Designer : Josef Hoffmann, 1912
Fabriquant : Lobmeyr
Drinking Set Series B Wine glass (D 67 x H 135mm)
Josef Hoffmann first designed this collection in 1912. In 1914 Lobmeyr edited the mat glass with black enamel broncit decoration for the first time. There is proof that this set was distributed through the shops of the Wiener Werkstätte at the time of its creation and today it sits in the collections of the major design museums across the globe.
The technique of melting quartz sand and shaping objects of enduring culturalvalue dates back to the fourth century before Christ. The approach to the qualityof glass we take foregranted today was slow and careful. Glass has always fascinated mankind. With its transparency, its unique shiny surface and its play with light and reflection, glass has properties otherwise only found in diamonds or rock crystal.This fascination for crystal has been the driving force behind Lobmeyr for almost200 years. Through six generations the properties of crystal have been testedand researched and its handling and forming possibilities explored. Thus we havelearned how to make the magic of the material enduringly visible. We concentrate on the virtuous technical handling of this challenging substance, on lovingly crafted details and subtle shine instead of "loud" glitter. Regardless whether wafer thin blown muslin glass or glass that owes its shape to cutting - Lobmeyr reinstates the beauty of this omnipresent material, bringing elegance and refinement back to everyday life.