Anyone examining the design objects sent to Vienna by the industrial design students of Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design Kiel was overcome by the sense of a port city. Muthesius is Germany’s most northerly art university and was exhibiting at VIENNA DESIGN WEEK for the second time. This year’s exhibits, skillfully presented on a bright yellow exhibition landscape, all addressed the interaction between a city and its inhabitants. Can the way in which we use products and dress ourselves directly influence the development of a city? How can the barriers between the home and the outside world be broken down and new spaces opened up? And what can specific products and items of clothing that are adapted to a locality contribute to this process? Such questions were answered by, amongst other things, a modular and sustainable protective mask, a bright blue lifejacket, mobile and hanging seats, and sustainable footwear.
The exhibition was curated by Mirko Ihrig and Martin Postler.
With work by: Jonathan Pohl Hannemann, Anna Ulmer, Arne Auinger, Jonathan Simon Weidner, Liam Statz, Arista Meier, Marei Schippmann, Erik Mantz-Hansen, Benjamin Unterluggauer, and Joscha Brüning