Since 1823, the Viennese glass manufacturer J. & L. Lobmeyr  has stood for artistic, masterfully executed glasses, drinking  services, chandeliers, and decorative objects of fine dining.

Over the course of six generations, the Lobmeyr family has managed  to combine tradition with innovation and to shape glass design far beyond the borders of Austria with designs by creative minds such as Theophil Hansen, Josef Hoffmann, Adolf Loos, Lotte Fink, Marianne Rath, Michael Anastassiades, Max Lamb, POLKA, Martino Gamper, and Sebastian Menschhorn. On the occasion of its 200th anniversary, the MAK, which can look back on a long-standing connection with the glassmaking dynasty, is honoring J. & L. Lobmeyr with an exhibition that makes the unbelievable variety of the objects tangible. In the exhibition design, an aspect that is often perceived only intuitively will be formative: J. & L. Lobmeyr’s deep understanding of the interplay of light and shadow. The anniversary exhibition plays with the optical charms that Lobmeyr glass unfolds when placed in light.

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