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Liquid Skin Drinking Cup, 2001

This is a Drinking cup. It was manufactured by J. & L. Lobmeyr GmbH.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It has been able to spend time at the museum on loan from J. & L. Lobmeyr GmbH.

It is dated 2001 and we acquired it in 2009. Its medium is mold-blown glass. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Barbara Ambrosz developed this thinly blown crystal vessel with pinched sides for the celebrated Austrian glass company, Lobmeyr. The company has had a long history since its inception in the early nineteenth century, working with designers from the Weiner Werkstatte, including Josef Hoffmann and Otto Prutscher. The firm helped found the Austrian Werkbund. The spirit of innovation has always been alive at Lobmeyr serving as a laboratory for designers to test new techniques and ideas. Ambrosz’s drinking cup is uniquely shaped to fit on top of a user’s fingertips, instead of being gripped by the hand.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of Dale and Doug Anderson, Anonymous Donor, Arthur Liu, and Prairie Pictures, Inc. and from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund.

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  • fused and thermo-formed glass threads (filet-de-verre technique).
  • Museum purchase through gift of Anonymous Donor, Carol B. Brener and Stephen....
  • 1986-20-1

Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 4.5 x 13 cm (1 3/4 x 5 1/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Liquid Skin Drinking Cup, 2001; Manufactured by J. & L. Lobmeyr GmbH (Austria); Austria; mold-blown glass; H x diam.: 4.5 x 13 cm (1 3/4 x 5 1/8 in.); Museum purchase through gift of Dale and Doug Anderson, Anonymous Donor, Arthur Liu, and Prairie Pictures, Inc. and from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund; 2009-18-148

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