Passionswege

Presentation

VILLE KOKKONEN

with J. & L. Lobmeyr

J. & L. Lobmeyr, Ville Kokkonen

27.9.–5.10.2019

When people think of glass, they must also think about light. Nowhere else is this more apparent than at J. & L. Lobmeyr. There, the light doesn’t merely refract into the innumerable facets of the crystal chandelier, it also plays on the surface of the virtually immaterial frosted glass. Put briefly: The craftsmanship of J. & L. Lobmeyr’s workshops makes it possible to capture the light. Is it any coincidence that a country like Finland, where sunlight’s a valuable resource, is equally famous for glass manufacturing? Also, the daylight lamp designed for Artek by Ville Kokkonen, one of the Scandinavian country’s most distinguished industrial designers, can be found in many Finnish homes. How Kokkonen can work with the abundance of craft possibilities at J. & L. Lobmeyr, which contrasts with the sobermindedness his home country’s so well known for, is shown by this year’s Passionswege. Together, the designer and manufacturer will search for light – both in solid blocks and fragile bubbles of glass.