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journal ..... last update: 21 june 2014


exhibition:
Trading places -
Designer meet the collection
20.june 2014 - 02.november 2014

The Kunstgewerbemuseum invited five design studios to deal with its collection: Daphna Laurens (NL), mischer’traxler (A), Loris & Livia (CH), Judith Seng (D) and Dechem (CZ). They received the commission to choose one object or an object group and to design an installation.
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project:
Through the slow process of electroplating, a copper-element and a piece of steel physically transform, become related to each other and form new patterns and shapes. They need each other for the transformation of the material. ...

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exhibition:

WerkStadt Vienna - goes Dresden
2.may. 2014 - 27.august 2014

The exhibition WerksStadt Vienna. Design Engaging the City displays examples of the annual “Passionswege” project taking place
since 2006 in the context of VIENNA DESIGN WEEK. Our project 'scientific nature of jewellery' is part of this exhibition. more

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award: we won the Be-open Young Talent Award ! We are super happy!


We are super happy that we won this great awarad. Especially as all the other shortlisted studios are very very good.

The jury was comprised of shay alkalay (raw edges), giulio cappellini (art director of cappellini), giorgio galli (design director of timex group), sofia lagerkvist (front) and jay osgerby (barber & osgerby)
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And we really love the trophy designed by barber & osgerby). It was heavy to bring back to Vienna, but it looks really nice in the studio.

For a public choice award: One can still vote online for great Designers on the be-open facebook-site. ... vote here.

more on the general award here

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Design Miami / Basel
it takes more than one - mirror
with Victor-Hunt gallery
at Design Miami Basel

Our mirror 'it takes more than one' was further developed and is on show with Victor Hunt gallery at  Design Miami/Basel
from 16.- 22nd june.

www.victor-hunt.com

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more exhibitions:
starting this summer:

'Designing Scarcity'
28.june – 30.august 2014
Curated by Jan Boelen

our ‘knowledge-tools-memory’ blanket will be shown in this exhibition.
Het Nieuwe Instituut | Museumpark 25 | Rotterdam | The Netherlands

http://www.hetnieuweinstituut.nl/en/designing-scarcity

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'The main dish'
1.july – 28.september 2014
Curated by Erica Warren

including several reversed volume bowls.
Philadelphia Museum of arts | 2525 Pennsylvania Ave | Philadelphia | US

http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/810.html

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project:
Reversed Volumes - leaves are part of the Reversed Volumes collection designed by mischer’traxler for PCM. Reversed Volumes - leaves are shaped by capturing the imprint of leaves such as diffenbachia, ficus elastica, monstera and an existing bowl or plate. ...

The leaves are now as well available in PCM's new webshop.

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teaching & talks:

teaching:
Since this January we are leading the
IED-master program 'European Design Lab'
in Madrid.
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project:
The project 'knowledge-tools-memory' deals about the making and the reproduction of objects and that the passing on basic knowledge of how things are made should not be neglected.

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talk:
‘Open Design’-Conference in Barcelona 30.june - 1.july 2014-06-16

Katharina will talk about the studio’s approach and what “being open or openness” means personally to them by explaining several of their projects.

http://fad.cat/congres/en/

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Boisbuchet summerworkshop 2014
with mischer'traxler

A workshop that investigates how to mix fantasy and reality.
For infos and registration
http://www.boisbuchet.org/home

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project:
'Day-by-day' is a hand knotted rug which is designed to visualize human labour and the working time of one single weaver to produce one carpet. Each working day is translated into the pattern of the rug ...

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exhibition:
MAK DESIGN LABOR
from 13.may 2014 - onwards
MAK Anniversary Celebration and
Opening MAK DESIGN LAB

The MAK has reinvented itself—and is opening the MAK DESIGN LAB on its 150th anniversary. Located in the former Study Collection, visitors will find nearly 2,000 sqm of inspiring connections between art and everyday life.
Our machine 'Recorder One' from 'the idea of a tree' project and one finished bench are on show in this newly renovated space.
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recent museum acquisition:

We are very happy that recently some of our projects were taken into the permanent collections of several museums:

Vitra Design Museum:
'emil & clara' from the 'relumine' series

Imperial Furniture Collection - Hofmobiliendepot Vienna:
a bench '25.09.2011' from the 'the idea of a tree' project

Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg:
a container from the 'the idea of a tree' project and a basket from the 'collective works' project

MAK - museum of applied art Vienna:
small 'f.aid' - lamp
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