Backhausen, KIM+HEEP, Verein Neigungsgruppe Design
KIM & HEEP (KR/DE) at Backhausen
Fr 1.10.–Sa 9.10.2010
Cocktail 04.10.2010 5pm
The firm Backhausen, founded in 1849 and former purveyor to the court continues today in masterly fashion to bridge the gap between tradition and contemporary design. The design duo KIM & HEEP were particularly fascinated by the factory in the Waldviertel: thousands of threads being wound, arranged according to colour, individually controlled, and woven in; everything in motion, vibrating, shaking, dancing. This poetic transformation in which threads become fabric is usually hidden from us but is palpable in the major installation ‘GENESIS’ created by KIM & HEEP for the Backhausen showroom. KIM & HEEP were also inspired by Backhausen’s new recycling line Returnity® – the dance strikes up anew.
The PASSIONSWEGE format, a core component of the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK, brings designers together with Vienna shops and manufacturers with on-the-spot experimental projects and interventions.
The resulting installations are all on show from 1.10. to 10.10. during normal opening hours in the business premises. A special reception takes place on the PASSIONSWEGE evenings in the presence of the designers.
The VIENNA DESIGN WEEK Passionswege are supported by the
Vienna Chamber of Commerce
Backhausen Interior Design
Fr 1.10. 10am-6pm
Sa 2.10. 10am-5pm
Su 3.10. 10am-5pm
Mo 4.10. 10am-10pm
Tu 5.10. 10am-6pm
We 6.10. 10am-6pm
Th 7.10. 10am-6pm
Fr 8.10. 10am-6pm
Sa 9.10. 10am-5pm
For 165 years the Austrian textile manufacturer of Backhausen has been developing and producing premier-quality textiles for interiors. The name of this old established Viennese firm has always been closely ...
KIM+HEEP has been developing and implementing design and architecture projects since 2005. They grant a high degree of emotional and functional value to their tailored room creations and products. People, ...
Verein Neigungsgruppe Design
The Neigungsgruppe Design was founded as a non-profit association in 2006 by Tulga Beyerle, Thomas Geisler and Lilli Hollein with the aim of making design in Austria visible, stimulating debate about design ...