Stylized animal figures were a favorite deco…

Stylized animal figures were a favorite decoration for the painter and designer Ludwig Heinrich Jungnickel. This drinking glass features six monkeys. As illustrated in the original design drawing, Jungnickel originally intended the checkered pattern to cover the entire stem and foot. Explore the differences between the finished glass and the design drawing in “Glass of the Architects: Vienna, 1900–1937,” a cooperation of the MAK and LE STANZE DEL VETRO, on view at the Museum through January 7. 

Drinking Glass, 1911.  Designed by Ludwig Heinrich Jungnickel (Austrian, b. Germany, 1881–1965); glass form designed by Josef Hoffmann (Austrian, 1870–1956); manufactured by J. & L. Lobmeyr.  Mold-blown, bronzite-coated, and etched glass. MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art (GL 3403). © Peter Kainz/ MAK; Design Drawing for Drinking Glass Number 57/18, 1911.
Ludwig Heinrich Jungnickel (Austrian, b. Germany, 1881–1965) and Josef Hoffmann (Austrian, 1870–1956). Pen and ink on paper. On loan from J. & L. LOBMEYR Family Collection, Vienna.