16 light Lobmeyr Metropolitan chandelier

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16 light Lobmeyr Metropolitan chandelier in brass with hand cut crystals and glass designed by Hans Harold Rath for the Metropolitan Opera House in New York in 1963.
Details
Creator
J.L Lobmeyr (Manufacturer)
Of the Period
Mid-Century Modern
Place of Origin
Austria
Date of Manufacture
1963
Period
1960-1969
Materials and Techniques
Crystal
Glass
Wood
Brass
Condition
Good
Dimensions
55 in. H
140 cm H
Diameter
40
Dealer Location
New York, NY
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
1310218057395

About J.L Lobmeyr (Manufacturer)

The venerable Austrian firm J. & L. Lobmeyr is one of the world’s premier glassware makers and purveyors, noted especially for its lighting and tableware designs. Headquartered in Vienna, Lobmeyr has won numerous illustrious commissions in its nearly two centuries in business, including the chandeliers for the Hapsburg monarchy’s Schönbrunn Palace, the Lincoln Center home of the Metropolitan Opera in New York, and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

Lobmeyr is still family owned and managed. The company was founded by glass trader Josef Lobmeyr in 1823. It thrived during the long tenure of his son Ludwig, who built a network of manufacturers and artisanal workshops in Bohemia—central Europe’s revered glass-making region, now part of the Czech Republic—and earned imperial patronage. (He also collaborated with Thomas Edison to create the first electric chandelier, in 1883.) His nephew, Stefan Rath, who took over as head of Lobmeyr in 1917, introduced modernist design to the company repertoire, contracting with designers such as Josef Hoffmann, Adolf Loos, Otto Prutscher and Michael Powolny to create tableware.

Lobmeyr has never been married to a dominant in-house design type. The firm has produced chandeliers and sconces in styles as various as neo-Baroque, Rococo, neoclassical (or Louis XVI), Art Nouveau, minimalist and “sputnik” mid-century modern. As you will see from the offerings available on these pages, Lobmeyr can bring a sense of grandeur suitable to any décor.

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532 W 25th St.
New York NY 10001
US
(646) 832-4261
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