The Mayer’sche Hofkunstanstalt in Munich is a unique art workshop. Since 1847, the most unusual and innovative techniques from glass and stone work have been developed here to give form to artistic ideas and to realise works of world-renown.
The Mayer’sche Hofkunstanstalt in Munich was founded in 1847 by Joseph Gabriel Mayer as an “art institute for church works” and initially consisted of a sculptor’s workshop. Later, a stained glass and a mosaic department were added. Today, the company, which is run by the fifth generation of the Mayer family, works with renowned artists the world over.
On the workshop grounds of the Mayer’schen Hofkunstanstalt, artists from all over the world learn the knowledge and technical possibilities for giving perfect form to their ideas and designs and how implement these to ideally suit the material. Initially conceived as an institution where architecture, sculpture and painting were meant to be conceived and realised holistically, since 1860, the work with glass became a determining factor.