Tomas Kral, MÜHLBAUER HUTMANUFAKTUR SEIT 1903
Tomas Kral at the Mühlbauer Hutmanufaktur
Fr 30.09.–Sa 8.10.2011
Cocktail 30.09.2011 5pm
Ever since Klaus Mühlbauer inherited his parents’ hat factory in the fourth generation in 2001, the company has been experiencing a highly successful relaunch. Young-at-heart, colourful hat design in
top-quality workmanship suddenly cropped up next the classic forms
and colours and soon inspired the Viennese and meanwhile Brad Pitt, Madonna and Yoko Ono to wear Mühlbauer hats.
You wouldn’t normally put hats into the category of “product design”. But there is surely no doubt that hats and caps have something in common both in function and optics with lampshades. Tomas Kral is a Slovakian designer living in Lausanne. He has singled out these symbolic analogies of hat and lamp for his project with the old established hat factory. With abounding love of detail and equipped with the whole arsenal of processing methods and materials at Mühlbauer, Kral has developed his “Light Objects with Hat”.
Fr 30.09. 10am-6pm
Sa 1.10. 10am-6pm
Su 2.10. 10am-6pm
Mo 3.10. 10am-6:30pm
Tu 4.10. 10am-6:30pm
We 5.10. 10am-6:30pm
Th 6.10. 10am-6:30pm
Fr 7.10. 10am-6:30pm
Sa 8.10. 10am-6pm
Born in 1979 in Slovakia, Tomas Kral graduated from ECAL in Lausanne, where he now teaches in the department of product design. Established in 2008, Tomas Kral is a product design studio based in Lausanne. ...
MÜHLBAUER HUTMANUFAKTUR SEIT 1903
Slightly more than 100 years after its founding, this long-standing family company was taken over by Klaus Mühlbauer of the fourth generation. He concentrates on the origin of the firm – hats – and ...