Imagine eating your Thanksgiving dinner with silverware stored in its own silk-covered presentation box! A group of architects and designers in early 20th century Austria believed in creating complete, modern interiors. They designed everything from buildings to the items inside, including glass and silverware. Explore more of this moment in design 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!
Five-Piece Silverware Set in Presentation Box, 1912. Designed by Carl Otto Czeschka (Austrian, 1878–1960); “Blumenwiese” silk pattern designed by Arthur Scharrisch (Austrian, 1888– unknown date). Manufactured by Wiener Werkstätte. Handmade and repoussé silver; malachite; silk-covered presentation box. On loan from Richard Grubman.