Water carafes decorated with the outlines of Austrian lakes, rivers and glaciers, designed by Mark Braun for Lobmeyer. Exhibited at Vienna Design Week 2010.

Tonight at the Cooper-Hewitt, Thomas Geisler will speak about contemporary design work in Austria, including Viennese tableware, 20th century and contemporary design.

Thomas is design curator at the Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Arts (MAK) in Vienna and co-founder of Vienna Design Week which has initiated projects with contemporary designers and local traditional manufactures such as J.&L. Lobmeyr and Augarten porcelain, to protect and reinvent this extraordinary legacy of Viennese crafting skills.

Support for this program is provided by the Austrian Cultural Forum, in celebration of Ted Muehling Selects: Lobmeyr Glass from the Permanent Collection.

$15 general admission and $10 CHNDM members and seniors. Students with valid ID are free. Register online here.

Out of town? The program will also stream live at cooperhewitt.org/live.

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