In 2008, an exhibition at Tate Liveprool, Gustav Klimt: Painting, Design and Modern Life in Vienna 1900 told the story of the intellectual and cultural ambitions of Gustav Klimt and a number of his close contemporaries who, together, formed a radical cultural group called the Viennese Secession.

As well as paintings by Gustav Klimt and others, the exhibition featured work by architects, furniture and fashion designers who shared a common artistic vision. Art critic Nick Hackworth went to look around.