Saturday, 25 June 2011
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.