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DECEMBER 2016-JANUARY 2017

VIENNA'S ON-GOING CRAFTSMANSHIP & DESIGN LEGACY, Part II
LOBMEYR
Exhibition Brief

 

Since the beginning of the 19th century, the glass dynasty Lobmeyr has proved to be one of the most innovative and renowned in the Austrian industry. Rather than limiting himself to the role of glass merchant, its founder Josef Lobmeyr, exclusive supplier to the Imperial court, invested and developed new designs and manufacturing techniques. Expanding upon the traditional offerings from the 19th century, Lobmeyr’s successor Stefan Rath looked to the Wiener Werkstätte architects and artists for further inspiration in developing more progressive designs for service sets, decorative figures and glass chandeliers.

 

The Viennese family-owned workshop has long gained worldwide recognition. It remains one of the most regarded glass makers today. 2016 marks 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. 

 

At the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Lobmeyr's Metropolitan Chandeliers donation to the New York City's Institution, Les Ateliers Courbet and will present a retrospective exhibition showing the design and craftsmanship legacy of Vienna's innovative and iconic glass makers including their latest creations. 



NEW PIECES TO BE UNVEILED SOON
VIEW LOBMEYR FULL CATALOGUE HERE
 
MARCH 2017

I VASSALLETTI
TUSCANY'S MARQUETRY AND WOODCRAFT HERITAGE
Exhibition Brief

Les Ateliers Courbet is pleased to introduce the exquisite marquetry, wall paneling, inlayed flooring and boiserie work of i Vassalletti in the United States. The three-generation family owned workshop that has quietly cultivated an international clientele from their remote woodcraft studio located in the hills of Tuscany.

The Italian craftsmen have mastered and advanced manifold crafts inspired by their cultural heritage of intricate wall paneling and wood flooring. Now accessible through Les Ateliers Courbet, the Tuscan studio works on commission basis offering their expertise to Architects and Interior Designers, accompanying their creative vision from the original design idea to the delivery of exquisite bespoke flooring, paneling and architectural details. 

The exhibition at Les Ateliers Courbet will showcase a new installation taking over the floor, the walls and the ceiling of the gallery. 

VIEW CATALOGUE HERE
 
FEBRUARY – MARCH 2017

HOSOO
CARRIERS OF KYOTO'S WEAVING LEGACY SINCE 1688

Exhibition Brief


This retrospective exhibition will unfold the 328 years old history of 12-generation weavers family, Hosoo. The Kyoto based workshop's established recognition can be traced back to 1688 when the Hosoo family was the Obi belt weavers and Kimono tailors of the Emperor of Japan and his family. While Hosoo remains a regarded destination for Kimonos in Japan, the family-owned company has expanded its mastery of three-dimensional weaving techniques to upholstery textiles purveying a loyal clientele of interior designers and architects. 12th generation, Masataka Hosoo has widely contributed to the international awareness of his family's textiles with artistic collaborations including Teresita Fernandez, Peter Marino, the Hyatt Hotel Group and furniture maker, Stellar Works among others. 

Next to archive textile pieces, Obi belts and Kimonos, Les Ateliers Courbet will unveil new artists collaborations introducing new patterns and applications.

ABOUT HOSOO HERE