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.

mark braun: water wealth carafes for lobmeyr (left) exhibited water carafes image © kollektiv fischka (right) the collection image © designboom

mark braun: water wealth carafes for lobmeyr close-up

mark braun: water wealth carafes for lobmeyr google images of the austrian lake and river engraved on the carafes

mark braun: water wealth carafes for lobmeyr exhibition view

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

mark braun: water wealth carafes for lobmeyr detail of postcards

mark braun: water wealth carafes for lobmeyr (left) exhibited carafes image © designboom (right) during the copper wheel engraving process image courtesy mark braun

mark braun: water wealth carafes for lobmeyr (left) leonid, johannes and andreas rath of lobmeyr (right) lobmeyr store in vienna images courtesy lobmeyr

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

    Kira

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