plain facade.

Despite the striking simplicity of his exteriors, Loos' interiors were decorated comfortably, using beautiful materials and elegant details. One of his most attractive projects, the Müller Villa in Prague, built in 1930 and restored in 2003, was the culmination of his pioneering 'Raumplan' concept - designing continuous spaces for living rather than regularly divided floors with limited flexibility. Loos rarely designed furniture - he was more prone to adapting tried and tested earlier designs, such as the knieschwimmer armchair he placed in several interiors designed in the 1920s.
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