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Presentation

MICHAEL ANASTASSIADES: FLINT

J. & L. Lobmeyr

27.9.–5.10.2019

Glass has a number of different facets – and for nearly 200 years, Vienna’s long­established manufac­tory J. & L. Lobmeyr has transformed it into lasting products with the most interesting designers of the day. After the series of lights “Captured” in 2012, designer Michael Anastas­siades has turned to the archaic beauty of broken glass, for example in the new cup collection “Flint.” Flint hand axes with shell-­shaped ridged faces are considered the first objects designed by humans, and the work­ing of stone as the model for glass­ making. Thinking back to the origins of civilized techniques, Anastassia­ des demanded of those responsible at J. & L. Lobmeyr extremely precise production to do justice to his idea in a haptic sense.