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Ludwig Lobmeyr

Ludwig Lobmeyr (1829-1917) was an Austrian glass designer and industrialist. In 1864 he gained control of J. & L. Lobmeyr, the Viennese glassware company founded by his father and still active today. He is considered responsible for the revival of Bohemian glass work and the art of engraving, seen in his own designs of hand-blown vases and glass sets. Under his leadership the company established itself as one of the best in Austria, exhibiting at the Paris International Exhibition of 1867, and the Vienna International Exhibition of 1873. He sought high-profile collaborations with architects and designers and in 1883 his company worked with Thomas Edison to produce the first electric chandelier.


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