© Swarovski Crystal Palace Collection, Jaime Hayón, Sparkle Shady, 2007
Isn't it romantic?
Venue: Museum of Applied Arts Cologne
Duration: Jan 15 until Apr 21
Curator: Tulga Beyerle
How does current design expresses the desire for beauty, for nature, for something special? What alternatives to mass, which means the [more] personal bond, whether in production or identification with the product will be offered?
With Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Patricia Urquiola, Philippe Starck, Hella Jongerius, Formantasma, Julia Lohmann, Robert Stadler, Jaime Hayón, and others.
The exhibition "Isn't it romantic?" traditionally starts as a prelude to the International Furniture Fair in Cologne (imm cologne) and the passages, it ends with the ART COLOGNE.
Made by Forest
presentation: dottings at Vienna Design Week Office at stilwerk Vienna
Friendly reminder //
Our exhibition "WerkStadt Vienna. Design Engaging the City" is on view through March 17, 2013.
© VIENNA DESIGN WEEK
2012 is the most successful year - ever!
© breadedEscalope, Wien, "Olymp" by breadedEscalope / Milano 2012
breadedEscalope goes Switzerland
Sascha Mikel, Martin Schnabl and Michael Tatschl move their workshop into the museum. From Nov 29 to Dec 2 the Viennese design studio will produce the so-called "Winterthur's chair" in the context of the exhibition "wood loop" at the Gewerbemuseum Winterthur. From [more] steam bending, assembly, surface treatment to packaging all production steps are staged on site.
breadedEscalope Aktion im Gewerbemuseum Winterthur
© KÖR - Kunst im öffentlichen Raum Wien
Symposium planning unplanned
free entree on both days from 2pm to 10pm
For registration please write to: email@example.com
Symposium with contributions by:
Regina Bittner, Bauhaus-Universität, Dessau
Grant Kester, UCSD, San Diego
Georg Winter, [more] Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Saar, Saarbrücken
Mick Wilson, GradCam Dublin
Osservatorio Urbano/ Lungomare, Bozen
Yvette Masson-Zanussi, EFAP / European Forum for Architectural Policies, Brüssel
Markus Miessen, Städelschule Frankfurt
Torange Khonsari, public works, London
Paul O’Neill, Bristol
Markus Ambach, MAP Projects, Düsseldorf
Alisa Prudnikova,Ural Industrial Biennial, Ekaterinburg
Folke Köbberling, Koebberling Kaltwasser, Berlin
Public lectures and discussions:
2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Location: TU Wien, Kontaktraum, Gusshausstraße 25-29, 1040 Wien
© Schaufenster / Die Presse
In the news
Pressespiegel VIENNA DESIGN WEEK'12
© esel.at, Graphic Detour, Ausstellungsansicht
HOLIDAY WEEKEND = Off to the museum!
WAGNER:WERK Museum Postsparkasse
© Rainer Fehringer, European Home Run
And the winner is... Studio Formafantasma!
Simone Farresin and Andrea Trimarchi from Studio Formafantasma win with their souvenir "Vienna Playing Cards" the design contest "European Home Run", that was curated by Lilli Hollein. Héctor Serrano [more] with his "Pop-up Vienna" emerged as the winner of the public vote. Both souvenirs go into production.
Millions of people visit Vienna every year. Many of them want to take a piece of the city on the Danube home with them. A representation of everything that makes Vienna so very special. Its Imperial charm, of course – but also the new, young and creative flair of the city.
What form should a quintessentially Viennese souvenir for the 21st century take? In all, teams of designers from six different European countries went in search of answers to this question before submitting their final designs for the Vienna Tourist Board's European Home Run competition. On October 24, 2012 the competition winner was revealed alongside the winner of the public vote, at the tourism conference hosted by the Vienna Tourist Board at the Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art (MAK). The goal of the competition is to arrive at various interpretations of the souvenir that embody the contemporary face of Vienna as a creative city, with vast potential and proud achievements in the field of design.
© Pia Mayer, DANKLHAMPEL "No waste"
Talkin about a (design) revolution
Duration: through Sun, Nov 4
Opening hours: Wed-Fri 10:00-18:00, Sat & Sun 11:00-18:00, Public holiday 11:00-18:00
Venue: designforum Vienna, quartier21/MQ, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna
Panel discussion "Circle 00004 (x=y), "Revolution. Was tun?"
Date: Wed, Oct [more] 31, 18:00
With Lena Gold, Yana Milev, Gerhard Senft
Moderated by Harald Gründl
The exhibition shows design at a turning point. Design plays a key role in the remoulding of society to be capable of dealing with the future, as well as in the formulation of sustainable lifestyles based on global solidarity: tools for the design revolution are sustainable design strategies that can make a socially, environmentally and ethically sustainable future reality. Learning from each other, experimental strategies and concepts in connection with scientifically based methods are in the foreground.
Three of the pilot projects conceived specially for the exhibition outline future working scenarios for designers and a paradigmatic shift in the way the discipline of design is regarded. Experimentation, emancipation from traditional notions of products or design is gaining in significance. Mobility, food and housing, as areas of life, provide the scenarios for new, complex forms of environmental design. They connect with the visitors’ everyday reality, and invite them to engage critically with the subject of sustainablity and their own consumer culture.
An exhibition by the IDRV – Institute of Design Research Vienna in cooperation with designaustria.
On view are pilot projects by DANKLHAMPEL, breadedEscalope, and Spirit Design.
Institute of Design Research Vienna
© Daphna Laurens, 2012, Daphna Laurens & Wittmann: Chair 01
Investigating Eindhoven's Design Success
Date: Tue, Oct 23, 20:00
Venue: MAK Lecture Hall,
MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art, Stubenring 5, 1010 Vienna
With lectures by Renny Ramakers (NL) & Formafantasma (I/NL) (held in English)
Tulga [more] Beyerle, Director VIENNA DESIGN WEEK
Katharina Mischer, Designer, Partner, mischer’traxler, Vienna
Christine Schwaiger, Architect, Professor for Interior Design, New Design University (NDU), St. Pölten, Austria
Design from the Netherlands has played a pivotal role in the design history of the 20th and 21st centuries. And since the 1990s, at the latest, "Dutch Design" has existed as a brand of sorts, generating major impulses for the international design field. One of the centers of Dutch Design has formed around the Philips Design Bureau and the Design Academy in Eindhoven, and its graduates include well-known figures such as Jurgen Bey, Hella Jongerius and the two guests of d>link.05, Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin (Formafantasma).
Just what is so special about the creative environment there? What local conditions are especially helpful to the young designers in advancing their experimental way of working between reform and tradition, between high-tech and hand craftsmanship?
Together with the duo Formafantasma and Renny Ramakers, who has had a strong influence on contemporary developments as a co-founder of Droog Design, d>link.05 will attempt to grasp the "Eindhoven Phenomenon" and make out both similarities and differences to the cultural, economic and educational situation in Vienna.
© Kollektiv Fischka / fischka.com, VIENNA DESIGN WEEK'12 Team
VIENNA DESIGN WEEK 2012 is over
© Jens Müller-Ali, Talking about: Wien-Berlin
Talking about: Vienna-Berlin & Festival Closing Party
Until the curtain falls tomorrow, we want to lure you once again to the festival headquarters Gschwandner. Today's panel discussion at 5 pm entitled "Talking about" Berlin (Frederik Frede, Fons Hickmann, Axel Kufus, Jörg Suermann) meets Vienna [more] (Thomas Feichtner, Bettina Leidl, mischer'traxler, Andreas Pohancenik, Lilli Hollein and Tulga Beyerle,) to compare the subject of creativity in the city. Followed by the festival closing party!
Venue: Das Gschwandner, Geblergasse 36-40, 1170 Vienna
Date: Sat, Oct 6, 17:00
The Talk is supported by departure - The Creative Agency of the City of Vienna
© Kollektiv Fischka, HELMRINDERKNECHT contemporary design gallery
Opening receptions at stilwerk and departure/MAK >nite
Let's celebrate HELMRINDERKNECHT's first pop-up store in Austria. The Berlin based design gallery shows works by Judith Seng, Lex Pott / David Derksen, Kueng Caputo, Florian Hauswirth and Mark Brown. Another reason for a get-together [more] is the presentation of Thomas Schiefer's flexible, free-standing staircase entitled "Air Stair".
Cocktails: Tue, Oct 2, 17:00
Pop-Up Store opening hours: Mon-Fri 10:00-19:00, Sat 10:00-18:00
Location: stilwerk Vienna, Praterstraße 1, 1020 Vienna
MAK & departure> nite: MADE 4 YOU - NON STOP!
In the context of the current exhibition "MADE 4 YOU. Design for a Change" (through Oct 7), MAK-Designers in Residence Vandasye hold a "cooperative design happening" with Michael Anastassiades, Patrick Rampelotto / Fritz Pernkopf and taliaYsebastian.
Date: Tue, Oct 2, 21:00
Location: MAK, Stubenring 5, 1010 Vienna
HELMRINDERKNECHT contemporary design gallery
© Kollektiv Fischka / fischka.com, Passionswege Cocktails im 6. & 7. Bezirk
Passionswege Cocktails in the 6th & 7th District
"Experimental design as an open process" or "business-as-unusual": International designers are brought together to develop a project with
Viennese industrial producers and businesses. The results are shown at TODAY the opening receptions of "Passionswege" [more] in the 6th and 7th district. That can only be exciting when "minimal wood" meets tradition, optical illusion insight.
Julien Carretero (FR) at Kohlmaier Showroom
Neubaugasse 32, 1070 Vienna
Mon, Oct 1, 17:00-20:30
Klára Šumová (CZ) at Bakalowits Licht Design
Gumpendorfer Straße 32, 1060 Vienna
Mon, Oct 1, 17:00-20:30
Oscar Diaz (ES) at LightGlass
Schon Schön, Lindengasse 53/ corner Andreasgasse, 1070 Vienna
Mon, Oct 1, 17:00-20:30
Order of the day: On Sunday thou shalt listen (to)... Martí Guixé & Hadi Teherani
Talking about: Cooperation
Lectures with Hadi Teherani (DE) & Martí Guixé (ES)
Date: TODAY, Sep 30, from 17:00
Venue: k/hauskino, Akademiestraße 13, 1010 Vienna
The two lectures deal with the topic of the cooperation between designer and producer. There [more] is a need on both sides to understand processes and structures, networked thinking and openness. Do designers see themselves and their actions as design service providers or as author service providers? How does the exchange take place and what hurdles have to be overcome on the way? The Spanish designer Marti Guixé and the German architect Hadi Teherani answer these questions from their own standpoints.
Supported by departure - The Creative Agency of the City of Vienna
© Kollektiv Fischka / fischka.com, Opening VIENNA DESIGN WEEK 2012
A great way to start!
However varied the range of the lively design scene by people of all generations and focuses - architecture and art was equally well represented. Among the 500 guests were Eberhard Schrempf (Creative Industries Styria), the artist Nives Widauer, Markus Schinwald, Erwin Wurm, director Gabriele Zuna-Kratky (Technical Museum Vienna), director Christoph Thun-Hohenstein (MAK), Rector Eva Bliminger and Vice Chancellor Andrea Braidt of the Academy of Fine Arts, architect Hermann Czech and designer Gregor Eichinger.
© VIENNA DESIGN WEEK, Bueronardin
The festival starts tomorrow!
Fri, Sep 28 to Sun, Oct 7, 2012
The festival starts Fri, Sep 28, with the opening of three "Passionswege" projects and 2 exhibitions that focus on this year's guest country Spain, all the opening receptions take place in Vienna's [more] first district.
The Etablissement Gschwandner in the 17th district serves as festival headquarter with VIENNA DESIGN WEEK Pop-Up Café and Infopoint. A variaty of events and exhibitions by (inter)national designers are at display: Lena Goldsteiner's "Theatre of Destruction", "Croatian Holiday 2012", "Made by Forest", "Mutations" by Dunbar's Number as well as the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK talk "Vienna-Berlin" later on in the festival (Oct 6).
If this informational overflow causes your head to spin, you can always turn to our website or grab a festival guide, available at all festival locations.
Latest addition: The mobile version for your smart phone is out now!
Still Life with Light
Charlotte Talbot (FR) at the Wiener Silber Manufactur
Daphna Laurens (NL) at the Wittmann Möbelwerkstätten – furniture workshops
Valentin Vodev (BG/AT) at J. & L. Lobmeyr
© Versus Design, E-Scooter
Preview: Future Urban Mobility -
Afterwards get-together for discussion in the Pop-Up-Café.
Dr. Wilhelm Tomayer, Dr. Peter Wandaller (Siemens AG): The future of networked mobility
Mag. Christoph Chorherr (municipal councillor, Die Grünen): In the age of urbanization. What kinds of cities are we building? And what kinds of cars?
Sebastien Stassin (Managing Partner at KISKA): Lightweight: the answer for future mobility
Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Werner Tober (Technische Universität Wien): E-vehicles in realistic comparison with conventional energy-saving vehicles – range, environment, costs
Daniel Huber, Mag. Georg Wagner (Spirit Design – Innovation and Brand): Thinking the future; Mobility 3.0 for a smaller footprint
Moderation: DI Wojciech Czaja (Der Standard)
Valentin Vodev, Transportation Bikes
Versus Design, Scooter
© Bene AG, SMART WORKING
The office of tomorrow has brains
Bene, a programme partner of this year's VIENNA DESIGN WEEK, organizes an expert talk on "SMART WORKING" on October 4. An international panel of representatives from the fields of architecture and design, science, consulting and business discuss the developments of [more] the new world of work and illuminate the various dimensions.
18:00 Inlet & Welcome
18:30 Presentation by Wolfgang Neubert (Chief Marketing Bene AG)
Expert Talk in English with:
Giuseppe Boscherini (Architect, Industrial and Interior Designer)
Gita V Langston (Customer Experience Expert)
Tom Lloyd (Designer)
Jurian van Meel (Senior Researcher)
20:00 Networking Cocktail at the Bene showroom
Date: Mon, Oct 4
Location: Bene Vienna, Neutorgasse 4-8, 1010 Vienna
Please register until Sep 7 under: firstname.lastname@example.org
© Maarit Mustonen, World Design Capital Helsinki 2012
Public Lecture with Pekka Timonen
Pekka Timonen, Executive Director of World Design Capital Helsinki 2012, holds a public lecture on "Open Helsinki - Embedded Design in Life." This is followed by a roundtable discussion with Tulga Beyerle and Lilli Hollein, the directors of the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK. [more]
Date: Thu, Sep 20, 16:00-18:00
Venue: stilwerk Wien, Praterstraße 1, 1020 Vienna
In cooperation with Finpro Austria Trade Center, Embassy of Finland in Vienna
World Design Capital Helsinki 2012:
© Klaus Fritsch, WIEN PRODUCTS Collection 2012: Thomas Feichtner for Augarten, Service "Shortcuts"
WIEN PRODUCTS show opens on Sep 13 at 21er Haus
Since 2006 the WIEN PRODUCTS Collection, an initiative of the Vienna Economic Chamber, brings together traditional businesses from Vienna with designers. On Sep 14 the one-day exhibition "NEW TRADITIONS. 7 years WIEN PRODUCTS Collection" [more] at 21er Haus shows for the frist time a review of all previous collections of product design, jewelry and accessories. Or about 50 objects from 34 Designer and design labels with 18 different businesses.
The Vienna Economic Chamber is a longstanding partner of the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK. On the opening night of this year's festival - on Thu, Sep 27 - the current WIEN PRODUCTS Collections will be shown at the festival headquarter "Das Gschwander".
Opening reception: Thu, Sep 13, 19:30
Exhibition: Fri, Sep 14, 10:00-18:00
Venue: 21er Haus – the new Museum of Contemporary Art
© VIENNA DESIGN WEEK, WerkStadt Vienna. Design Engaging the City
Exhibition on "Passionwege" in Helsinki
from Sep 6 to 16, 2012 at World Design Capital Helsinki
The exhibition project of the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK in cooperation with the MAK –Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art shows the collaboration of young international designers with traditional [more] Viennese companies and workshops based on the "Passionswege. This programme format of the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK allows experimental projects between designers and companies in Vienna since 2006.
The exhibition highlights the diversity and sustainability of these projects and is curated by Sophie Lovell. Studio Makkink & Bey are responsible for the exhibition design, Hansje van Halem responsible for the graphics. With works by by Tomás Alonso, Mark Brown, Marco Dessí, Philippe Malouin, Max Lamb, mischer'traxler, Adrien Rovero and Maxim Velčovsk, who met traditional companies such as J. & L. Lobmeyr, the Viennese Porcelain Manufactury Augarten and the Viennese Silver Manufactury.
After Helsinki, "WerkStadt Vienna" will be shown at the MAK starting on December 12.
World Design Capital Helsinki 2012:
MAK Werkstadt Vienna. Design Engaging the City
© Kollektiv Fischka, Guided Tours
Detailed information [more] at the links attached or by mail to: email@example.com
Guided Tour for Schools mit design°mobil
Guided Tours mit Gabriela Steiner-Scharfetter
Vorschläge Festival-Touren zum Selbermachen
There´s always a first time!
Mark Braun, Olgoj Chorchoj, Frédéric Dedelley, David Derksen/Lex Pott, El Ultimo Grito, Martí Guixé, Marguerite Hersberger, Ronen Kadushin, Kueng Caputo, Nicolas Le Moigne, Loris & Livia, Samare Studio, Judith Seng, Vratislav Šotola, Flynn Talbot, Tina Roeder, Hermann August Weizenegger.
Venue: stilwerk Wien, Praterstraße 1, 1020 Vienna
Presentation: September 28 – October 6, 2012
Mon–Fri 10 – 19h
Sat 10 – 18h
Cocktail: October 2, 2012
HELMRINDERKNECHT contemporary design gallery
© Teresa Steiner / Vienna Design Week
Nice to Meat you -
The [more] versatile design duo of March Gut is working in Linz, Christoph March and Marek Gut, will take a close look at the meat market, study the sausage products and find an ingenious answer to the question of what contemporary product design can achieve in a traditional Viennese butcher’s, as part of the Passionswege 2012.
Venue: Karl Sterkl Fleischwaren, Brunnengasse 62, 1160 Vienna
Presentation: September 28 – October 6
Mon–Fri 7 – 18h, Sat 6.30 – 12h
Cocktail: Sat, September 29
11 – 15h