Vienna Design Week: Bertille & Mathieu + Lobmeyr

The French-Swiss duo reinvents an iconic company's products in a sweet collaboration

by Adam tch As part of Vienna Design Weekwhich concludes this Saturday, 5 OctoberFrench-Swiss designers Bertille Laguet and Mathieu Rohrer (Bertille & Mathieu) are currently collaborating with iconic glassware and lighting company Lobmeyr. And Leonid Rath of Lobmeyr says, “They are as sweet as their project.” Now in its seventh edition, the eventcurated by Tulga Beyerle and Lilli Holleinis highlighted every year with its Passionswege …

Vinegar and Brown Paper

Britain's Andy Poplar gives glassware a sense of humor with etched messages and mantras

by Elyssa Goodman After working in advertising for over a decade, Britain-based designer Andy Poplar was burned out—he decided to quit his job and be a stay-at-home dad. Then one day, two years ago, he decided to teach himself how to etch glass, and his unique glassware called Vinegar and Brown Paper was born. Poplar, looking for a way to “mend his head” after his …

Bomma’s Hi-Tech Crystal

Czech designers stray from tradition to produce an innovative collection of precision-cut glassware

by Adam tch The Czech Republic is famous for traditional handmade glass. Czech glass is associated with precise, handmade work created in old-fashioned factories using time-honored techniques. But two years ago the forward-thinking company Bohemia Machinelocated in Svtl, the cradle of genuine Bohemian cut crystallooked to create a way of producing high-end glassware using robotic technology. Bohemia Machine was founded in 1992 as a company …