Jólan van der Wiel

© Jólan van der Wiel

Passionswege

Jólan van der Wiel, J. & L. Lobmeyr

Jólan van der Wiel

Fr 29.09.–Sa 7.10.2017

Cocktail 29.09.2017 5pm

For around 200 years now, the old-established firm of J. & L. Lobmeyr in Vienna has been writing history in glass. Operating today in the sixth generation as a family business, it has always worked to make the secrets of the material accessible and in constant dialogue with craftspeople, designers, and customers to produce innovations. Thus the Dutchman Jólan van der Wiel is also delving deep into the vast company archive of J. & L. Lobmeyr for his Passionswege project. Just like the Viennese glass manufactory, the multidisciplinary designer – who studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie – accords great significance to the processed material. In addition, he often infuses playful aspects of natural phenomena into his designs. The result of his cooperative venture with J. & L. Lobmeyr is a fragile vase inspired by water: design as state of flow, on show in the second living room of the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK!

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