The company J. & L. Lobmeyr has been working with the material glass for almost 200 years and continues until this day to rely on handcrafted perfection in creating its chandeliers and other lighting objects, like its hand-blown and hand cut crystal, and decorative glasses.
Starting from the Lobmeyr tradition of personalizing glass objects through engraving or painting, the series has been realized with the emphasis on water and glass: two substances that are strongly related visually. Using the copper wheel engraving technique, the archetypical water carafe Fortune, which was especially designed for this project, has been tooled with outlines of Austrian lakes, rivers and glaciers: the sum of these makes up the symbol of the essential wealth of everyday life.
During viennadesignweek 2010 the 21 carafes filled with original spring water were presented in the installation Reichtum (Wealth).
Anna Sartorius (eot)