PASSION FOR SILVER SINCE 1882
Wiener Silber Manufactur is pleased to exhibit a selection of masterpieces from their collection, on view at ICFF in New York from May 19 – 22, 2019.
The historic Viennese silversmith presents iconic 20th century and contemporary silver designs at the 2019 edition of ICFF: the luxury furniture fair. From crafted cutlery to delicate contemporary objects, the presentation includes extraordinary designs dating back to the 20th century by Josef Hoffmann, Otto Prutscher, Oswald Haerdtl, as well as contemporary works by New York based designer, Ted Muehling. The manufacture presents notable designs by the Viennese avant-garde and founders of the Wiener Werkstätte. In line with the focus on 20th century silver, this year’s presentation is reminiscent of the Wiener Werkstätte: the table resembling the appearance and ambiance of the historic workshop.
Wiener Silber Manufactur will exhibit amongst “Wien Products,” a program for a select group of Viennese companies and cultural institutions. “Wien Products” will present exquisite craftsmanship and innovation design, “Made in Vienna,” including works by iconic glassware company, J.&L. Lobmeyr and many more.
About Wiener Silber Manufactur
Wiener Silber Manufactur produces masterpieces from their collection of 11,000 drawings, dating back to the 19th century. This archive includes works by Josef Hoffmann, Koloman Moser, Otto Prutscher and Oswald Haerdtl. Continuing their long-standing tradition in supporting and collaborating with contemporary art and design, recent editions include world-renowned architect Zaha Hadid, Austrian artist Erwin Wurm, recognized contemporary designer Ted Muehling, Tomás Alonso and many more.
The Viennese manufacture was founded in 1882 in Vienna. 120 years ago, the company furnished the Imperial Court and the Vienna aristocracy with meticulously crafted cutlery and flatware. The silversmiths greatly supported the designers of the Wiener Werkstätte to realize their artistic visions in this new medium. The history, cultural identity and iconic archive of 19th and 20th century designs led to its revival of what is today called Wiener Silber Manufactur, in 2008.
The manufacture, to this day, produce quality designs and superior craftsmanship based on methods of traditional silversmiths’ and the use of high-quality silver. The entire collection of objects is both timeless and an exquisite tribute to Viennese tradition.