Lobmeyr

Ambassador Hand-Blown Crystal Cocktail Glass

€122

Ambassador Hand-Blown Crystal Champagne Flute26.5cm (h) x 6.5cm (d)

€142

The Ambassador cocktail glass by Viennese architect Oswald Haerdtl was first presented at the 1925 Art Déco exhibition in Paris. Its muslin glass is mouth-blown by skilled artisans, who work with wooden moulds at virtuoso speed to create crystal only 0.7 to 1.1 millimetres thick.

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Meet the Maker:

Lobmeyr

This Viennese glassmaker was already 60 years old when it collaborated with Thomas Edison on the first electric chandelier. Today, three cousins, Andreas, Leonid and Johannes Rath run the family business, upholding the cutting and buffing techniques of their ancestors while collaborating with some of Europe's most exciting contemporary designers.