Annette Ahrens will give an overview and the historic lineage of Viennese tableware designs, production and design influences from 1850 to the present day. The talk will focus on the relationship of the Lobmeyr designs to design in Austria and Bohemia-Chekia and of the relationship of Czech production to Lobmeyr in both 19th and 20th centuries. This talk will also illuminate the role and background of designers working with Lobmeyr and designers work in other disciplines. Annette is a specialist in Vienna porcelain and table decoration of the 18th and 19th century.

The program is supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum in celebration of Ted Muehling Selects: Lobmeyr Collection.