If you love the art of glassblowing, then you could watch Robert Comploj in his workshop. He learned his craft from the glass masters of Murano, whose Venetian techniques he combines with colourful reduced designs. That’s how he creates individual glass designs such as vases, bowls and other precious decorative objects. In addition to his use of intensive colours, Robert’s bold approach in experimenting with the form and structure of glass is also highly appreciated.
Michael Diewald, who is actually an outdoor freak, enthusiastic (wild herb) hiker and also an aroma researcher, passionately collects fruits and flowers. Partly with chocolate and marzipan. When he's not in the Vienna Woods, he "harvests" the precious flowers which he needs for his seasonal confectionery from many an urban roof garden. Individual tasting workshops can even be booked in his workshop in the 6th district!
For some months the "Wiener Seife" has a new flagship store in the 3rd district which has large glass windows which are great for watching. While soaps are being made opposite, with a coconut oil base and stirred by hand according to old Viennese soap recipes before being cut with piano wires, through the window of the new store you can see how the soaps are packaged, labelled and prepared for sending. Particularly nice varieties: Blue Danube or Viennese Scent.
Do you know Empress Elisabeth's famous stars? Most often she wore them in her long hair on many a painting. Sisi allegedly owned 27 of these diamond stars, which she could wear as a necklace, tiara, pendant, brooch or hair accessories. Now Köchert, the jewellers, has reissued these stars according to the original designs. Certainly a very high-quality memento of an imperial stay in Vienna!