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As part of the Passionswege , designer and artist Jólan van der Wiel and crystal manufacturer J. & L. Lobmeyr join forces for VIENNA DESIGN WEEK. Lobmeyr is a respected family business creating crystal of the highest craft, Jólan van der Wiel leads a young studio focused on experimental design forms. Van der Wiel is fascinated by natural forces and processes, using powers as wind, gravity and magnetism to create new forms. For this project tradition and innovation meet, exploring the relationship between two transparent phenomena: glass and water. Water forms a long-term interest of Van der Wiel, a natural element that with changing climate circumstances might play an increasingly important role in our future world.

For Passionswege, Van der Wiel took some classic vase designs by Lobmeyr, removed their tops and created installations that examined the way water takes shape, formed by these glass sements. The natural, fluid shapes resulting from this experiment are the base of new designs, appropriately titled Water Vases. During VIENNA DESIGN WEEK 2017 the experimental water flow as well as the resulting Water Vases will be on display at the J. & L. Lobmeyr main store.

The project is part of Passionswege, a long-term series of collaborations between international and Austrian designers with local Viennese craftsmen initiated by VIENNA DESIGN WEEK.

As part of the Passionswege , designer and artist Jólan van der Wiel and crystal manufacturer J. & L. Lobmeyr join forces for VIENNA DESIGN WEEK. Lobmeyr is a respected family business creating crystal of the highest craft, Jólan van der Wiel leads a young studio focused on experimental design forms. Van der Wiel is fascinated by natural forces and processes, using powers as wind, gravity and magnetism to create new forms. For this project tradition and innovation meet, exploring the relationship between two transparent phenomena: glass and water. Water forms a long-term interest of Van der Wiel, a natural element that with changing climate circumstances might play an increasingly important role in our future world.

For Passionswege, Van der Wiel took some classic vase designs by Lobmeyr, removed their tops and created installations that examined the way water takes shape, formed by these glass sements. The natural, fluid shapes resulting from this experiment are the base of new designs, appropriately titled Water Vases. During VIENNA DESIGN WEEK 2017 the experimental water flow as well as the resulting Water Vases will be on display at the J. & L. Lobmeyr main store.

The project is part of Passionswege, a long-term series of collaborations between international and Austrian designers with local Viennese craftsmen initiated by VIENNA DESIGN WEEK.