The collection offers more than just aesthetically pleasing hooks and lamps; it also narrates a story of innovation and reverence for the past. Each individual piece, produced in Vienna in limited quantities, bears the hallmark of both Bakalowits’ experienced craftsmen and the creative vision of Anna Zimmermann. THE HOOK COLLECTION is not only an exemplar of a successful symbiosis between tradition and modernity but also a tribute to artisanal mastery and artistic inspiration.
ARTISAN: The traditional crafts business Bakalowits has been manufacturing crystal chandeliers in Vienna for almost 180 years. Whenever we think of crystal chandeliers we tend to imagine hanging objects: glass elements of many different styles that enable lights to sparkle. But making chandeliers is not about working with glass. The craftspeople mainly process metal (the glass is bought from glass manufacturers) and they are very skilled at bending metal profiles with the help of bending templates.
DESIGNER: Anna Zimmerman is a designer working in object design, spatial design and concept development. Anna’s work is versatile, multidisciplinary, and inspired by everyday life and there is often a layer of social controversy beneath it. With a conceptual approach, her fascination for material, surfaces and contemporary aesthetics are key in her practice.
BUSINESS: Marina Weitgasser lives and works in Vienna. She studied Human Resources and has been a member of the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK Team since early 2021. She is responsible for office management, project management, and handling all public funding. She coordinates the formats “Passionswege” and “Re:Form”. Additionally, in 2023, she co-authored the book “Du Herbert” published by Haymon Verlag in collaboration with Judith Goetz and Lydia Haider.
the big hook
Size: height 410 mm, length 195 mm, width 40 mm
Weight: 1400 grams
hook lamp small
Size: height 150 mm, length 150 mm, width 40 mm
Weight: 800 grams
Size: height 295 mm, length 230 mm, width 15 mm
Weight: 413 grams
small hook collection slim
Size: height 105 mm, length 50 mm/ 75 mm/ 120 mm, width 10 mm
Weight: 305 grams (together)