BEAUTIFUL NUMBERS | SAGMEISTER

BEAUTIFUL NUMBERS | SAGMEISTER

Designer

Stefan Sagmeister

Manufacturer

Lobmeyr

Circa

2021

Description

Hand-painted on Drinking Set No. 4 Beer tumblers, Stefan Sagmeister's "Beautiful Numbers" series depicts data visualizations of environmental developments from the past years that are either neutral or positive. The series is composed of eight botanical illustrations by Raxenne Maniquiz which are hand-painted on No. 4 Beer Tumblers by artisans at Lobmeyr.

_Beautiful Numbers, _Sagmeister’s body of work created throughout 2020 considers how, despite media’s depictions of doom and pessimism, many facets of human life have improved over the past century. Sagmeister looks at data -- from the number of females in Parliament to literacy levels, to suicide rates -- and visualizes them by transforming 19th Century genre paintings, embroidered canvases, lenticular prints, and hand-painted water glasses with innovative graph forms to represent the progress made in recent history.

For Sagmeister, Beautiful Numbers is emblematic of how the long-term approach he cultivates in his design practice alters perceptions from the here and now to a longer arc of history. “Short term media like Twitter and hourly news create an impression of a world out of control, with democracy in peril, ubiquitous conflicts, and an overall outlook of doom. But if we look at developments concerning the world from a long-term perspective - the only sense making way - almost any aspect concerning humanity seems to get better. Fewer people go hungry, fewer people die in wars and natural disasters, more people live in democracies - and live much longer lives - than ever before. 200 years ago 9 out of 10 people could neither read nor write, now it is just 1 out of 10.”

The J. & L. Lobmeyr glasses are a part of a larger exhibition by the artist which includes a selection of works on canvas and a film. In the artist’s second collaboration with Lobmeyr, the centuries-old craftsmanship mastery of Lobmeyr merges with the timeless design inclinations of Sagmeister to create a series of glasses that depict positive or neutral data visualizations of environmental developments from recent history.

Materials

Mouth blown Crystal with hand painted details

Specifications

Collection includes 8 designs.

Dimensions

Ø 2.8 x H 4.9 in

Lead Time

8 Weeks

Care

Hand wash only.

Price

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$276 per glass

BEAUTIFUL NUMBERS | SAGMEISTERStefan Sagmeister Lobmeyr drinking glasses with hand painted leaves
Lobmeyr

Lobmeyr

Founded in 1823 by Joseph Lobmeyr, Viennese family-owned glass manufacturer J. & L. Lobmeyr has garnered worldwide recognition, and the highest regards of the design industry, for its impeccable craftsmanship, its significant design legacy, and its forward-thinking leadership from one generation to the next.  

A visionary leader, third-generation Ludwig Lobmeyr was recognized for reviving the glass and crystal traditions of Bohemia and challenging the local glass masters to improve the techniques that drew the world’s attention to the region’s savoir-faire. Ludwig is responsible for some of the most iconic Lobmeyr collections, with timeless designs by such Viennese contemporaries as Josef Hoffmann and Adolf Loos – designs which today belong to the permanent collections of major museums around the world. 

 For six generations now, J. & L. Lobmeyr has significantly contributed to the design and craft legacy of Austria and Europe. The manufacturer has built a major portfolio of private projects, as well as institutional projects including the Schönbrunn Palace, the Vienna State Opera, the Kremlin, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and the Metropolitan Opera House lights at the Lincoln Center in New York.

Lobmeyr COLLECTION

METROPOLITAN C16 METROPOLITAN C16  METROPOLITAN L16 METROPOLITAN L16  METROPOLITAN L26 METROPOLITAN L26  METROPOLITAN L30 METROPOLITAN L30  METROPOLITAN L36 METROPOLITAN L36  AUDITORIUM C18 AUDITORIUM C18  AUDITORIUM L13 AUDITORIUM L13   AUDITORIUM D11 AUDITORIUM D11  SCRIPT LAMP SCRIPT LAMP  SCRIPT CHANDELIER SCRIPT CHANDELIER  SCRIPT FLOOR LAMP SCRIPT FLOOR LAMP  SCRIPT SCONCE SCRIPT SCONCE  BALLOON | LOBMEYR BALLOON | LOBMEYR  PATRICIAN | J. HOFFMANN PATRICIAN | J. HOFFMANN  BALLERINA | P. WIESER BALLERINA | P. WIESER  AMBASSADOR | O. HAERDTL AMBASSADOR | O. HAERDTL  TRIENNALE | W. WERSIN TRIENNALE | W. WERSIN  TS248 | A. LOOS TS248 | A. LOOS  COOLER | A. LOOS COOLER | A. LOOS  GRIP | M. DESSI GRIP | M. DESSI  MONKEY FRIEZE | J. HOFFMANN MONKEY FRIEZE | J. HOFFMANN  TS4 ENGRAVED | LOBMEYR TS4 ENGRAVED | LOBMEYR  SERIE B | J. HOFFMANN SERIE B | J. HOFFMANN  CANDY DISHES | LOBMEYR CANDY DISHES | LOBMEYR  SONG FLUTE | LOBMEYR SONG FLUTE | LOBMEYR  J & L | LOBMEYR J & L | LOBMEYR  TS4 | LOBMEYR TS4 | LOBMEYR  RANFTBECHER | LOBMEYR RANFTBECHER | LOBMEYR  JOSEPHINE | POLKA JOSEPHINE | POLKA  STRNAD BOX | O. STRNAD STRNAD BOX | O. STRNAD  STÄHLEMÜHLE | M. BRAUN STÄHLEMÜHLE | M. BRAUN  LILY CUPS | KIM + HEEP LILY CUPS | KIM + HEEP  BRANDY SNIFTERS | LOBMEYR BRANDY SNIFTERS | LOBMEYR  LOBMEYR BUD VASES LOBMEYR BUD VASES  GLETSCHER SERIES VASE GLETSCHER SERIES VASE  PRISMENSCHLIFF | J. HOFFMANN PRISMENSCHLIFF | J. HOFFMANN  TREPPENSCHLIFF | J. HOFFMANN TREPPENSCHLIFF | J. HOFFMANN  LOBMEYR FLOWER VASE LOBMEYR FLOWER VASE  VASE | J. HOFFMANN VASE | J. HOFFMANN  POLKA | LOBMEYR POLKA | LOBMEYR  ALPHABET | FORMAFANTASMA ALPHABET | FORMAFANTASMA  GOBLETS | J. HOFFMANN GOBLETS | J. HOFFMANN  FORTUNE | LOBMEYR FORTUNE | LOBMEYR  WIENER STUTZEN | LOBMEYR WIENER STUTZEN | LOBMEYR  NORMAL-SPECIAL | I. CRAWFORD NORMAL-SPECIAL | I. CRAWFORD  COMMODORE | O. HAERDTL COMMODORE | O. HAERDTL  NEO II | M. GAMPER NEO II | M. GAMPER  NEO I | M. GAMPER NEO I | M. GAMPER  NEO III | M. GAMPER NEO III | M. GAMPER  NEO IV | M. GAMPER NEO IV | M. GAMPER  NEO V | M. GAMPER NEO V | M. GAMPER  NEO VI | M. GAMPER NEO VI | M. GAMPER  NEO VII | M. GAMPER NEO VII | M. GAMPER  NEO VIII | M. GAMPER NEO VIII | M. GAMPER  NEO IX | M. GAMPER NEO IX | M. GAMPER  TS4 ROTHSCHILD | LOBMEYR TS4 ROTHSCHILD | LOBMEYR  BALLOON PAINTED | LOBMEYR BALLOON PAINTED | LOBMEYR  LOBMEYR OTTO | POLKA LOBMEYR OTTO | POLKA  CRACK | M. MOSS CRACK | M. MOSS  ALPHA | LOBMEYR ALPHA | LOBMEYR  TS282 | T. MUEHLING TS282 | T. MUEHLING  LOBMEYR DROP VASES LOBMEYR DROP VASES  SCOTCH | R. STADLER SCOTCH | R. STADLER  ALPHA COURBET | LOBMEYR ALPHA COURBET | LOBMEYR  REIGEN | A. BAKKER REIGEN | A. BAKKER  RIPPLE LIGHT RIPPLE LIGHT  KNIGHT CHANDELIER (R-6) KNIGHT CHANDELIER (R-6)  KNIGHT CHANDELIER (L-5) KNIGHT CHANDELIER (L-5)  KNIGHT CHANDELIER (R-12) KNIGHT CHANDELIER (R-12)  BEAUTIFUL NUMBERS | SAGMEISTER BEAUTIFUL NUMBERS | SAGMEISTER 

BEAUTIFUL NUMBERS | SAGMEISTER