All of the beautiful curlicues and gold and square gemstones and brightly coloured graphic design have immediate appeal, but I also appreciated the simple lines and details of some of the less extravagant pieces. A lot of the objects had a slight Old School Sci Fi feel to them which has given me a craving to see the film Metropolis.
Mustard Pot by Josef Hoffman
Front door for the Viennese newspaper Die Zeit, designed by Otto Wagner. The full scale reproduction at the NGV is impressive and includes newspaper pages pinned to the panels in the front, as they would have appeared on a daily basis back in 1902.