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© Laurenz Kyral
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Laurenz Kyral

  • Metalworker
  • Vienna, Austria
  • Rising Star
Laurenz Kyral Metalworker
Contact
German, English
Hours:
Monday to Thursday 07:30 - 16:30, Friday 07:30 - 14:00 and by appointment
Phone:
+43 6766107852
©Familie Kyral

Making his mark in the world of metal

  • • Laurenz is a designer, craftsman and artist
  • • His passion is patinating metal in an unusual way
  • • He is deeply connected to Viennese architecture

On his father’s side, Laurenz Kyral comes from a Viennese family of famous tinsmiths and girdlers. His mother works as a paper artist and designer. As their son, he merges both worlds to perfection. He calls himself a generalist, working as artistically as possible with different kinds of metals. His first objects, small metal bowls with differently processed surfaces, were sold even before he started his university studies. Now, still only in his 20s, he is a multi-award-winning artisan. "It is all about experience and lifelong learning," says Laurenz, who exudes maturity and self-confidence, complementing his easy-going and lighthearted attitude.

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Works

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Photo: © Laurenz Kyral
Home cheese-making set

The set was designed for producing high-quality cheese at home. Copper is a traditional material in cheese making, resulting in a good taste and simplifying the production process.

Height 24 cm
Diameter 26 cm

Laurenz Kyral Metalworker
Photo: © Laurenz Kyral
Patinated vases

Both natural and artificial methods of patinating copper have been used in this project. The small opening at the top of the vases prevents too much patina from dripping inside, while the large outer surface provides an extensive background for displaying the effect. Depending on the place, the weather and the time when the process is applied, different patterns emerge.

Height 220 cm
Diameter 180 cm

Laurenz Kyral Metalworker
Photo: © Laurenz Kyral
Wind-patinated vases

To demonstrate the character and qualities of the patination process, Laurenz created a series of three vases, each built from two hand-shaped bowls welded together. Every vase is unique, as much in its form as in its patination.

Height 19 cm
Diameter 23 cm

Laurenz Kyral Metalworker

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