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Lobmeyr Metropolitan L16

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Lobmeyr Metropolitan L16

28,280.00

DESIGNER

Hans Harald Rath, 1966

 

MANUFACTURER

Lobmeyr

 

DESCRIPTION

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 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. 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. Fifty 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 Müller, Leuchten in der Metropolitan Opera, New York, Lichttechnik 1/1967, Berlin

 

 

MATERIAL

Brass-plated nickel & Hand cut crystal

* Custom Finishes and Materials Available Upon Request

 

SPECIFICATIONS

H 55 x Ø 100 cm

Weight: 19kg

Lights: E14 (16) / Max Watts: 960

 

PRICE

$28,280

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