18 – La Perla- Irene Maria Ganser

La Perla | Irene Maria Ganser


Irene Maria Ganser focuses on the handcrafted, individual designprocess with a touch of exlusivity and subtle details. Living and working in Vienna the artist designer finds inspiration for her unique creations being surrounded by a rich tradition of art foundry craftsmanship. Irene Maria Ganser creates works of art with a purpose. Her tables are like pieces of jewellery in a room, yet they are meant to be used everyday.

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Concept & process

Traditional craftsmanship coupled with a modern appeal bears the typical hallmark of the designer. The coffee tables consists are like a unique piece of jewelry in a room. Various surface treatments of the brass cast, such as grinding, filing or polishing, result in an interesting contrast of materials and colour. Metal is a naturally porous material so variations and imperfections are part of the tables character making each one unique. Varying heights and the possibility to arrange the individual parts differently are an additional bonus. Because of its design it mixes well with any style.

Living and working in Vienna the artist designer finds inspiration for her unique creations being surrounded by a rich tradition of art foundry craftsmanship.

Vienna is home to some of the world’s most beautiful examples of metal architecture. Irene Maria Ganser’s personal favourite is the dome of the Viennese Secession Building – an array of golden leaves. Nature is always a key source for her creations, she says, “I look at a tree trunk and I would instantly think what I could do with it and how I could transform it into design.”