Category: Glass of the Architects

The detailed design on this lidded box was exe…

The detailed design on this lidded box was executed with a traditional glass decorating technique of Schwartzlot (painting with black enamel on glass). Developed in the seventeenth century, Schwartzlot was often used for finely detailed imagery. The decorative technique experienced a revival in the early twentieth century as designers successfully adapted Schwartzlot for innovative styles and patterning. Take time to investigate this and other Schwartzlot objects 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. 

Box with Lid, 1913. Designed and manufactured by Karl Massnetz (Austrian, 1890-1918). Mold-blown, hot-worked, enameled, and gilded glass. H. 12.3 cm; Diam. 11.1 cm. MAK, Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art (WI 1269-1, -2). © Kristina Satori/ MAK.

This mold-blown, fluted vase was designed by J…

This mold-blown, fluted vase was designed by Josef Hoffmann for the Wiener Werkstätte. When promoting and selling their designs, the Wiener Werkstätte would display a variety of objects together to produce dynamic compositions. In one contemporary illustration, a blue example of this vase was displayed with a silk textile and a hand-embossed silver tea and coffee service. Collectively, they demonstrate that the workshop produced objects meant to be purchased, displayed, and used in concert with one another. Explore more glassware from the Wiener Werkstätte 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. 

Fluted Vase, about 1922.  Designed by Josef Hoffmann (Austrian, 1870–1956); manufactured by Wiener Werkstätte and Meyr’s Neffe.  Mold-blown and hot-worked glass. H. 23 cm, Diam. 14.5 cm.  The Corning Museum of Glass (97.3.9). Illustration from Die Wiener Werkstätte, 1903–1928: Modernes Kunstgewerbe und sein Weg, (Modern decorative art and its path), featuring the silk Crêpe de Chine in the “Anemone” pattern by Felice Ueno Rix (Austrian, 1893–1967) and a silver tea and coffee service and glass vase by Josef Hoffmann, Compiled by Mathilde Flӧgl (Austrian, 1893–1958); binding designed by Vally Wieselthier (Austrian, 1895–1945) and Gudrun Baudisch (Austrian, 1907–1982); Wiener Werkstätte (Vienna: Krystall-Verlag, 1929). Paper, papier maché binding. L. 24 cm, W. 23 cm. The Corning Museum of Glass, Rakow Research Library (169938).

This ewer and tumbler were designed by student…

This ewer and tumbler were designed by students at the School of Applied Arts in Vienna.  The bright yellow polka dots and applied yellow handle on the ewer lend vibrancy and cheer to these functional objects. Explore other examples of brightly colored and brilliantly executed early 20th-century glass 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. 

Ewer and Tumbler, before 1905.  Designed by K. & K. Wiener Kunstgewerbeschule.  Blown, hot-worked, etched, and cut glass.  H. 17.2 cm, Diam. 8.2 cm.; H. 14.3 cm, Diam. 7.2 cm.  MAK, Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art (WI 529; WI 575). © MAK/ Kristina Wissik.

This vase depicts the romance of Ariadne and…

This vase depicts the romance of Ariadne and Bacchus. In Classical mythology, Bacchus falls in love with Ariadne after he and his reveling followers encounter her on the shores of the Island of Naxos.  Broken-hearted and deserted by her former lover, Ariadne accepts Bacchus’ offer of marriage. The “Ariadne” vase was designed by Lotte Fink, engraved August Bischof Jr., and manufactured by the firm J. & L. Lobmeyr.  Swipe through to see Bischof’s mark and the engraved date. Explore outstanding examples of Austrian glass in “Glass of the Architects: Vienna, 1900–1937,” a cooperation of the MAK and LE STANZE DEL VETRO, only on view at CMoG through January 7!

“Ariadne” Vase, designed 1923; manufactured 1925. Designed by Lotte Fink (Austrian, 1898–1984); manufactured by J. & L. Lobmeyr, probably engraved by August Bischof Jr. (Austrian, 1889–1977). Blown and engraved glass. H. 17.6 cm, Diam. 14.8 cm. The Corning Museum of Glass (72.3.10).

The Museum’s 57th Annual Seminar on Glass begi…

The Museum’s 57th Annual Seminar on Glass begins tomorrow. This year, Seminar focuses on cut and engraved glass. The vibrant design of this cut vase was created especially for the 1914 German Werkbund Exhibition in Cologne. Its ribbed outer walls and wavy cut decoration produce a captivating optical illusion of repeating thin vertical lines. Stay tuned on our Twitter for Seminar updates and don’t miss “Glass of the Architects: Vienna, 1900–1937,” a cooperation of the MAK and LE STANZE DEL VETRO, on view at CMoG through January 7. 

Vase, designed about 1914; manufactured about 1914–1920.  Designed by K. & K. Fachschule für Glasindustrie Haida; manufactured by Karl Meltzer & Co. Cased, mold-blown, and cut glass. H. 26.1 cm, Diam. 9.3 cm.  The Corning Museum of Glass (2017.3.55, gift of Roberta B. Elliott).

Often, comparing design drawings to the finish…

Often, comparing design drawings to the finished products reveal that designs can change during the manufacturing process. This design drawing and vase are by Dagobert Peche. The drawing does not include the stars that adorn the final vase. In fact, Peche wrote the following note, in German, “I would be happy if the glass otherwise remains entirely white.” But, off to the right, someone else wrote the note: “Received little stars.” See both the design drawing and vase 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. 

Design Drawing for Vase, Model Nr. A I 787-143, about 1919. Dagobert Peche (Austrian, 1887–1923). Graphite pencil and gouache on paper. H. 26 cm, W. 21.2 cm. MAK, Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art (KI 12782-21). ©MAK; Pokal with Cut Stars, about 1919-1920. Designed by Dagobert Peche (Austrian, 1887–1923); manufactured by Wiener Werkstätte and Joh. Oertel & Co. Cased, mold-blown, and cut glass. H. 22.7 cm, Diam. 17.1 cm. The Corning Museum of Glass (2010.3.134).

Our 57th Annual Seminar on Glass begins in jus…

Our 57th Annual Seminar on Glass begins in just two weeks! This year, we’re taking a look at cut and engraved glass. Seminar speakers will explore international influences on this art form from 1825–1945. Register for Seminar today.

2 Decanters with Stoppers, Augustus W. Haselbauer (engraver), Hoare & Dailey (manufacturer), probably Corning, New York, United States, about 1877. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. George M. Wyckoff, Jr. 83.4.161.

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.

As a young architect, Josef Hoffmann was a p…

As a young architect, Josef Hoffmann was a professor at the School of Applied Arts in Vienna.  Alongside his colleagues, Hoffmann taught students how to design glass, furniture, graphics, textiles, and more. See this vase and other glass objects from the School of Applied Arts 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! 

Vase, 1899. Designed by Josef Hoffmann (Austrian, 1870–1956); manufactured by E. Bakalowits & Söhne and Meyr’s Neffe. Mold-blown and iridized glass; wood. H. 46.5 cm, Diam. 17.5 cm. MAK, Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art (LHG 1984-34). © MAK/ Katrin Wisskirchen.

Hilda Jesser, a former student of Josef Hoffma…

Hilda Jesser, a former student of Josef Hoffmann’s at the School of Applied Arts in Vienna, was an employee of the Wiener Werkstätte from 1916 to 1922. During that time, she demonstrated her versatility as an artist by creating designs for a wide variety of media, including glass, ceramics, print, embroidery, leather, metalwork, and wall paintings. Jesser enhanced the form of this vase (designed by Hoffmann) with an energetic blue and white enamel decoration that envelops the surface. See this beautiful vase on display in “Glass of the Architects: Vienna, 1900-1937,” a cooperation of the MAK and LE STANZE DEL VETRO, at the Museum through January 7.

Vase with Blue Flowers, about 1917. Designed and decorated by Hilda Jesser (Austrian, 1894-1985); glass form designed by Josef Hoffmann (Austrian, 1870-1956); manufactured by Wiener Werkstätte and Joh. Oertel & Co. Mold-blown, hotworked, and enameled glass. H. 19.8 cm, Diam. 11.7 cm. The Corning Museum of Glass (2005.3.11).