“Otto” Beer Glass Marie Rahm (Austrian, b. 1975) and Monica Singer (Austrian, b. 1975) Austria, Vienna, Polka Design Studio for J. & L. Lobmeyr, Vienna, 2008 Mold-blown glass, cut, acid-etched Limited edition of 185 2011.3.131 Approximately 200 examples of glass by J. & L. Lobmeyr are found in the Museum’s collection. They range from 19th-century Persian- and Islamic-inspired vessels and lighting to early 20th-century classic modern table ware by Josef Hoffmann and Oswald Haerdtl. Founded in 1822, this venerable Viennese glass company has recently begun to commission designs from younger design firms, such as Polka. Here, Marie Rahm and Monica Singer have taken one of the most ordinary and humble drinking glasses—the beer glass—and they have turned it into a meticulously crafted, limited-edition luxury object.