Maria Likarz-Strauss was a very influential designer during her tenure at the Wiener Werkstatte. Extremely prolific, the designer produced nearly 200 designs for the workshop. She is best known for her abstract and geometric patterns. She attended the Applied Arts School between 1911 and 1915. In 1912 she was hired by the Wiener Werkestatte and worked there as a manager until 1932. It is said that her works anticipated the art deco style of the 1920s and 30s.