BULB FICTION – Who dares decide for us the successor of the good old Edison bulb?

Bulb Fiction - The lie of the energy saving lamp

As founding member of our Society, as master craftsman, chandelier maker (not an academic historian though) let me give you my thoughts, just having had, for more than thirtyfive years international experience in designing and making light, mostly crystal chandeliers for festive, official buildings throughout the world. This article finds me in rage after having […] Read the whole article »

Light – a dream – a chandelier

Jitka Kamencová Skuhravá - Lasvit - glass object "Bubbles in Space", 2008 - 01 dia 4m

  From May 26 through till October 23, 2011 the exhibition of contemporary young artists “In Search of Glass” was staged at the Prague Museum of Applied Arts (UPM). Curator Dr. Milan Hlaves mixed contemporary modern works with exhibits from the permanent collections of the Museum. In this unconventional and most intriguing installation, a chandelier […] Read the whole article »

LIGHT and GLASS – Protokoll der Jahreshauptversammlung Zürich 26.3.2011

Anwesende Mitglieder: Dr. Helena Koenigsmarkova, Dr. Käthe Klappenbach, Peter Rath, Ingrid Thom, Petra Sindelar, Eva Putzgruber sowie Gäste vom Symposium “Kronleuchter” Entschuldigte Mitglieder: Ota Raiter, Helena Braunova, Wolfgang Schwarze   #1 Präsidentin Dr. Koenigsmarkova übernimmt den Vorsitz und begrüßt die Anwesenden, stellt die Beschlussfähigkeit fest, beauftragt Rath mit der Protokollführung. Die Tagesordnung wird wie verlautbart […] Read the whole article »

Juwelen des Lichts – Ein Symposium über den Kronleuchter

© Museum Bellerive, Zürich - www.museum-bellerive.ch

Internationales Symposium in Zusammenarbeit mit LIGHT & GLASS European Society and Documentation Centre for Chandeliers, Light and Lighting www.lightandglass.eu anlässlich der ersten Ausstellung zum Thema Kronleuchter «Kronleuchter – Juwelen des Lichts» im Museum Bellerive vom 25. bis 26. März 2011 Ort: Museum Bellerive, ein Haus des Museums für Gestaltung Zürich, Höschgasse 3, 8034 Zürich Datum: […] Read the whole article »

Report from the opening of the exhibition “Chandeliers Juwels of Light”

Philippe Starck für Baccarat, Zénith, 2003; Schwarzer Kristall © Baccarat

Peter Rath attending at the Bellerive Museum Zurich December 2nd 2010, 7:00 p.m. This is the first exhibition on the development and the future of chandelier lighting in a public museum. Ending with a special Symposium on March 25th and 26th 2011. Our board member, Dr. Käthe Klappenbach assisting the Curator Eva Afuhs with her […] Read the whole article »

Chandeliers – Jewels of Light: Opening reception and events

Kronleuchter - Juwelen des Lichts, Museum Bellerive Zürich

This article is available in English and in German as well. Please also see the initial article Chandeliers – Jewels of Light Chandelier exhibition, Museum Bellerive, Zurich December 3, 2010 – March 27, 2011 Opening reception: Thursday, December 2, 7 pm Whether made of rock crystal glass or plastic hardly any other design theme has undergone […] Read the whole article »