mark braun: water wealth carafes for lobmeyr
mark braun: water wealth carafes for lobmeyr mark braun: water wealth carafes for lobmeyr
oct 04, 2010

mark braun: water wealth carafes for lobmeyr

‘reichtum’ (wealth) by mark braun at vienna design week image © designboom

german designer mark braun has created a collection of water carafes for the vienna-based glass and chandelier producer J. & L. lobmeyr which emphasis the elements of water and glass. exhibiting at this year’s vienna design week as a part of the program passionswege, ‘reichtum’ (german for ‘wealth’) is largely influenced by the characteristics and shapes of austrian bodies of water. using satellite images from google maps as a tool, braun engraves the outlines of lakes, rivers and glaciers found in the country on the body of the glass using a copper wheel. the finished carafes is then filled with the water of the respective body of water,  resulting in a series that, for braun, symbolizes the essential wealth of everyday life.

passionsweg is a feature program of vienna design week where designers are paired together with vienna shop and manufacturers. the outcome of the creative collaboration is objects or installations that are site-specific to the local establishment or store.

(left) exhibited water carafes image © kollektiv fischka (right) the collection image © designboom


google images of the austrian lake and river engraved on the carafes

exhibition view

also on exhibit are postcards illustrating the google map images used in the design process.

detail of postcards

(left) exhibited carafes image © designboom (right) during the copper wheel engraving process image courtesy mark braun

(left) leonid, johannes and andreas rath of lobmeyr (right) lobmeyr store in vienna images courtesy lobmeyr

  • This is such a great idea 🙂
    …will come here more often and see what you guys are doing!
    Greetings from Cologne

    Kira says:
  • Alvar Aalto designed a vase with the outline of a Finnish lake. I think it would be a good idea to take that as an inspiration

    amir says:

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