J. & L. Lobmeyr, 2014

Water covers 70% of the Earth's surface, and it is vital for all known forms of life. Only 2.5% of the Earth's water is freshwater, while less than 0.3% of all freshwater is found in rivers, lakes, and the atmosphere.
№ – Still, view of the collection.
'Still' is a collection of carefully engraved crystals, designed to serve the most humble and fundamental of all drinks: tap water. The works have been developed for and in cooperation with the renewed Viennese company J.& L. Lobmeyr1. The collection pairs crystal with copper and activated charcoal to improve the taste of tap water.
№ – Still, view of the collection.
№ – Water bacteria, medium vessel, copper filter, detail.
№ – Water bacteria, medium vessel and ladle.
№ – Water bacteria, medium vessel and ladle, detail.
As a homage to the great tradition of Lobmeyr, the designers have included in the collection two customized versions of the Candy Dish designed by Oswald Haerdtl for the company in 1925, now to be used as containers for activated charcoal. Formafantasma also designed a copper spoon inspired by the iconic piece and a series of copper cups as a reference to the Drinking service no.267 'Alpha' designed by Hans Herald Rath.
№ – Water bacteria, charcoal dish.
№ – Copper spoon.
№ – H2O, Jug and filter.
№ – Silica, medium vessel and filter.
№ – Silica tumblers.
№ – Silica tumbler, detail.

Notes, References and External Links

1. J.& L. Lobmeyr. Crystal stemware. J.& L. Lobmeyr, High – end, family – owned shop since 1823 crafting crystal stemware & chandeliers, with a brand museum.  


CONCEPT, DESIGN Andrea Trimarchi, Simone Farresin
DEVELOPMENT Francesco Zorzi
PHOTO CREDITS Formafantasma


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