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While carrying out a study of the Viennese architect Josef Hoffmann, Arnell and Bickford came across a photograph of a basket designed in 1906. This was a prototype which never entered production and no drawings or sketches were ever found. With a view to starting up mass production, the project started from the only existing document - that old photograph - and required a highly complex philological reconstruction work, which was made possible with the help of three-dimensional image processing techniques using the Harris 500 computer of Digital Effects, New York. In consideration of the inevitable arbitrariness of this historical reconstruction, we have preferred to attribute the project to the two young American architects. Diameter (inches): 9′′