The design of the necklace Beach Balls is a miniature-scale version of an architectural project of the architect and designer Stephan Vary. The poetic translation of a room concept into a miniature object is a masterful interplay of shape and dimension. Made by the renowned Viennese jeweler Schullin, the jewelry piece represents extravagance and distinctive sensibility.
The two spheres can be arranged in different constellations. In the light, the lattice structure of the pendant throws delicate shadow patterns on the skin and clothing. This interplay of light and shadow was captured in an exclusive shoot in Villa Beer in Vienna by the internationally renowned fashion photographer Michael Dürr.
Labvert created a curved bar table for the beer brewery R.M.Müller Bier which alludes to the nuanced colors of the brews. Five specially developed clay coolers are embedded in its center.
The design of the expansive storage installation was influenced by the bottle fermentation method, which requires the bottles to remain vertical: In place of ordinary shelves, a geometrical arrangement of oak slats forms the support for the five beer varieties. The beer glasses were also specially designed by Labvert.
Adolf Loos designed a light for the men’s fashion store Knize in Vienna in 1930 which today serves as the inspiration for new designs from Labvert. The dodecahedron is interpreted based on a contemporary understanding of shape and today’s technology to form a chandelier or light object. The basic shape is implemented in various materials and light media and manufactured in limited series.
The project Loos Lamps is a dialogue between generations. Sculptural quality and new technologies are seen as a continuation of a Viennese design tradition in a contemporary context.
Design: Labvert 2013
Photos: Andreas Scheiblecker