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Eight-Flame Pendant Chandelier, c. 1907

Leopold Museum,
Brass, blue glass, glass lamps
63×36×36 cm


  • Otto Wagner

    (Vienna 1841–1918 Vienna)

Currently on display at OG3
Otto Wagner (1841–1918) saw every one of his projects as a Gesamtkunstwerk, or universal work of art, with the aim of uniting all elements of the interior design in felicitous harmony. In keeping with his famous maxim that something impractical cannot be beautiful, he tended to invest the decorative details with the appearance of the constructive elements and vice versa. The hanging device of this chandelier was decorated with blue glass – at the ceiling plate in the shape of rectangular screw caps and on the joined-together downrods to mark the seams. These elements, as well as the sockets and polished frosted glass balls, designed to look like light bulbs, suggest a connection to the light fittings Wagner created in 1907 for his famous hospital church St. Leopold at Steinhof.

Object data

Eight-Flame Pendant Chandelier
c. 1907
Arts and crafts
Brass, blue glass, glass lamps
63×36×36 cm
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 4338
Inventory access
Contributed to the Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung in 1994
Selection of Reference works
  • Wien 1900. Aufbruch in die Moderne, hrsg. von Hans-Peter Wipplinger, Wien 2019 (Ausst.-Kat. Leopold Museum, Wien, ab 15.03.2019).

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