The Osthaus family home, built between 1906 and 1908, was designed by the Belgian artist and designer Henry van de Velde in consultation with the client. He designed furniture, crockery, cutlery, lamps, carpets and much more for the interior of the house. To this day, the idea of the "Gesamtkunstwerk" total work of art can be experienced by visitors in the meticulous and individual composition of the rooms.
Works of art were of importance for the decorative design of the main rooms, which influenced the colour composition of the furnishings, such as Ferdinand Hodler's "The Chosen One" in the reception room and Edouard Vuillard's "Autumn before Paris" in the boudoir.
Henri Matisse created the tile triptych "Nymph and Satyr" for the winter garden, Jan Thorn Prikkerstammen created the staircase glazing and the stencil painting in the study. In addition to the preserved interiors of the representative rooms, which present a unique work of art from the Art Nouveau period, you can visit the Henry van de Velde arts and crafts exhibition.
Inquiries about guided tours of the Hohenhof and the Hagener Impuls can be made by calling +49 2331 207 2740 (Mo-Do 8-12 Uhr, 13.30 bis 15.30 Uhr, Fr. 8-12 Uhr).
Foto: Fotografie Tobias Roch, Hagen.