Lobmeyr Metropolitan Opera Crystal Chandelier Foyer L36, Mid-Century Modern For Sale
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Lobmeyr Metropolitan Opera Crystal Chandelier Foyer L36, Mid-Century Modern

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Designer: Hans Harald Rath, Lobmeyr Year of design: 1966 About the piece: 2016 marked the 50th anniversary of the Metropolitan chandelier creation, designed by Hans Harald Rath for the Metropolitan Opera in New York. The Lincoln Center commission was ordered to Lobmeyr by the Republic of Austria as a gift in gratitude for the United States aid in the European Recovery Program. The very first ovation in the Metropolitan Opera house erupted when the chandelier rose toward the ceiling on its grand opening night, September 16, 1966. The piece was made of 49,000 Swarovski crystals and 1,000 sputniks. The inspiration to this design was supplied by the architect of the Met, Edwar K. Harrisson who presented pictures of distant galaxies. Mister Rath presented his design concept to the architect and the Lincoln Center committee with a prototype made of potatoes and tooth picks. 50 years later, the Metropolitan lighting collection remains the iconic and best seller of Lobmeyr’s lines of chandeliers. Prescription and illustration may be found in an article of Ingrid Mu¨ller, Leuchten in der Metropolitan Opera, New York, Lichttechnik 1/1967, Berlin. Material: Brass, Swarovski hand cut crystal. Nickel Finish: Polished. Matte. Electrical specifications: Light bulbs: E14 (Qty: 36). Max. Wattage: 2160 W. Weight: 75 kg Custom options: Various metal finish options available upon request. Elliptical layout customization available upon request.

Additional Options

Custom metal finishes available. Piece is featured here in standard Nickel Finish with Black 'Sputniks' and hand cut Swarovskis.

Details

  • Condition
    New
  • Dimensions
    H 35.44 in. x Dm 70.87 in.H 90 cm x Dm 180 cm
  • Diameter
    70.87 in. (180 cm)
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Seller Reference Number
    MET 6725-L-36
  • Reference Number
    LU1877310364251
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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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