“Glass of the Architects: Vienna, 1900–1937,” a cooperation of the MAK and LE STANZE DEL VETRO, is now open to the public in the Museum’s Changing Exhibitions Gallery! A group of progressive architects in early 20th century Austria believed it was their role to design buildings and all aspects of interior decoration. Glass emerged as a captivating material in which to explore modern aesthetics. These iconic wine glasses, designed by Otto Prutscher, embody a geometric approach often associated with 20th century Austrian design. Marvel over their design and craftmanship in “Glass of the Architects: Vienna, 1900–1937,” on view through January 7, 2019.
Six Wineglasses, about 1907. Designed by Otto Prutscher (Austrian, 1880-1949); manufactured by E. Bakalowits & Sӧhne and Meyr’s Neffe Glassworks. Cased, mold-blown, hotworked, and cut glass. Largest wineglass: H. 20.3 cm, Diam. 8.5 cm. The Corning Museum of Glass (2009.3.13).