When this bowl was created in the early 1930s, Oswald Haerdtl was running Josef Hoffmann's studio. The bowl gives us an idea of how close their collaboration and a new momentum comes into play in this design by Haerdtl: the grooves and ridges make the light flicker and shimmer. Similar patterns of fluting can be found on his 1950s cutlery.
About Wiener Silber Manufactur:
1882, Alexander Sturm, a trained gold- and silversmith, founded what is today Wiener Silber Manufactur in Vienna. By the turn of the century the silversmiths created objects for the intellectual elite that favored the simple lines of the Wiener Werkstatte.
After the second World War, the manufacturer became involved with avant-garde again and partnerships with luminary designers and architects lasted until it closed its doors in 1988. It was the vision of an innovative tradition of service that inspired George Stradiot to found the Vienna Silver Manufacture in 2008. Today the company revives masterpieces from their collection of 11,000 drawings dating to 1882, as well as paves new roads in the production of silver with artists such as Erwin Wurm and Zaha Hadid.
Wiener Silber Manufactur uses a special alloy that contains 94% by mass of silver. Sterling silver, by comparison, only contains 92.5% of silver.
940 Solid Silver
Ø 11.6" x H 3.3"