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Anabela Chan . ART

HUMMINGBIRD . Decanter . Lobmeyr

£1,150.00

Anabela Chan . ART

HUMMINGBIRD . Decanter . Lobmeyr

£1,150.00

DESIGNER . Anabela Chan

MANUFACTURER . Lobmeyr

DIMENSIONS . Ø 13 x H 38.4 cm

MATERIALS . Lobmeyr Muslin Crystal hand-painted in Vienna

Edition of 10

Chan’s pieces evoke the Fin-de-Siecle collections of hand-painted blown glass menageries. Their fragility and precision combine to create forms that hardly seem objects of nature. Through an alchemy of natural, precious and man-made materials, Anabela combines elegant sculptural forms with dream-like romanticism and thought-provoking narratives, to create enchanting one-of-a-kind treasures that are adorned and collected alike.

About J. & L. Lobmeyr . The Magic of Sensuality: Viennese Glass and Chandelier Manufacturer Celebrates 190 Years of Creativity 

Lobmeyr is in its sixth generation as a family business today. A love of the material, the emotional relationship with the product and the commitment of personal energy defined our method of working from the beginning. In this context each generation leaves its trace. 
In 1823 Josef Lobmeyr senior founds the company in Vienna’s Weihburggasse and soon becomes Purveyor to the Imperial Court. Josef and Ludwig Lobmeyr (1855– 1917): Ludwig becomes the pioneer of Austrian/Bohemian crystal production and presents the company at the first World Fairs; in 1864 he is the co-founder of the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna. Ludwig’s nephew Stefan Rath senior (1902–1960) leads Lobmeyr into the Modern Movement and is a co-founder of the Österreichischer Werkbund in 1912. 
Enduring classics are created in cooperation with Josef Hoffmann and the other artists of the Wiener Werkstätte. Hans Harald Rath (1938–1968) rebuilds Austrian crystal manufacture after the war and revolutionises the chandelier. An example of his work still hangs in the auditorium of the Vienna State Opera today.