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”.

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Mühlbauer Hutmanufaktur

1010 Wien

Opening hours
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