Jen DeRose -- Interior Design, 10/1/2006 12:00:00 AM
Before grabbing international headlines with the acquisition of the world's most expensive painting, Gustav Klimt's Adele Bloch-Bauer I, the Neue Galerie New York served as a jewel-box repository of Wiener Werkstätte decorative arts. "Josef Hoffmann: Interiors, 1902-1913" builds on that expertise, relying on loans and objects from the museum's permanent collection to create replicas of four rooms by the Viennese architect.
Two are bedrooms from Vienna; two are dining rooms, one from Berlin and the other from Geneva. All boast Hoffmann's furniture, lighting, and textiles. Grace notes include a tobacco case as richly rendered in gold, pearls, and opals as Klimt himself could ever have dreamed up. November 2–February 26; 212-628-6200; neuegalerie.org.