The chandeliers Lobmeyr delivered to the Metropolitan Opera in 1966 became a secret landmark of New York. After the 50 years anniversary Tiffany & Co. picked them to be the backdrop of the main Christmas window at their flagship store at 5th Avenue.
Being Tiffany, a mere wallpaper was not enough. Christopher Young, Art Director in charge of all window displays tempted us to create scale-true miniature versions of those iconic fixtures at approximately 1:5.
Being Lobmeyr, we could not simplify things to make life easier. It turned out that the only way to capture the air of the originals was to make the small ones just like the originals. So each miniature consists of the same number of parts, all made from the same materials as the originals.
And as a finishing touch: The largest crystal of the miniatures is cut from the smallest crystal of the originals.
As a kind gesture the Vienna showroom of Tiffany & Co. was given an additional miniature for display that will be auctioned off for Light for the World charity program.