This vase is made of five individual glass com…

This vase is made of five individual glass components and was designed by the accomplished architect Leopold Bauer. Like his contemporaries, Bauer approached the design of decorative objects in an architectural way. By creating vases that could be assembled like building blocks, individual glass components could be rearranged for different floral displays.  Explore this pivotal moment in design in “Glass of the Architects: Vienna, 1900-1937,” a cooperation of the MAK and LE STANZE DEL VETRO, now on view through January 7, 2019.

Centerpiece, 1906. Designed by Leopold Bauer (Austrian, 1872-1938); manufactured by Johann Lӧtz Witwe. Mold-blown glass, etched. H. 13 cm, Diam 17 cm. MAK, Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art (LHG 1984-19/1-4). © MAK/ Georg Mayer