All about Reflections — Mayer’sche Hofkunstanstalt Famous for Glass Painting and Mosaics

Makers Bible visited Mayer‘sche Hofkunstanstalt in Munich – It is one of the world’s leading workshops for glass design and mosaics. We looked over the shoulders of artists, watch the video.

The Mayer’sche Hofkunstanstalt is one of the world’s leading workshops for glass design and mosaics. Renowned artists such as Kiki Smith, Georg Baselitz or Vik Muniz appreciate the 171-year-old house in the heart of Munich as a craftsman’s studio, material El Dorado and high-tech laboratory for the realisation of their visions. For the first time in its history, the company is now opening its doors with a selection of artistic works: while the works created here were previously reserved for their clients, they can now also be purchased on site by interested private individuals.

Small objects – including artists’ editions, freely created designs and found objects – are exhibited in a specially created Wunderkammer, which breathes new life into the former porter’s lodge in the Theodor Fischer building. Managing Director Petra Mayer is responsible for the presentation of the objects. Together with her husband Michael, she is the fifth generation to run the Hofkunstanstalt. In her Wunderkammer, the trained architect playfully mixes beautiful and mysterious things to create something unexpected.

Film by Johannes König at Melville Brand Design
Photography by Sebastian Berg

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