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“The collection of Laszlo Hoenig :
a classic designer in a modern world.”

paper by John Hoenig
for Collecting and Display Seminar

Institute of Historical Research, University of London
March 2010


The Decorative Arts Society

Journal 32, 2009

Design and the Decorative Arts in Post-war Britain

Laszlo Hoenig: Architect, Interior Designer.”
article by Duane Kahlhamer, pp 30-53


© John Hoenig 2010-14

“A Classic designer in a Modern world. The life and work of Laszlo Hoenig.”

MAGYAR MIND Open Lecture Series at
The Hungarian Cultural Centre

Maiden Lane, London.

30th October 2013

Hungarian Cultural Centre      László Hoenig lecture

Laszlo Hoenig, was an Austro-Hungarian architect, interior designer and cabinet-maker who practised in Berlin until 1933 when he relocated to England rather dramatically due to the political climate of the time. Within a few years, he had opened his London design studio and showroom in Mayfair and continued a successful career in business as an interior designer and maker of bespoke furniture for mostly private and some corporate clients, until his death in 1971. He was able to balance the styles from several periods whilst at the same time his work possesses a distinctive and timeless quality of its own.  Although he kept an intensely Hungarian passion beneath an acquired veneer of English reserve, the warmth of his natural Hungarian charm endured in the memories of all whom he encountered.

“Laszlo Hoenig, a Hungarian designer in Mayfair - the Italian connection.”

lecture for Cultural Programme
British Institute of Florence

20th November 2013

www.britishinstitute.it               Cultural Programme


                                                Review of lecture

This talk will also focus on Hoenig’s relationship with Italian design in the sixties through Piero Fornasetti, Giò Ponti and Fontana Arte - and the visits to Milan and Florence resulting in the re-designed London showroom being opened by the Italian Ambassador. 

An exhibition of his bespoke furniture designed and made in London between the 1930s and 1960s together with a display of the paintings and decorative arts objects from his collection during the the same period.

Curated by John Hoenig & Duane Kahlhamer

2015 dates & venue in London to be advised