Etui Fialka


Who knows more about the birth of a handmade object than master craftspeople? No one! The Swiss designers Sarah Kueng and Lovis Caputo are sure of that. Which is why they frequently learn from these authorities of old and new for the benefit of their own product-development processes. Passionswege will provide the two with plenty of opportunities for that – in the form of collaboration with Friedrich Fialka III, whose company has produced a wide variety of boxes and cases since 1923. This requires an uncommon combination of craftsmanship skills from the areas of high-quality woodworking and bookbinding. Fialka is Vienna’s last master in this trade. In his workshop on Schottenfeldgasse, he has cultivated methods that have been handed down over generations – making him a treasure trove of knowledge and experience that KUENG CAPUTO will mine greedily. With the kind support of Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council.