The Old Court Silver and Table Room in Vienna’s Hofburg is home to the drinking glass service of the imperial household, which was an essential component of the associated dining culture. The Vienna court was not only an important client but also a source of inspiration for the modern design of its day. This is clearly demonstrated by the close cooperation with the Vienna glassmaker LOBMEYR. During the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK, the Vienna Furniture Museum is marking the twin anniversaries of 200 years of LOBMEYR (1823) and 150 years since the Vienna World’s Fair (1873) by turning its attention to modern drinking glasses by designers based in Austria. These show how recent glass design has readdressed the question of stemmed glass or beaker, created completely new forms of drinking glass, and creatively updated the glasses in which traditional drinks such as water, wine, and beer are served. Curated by Eva B. Ottillinger, designed by Sebastian Menschhorn.
With works by: EOOS (Martin Bergmann, Gernot Bohmann und Harald Gründl), Glashütte Comploj (Robert Comploj), Thomas Feichtner, Martino Gamper, feinedinge* (Sandra Haischberger), Ludwig Lobmeyr, Adolf Loos, Lucy.D (Barbara Ambrosz und Karin Santorso), design.mikimartinek (Miki Martinek), Sebastian Menschhorn, Hans Harald Rath, POLKA (Marie Rahm and Monica Singer), Josef Storck, Matteo Thun, Tino Valentinitsch, and Vandasye (Georg Schnitzer and Peter Umgeher)
Other events marking the 200th anniversary of LOBMEYR: At Kärntner Straße 26, visitors can marvel at old and new highlights as well as the impressive sales facilities of LOBMEYR. On 24.9., the MAK invites visitors to the festive finale of the exhibition “Glitz and Glamour”.
Cocktail 28.9. 6 pm: The Vienna Furniture Museum celebrates its 25th anniversary and presents the new LOBMEYR glass “Poppea” by Sebastian Menschhorn.