Schloss Schönbrunn Vienna

Black, masterly-painted lacquer panels placed in paneling made from flamed maple and set with a glided frame have adorned the Vieux-Laque Room in Schönbrunn Palace since 1170. Here you will find a special expression of the deep love between Maria Theresa and Francis Stephen in craftsmanship perfected over thousands of years - lacquer art. This story is the inspiration of the Pen of the Year 2016.