Start & collaboration
My first design – when I was around 16 years old – was a champagne glass, inspired by the delicate glassware from Leerdam, under the inspired direction of Marijn Cochius (1874-1938). In this search for glassware and designers it was later that I discovered Lobmeyr. Immediately I fell in love with the Drinking Set by Hans Harald Rath and the Candy Dish by Oswald Haerdtl. Since then, it has been a desire to work together. Lobmeyr for me, stands for perfect, thin blown shapes; like soap bubbles.
In November 2016, Konstantin Schmoelzer, former student and now partner within the studio, introduced me to Leonid, Andreas and Johannes Rath. It took some time to come together, and to find one another in a fitting design. For me, it was clear form the start that I eagerly wanted to work with their speciality, the ultra thin glass blown in such a way that the tension becomes tangible. This lead to the design of Reigen and currently we are working on a project called Night Set.
It concerns two tumblers that together form a set, both have their own shape and appearance, combined a third shape is created. There are three sets in total, all tumblers are interchangeable, 18 combinations are possible. We named it 'Reigen' after the controversial theatre play by Arthur Schnitzler.
The glass and carafe form a pair without giving away instantly their formal relation. The size aspect is interesting, the carafe looks small but contains enough to poor a little more. And then you have the different options to combine/stack, when the glass is on top it prevents dust to enter, when finished you can let the glass loose its last drip into the carafe when upside down and you can stack them both with bottoms down, don’t know what for but it looks good :-)