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Peter Feile

Peter Feile (1899–1972) studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Stuttgart and then worked in 1924–26 for Josef Hofmann, who introduced him to Walter Loos. Feile set up his own atelier in Würzburg as early as 1926, the year before his participation at the Werkbund Exhibition in Stuttgart (where he was responsible for furnishing part of Haus Bourgeois). At the Werkbund Estate in Vienna in 1932, he furnished house no. 19 by Walter Loos. Feile became a member of the Reichskammer der Bildenden Künste (Imperial Chamber for Fine Arts) in 1936, before joining the National Socialist Party in 1937. During post-war denazification, he was banned from professional work until 1946. Feile belonged to the circle of German architects that promoted flat-roof housing in the 1920s.