I'm sure many of you are familiar with Lobmeyr crystal. This Austrian manufacturer has produced some of the most iconic crystal patterns of the 20th c. One of their most famous designs is "Service B", designed by Josef Hoffman in 1912 (above). But did you know that they also designed chandeliers and mirrors? (I didn't- hence this post!) Each of the designs featured below are so unique, and they certainly are not lacking in glamour. What is amazing, though, is the creativity and history of the designs as well as the workmanship. They are truly pieces of art!
"Baroque Crystal Fruit Chandelier", designed in 1937 by Stefan Rath. Available at Moss.
"MET" single ball candlestick; 1966. The MET series was designed by Hans Harald Rath and was inspired by the chandeliers he designed for the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. Available at Moss.
"Chinese Pavilion Chandelier", originally designed in 1923 by Carl Witzmann. Witzmann based this design on chandeliers he created for Vienna's Theater in der Josefstadt. Available at Moss.
"MET Table Lamp", 2001. Designed by Johannes Rath, grandson of Hans Harald. Again, inspired by Hans Harald's work for the Metropolitan Opera. At Moss.
The image of this wall lamp was taken from Lobmeyr's site. Unfortunately, I don't have the history of it, but I do love the design.
"The 180 Year Waltz: London Embassy chandelier"; 1966. Designed by Ceno Kosak for the Austrian Embassy in London. Available at Moss.
The "Block" Mirror from Moss (2006) looks like a giant emerald cut diamond- perfect for a touch of glamour.