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OTTO PRUTSCHER (1880-1949)
Universal Designer of Viennese Modernism
 
Otto Prutscher was architect, designer, teacher, and a member of all important arts reform movements ranging from the Secession to the Wiener Werkstätte and the Werkbund.
Wiener Silber Manufactur keeps the highly artistic hand drawings of this great master in its archive and continues Prutscher`s legacy by reproducing a variety of his original table objects: a skillful jug, distinctive cutlery sets, a number of tea sets, candelabras, vases and bowls in precious silver.
„Good design is for eternity, that`s why Otto Prutscher`s objects are still fresh and inventive. We are, therefore, particularly pleased about the upcoming MAK exhibition. It will make accessible Prutscher`s complex production to a broad public,” says Art Director Barbara Kamler-Wild.

The exhibition that is arranged by Rainald Franz, custodian of the MAK glass und ceramic collection, will open on November 19th, 2019. The timless jug from the 1930s re-edited in Wiener Silber Manufactur stands for Prutscher's living legacy.

Photo: Klaus Fritsch