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  • 19.Apr - 25.May 2018
    solo exhibition at Victor Hunt Gallery

    our solo exhibition: mischer'traxler studio in three chapters at Victor Hunt Gallery in Brussels

    Victor Hunt Designartdealer website

  • 2018
    aquisition: the idea of a tree

    we are very happy that the Museum of applied arts (MAK)Vienna acquired our 'the idea of a tree' machine and bench for their permanent collection.

    MAK Vienna

  • 30.May - 09.June 2018
    LeveL at Futurium Berlin

    our installation 'LeveL' - the fragile balance of utopia - can be seen at the Futurium Berlin

    FUTURIUM Berlin

  • 28.March - 05.Oct. 2018
    new project for "to GO"- exhibition

    we developed the matzah baking kit for the exhibition "to go - new designs for Jewish Ritual Objects" at the Israel museum, Jerusalem.

    the Israel museum - exhibition information

  • 05. June 2018
    talk

    Gallery Talk at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Thomas will be in dialogue with curator Sharon Weiser-Ferguson and designer Sebastian Bergne. Tuesday, 05 Jun, 18:00

    the Israel museum - talk information

LeveL II

a delicate light mobile that is
sensitive to movement

LeveL II  is a further development of the ‘LeveL – the fragile balance of Utopia’ -installation.
The light mobile consists out of several interconnected rods, that can hang like a mobile or a chandelier in a space. Each end of the rods carries a delicate illuminated lampshade. If left by itself, the structure finds its perfect equilibrium and each end of the rods lights up to the brightest level so that the piece illuminates the room. Once somebody comes close, touches the piece, or even with a breeze of air, the installation starts tilting. Depending on the tilt of the rods, the light lowers so that it is just dimmed.
Every movement occurring in the space – whether introduced by visitors or unpredictable elements – transforms the light object’s shape and brilliance.
The light mobile can be switched from sensitive mode into chandelier mode, in which the piece shines continuously to illuminate a space. The intensity of the light can be dimmed in four steps with a remote control.
The piece was developed for Victor Hunt and is available in various sizes and each piece can be adapted to the space.

video documentation of a LeveL II mobile
first it is exposed to movement and then it slowly equilibrates again

LeveL II mobile, version with 14 rods

detail of a LeveL II light shade. Each piece is handmade from Japanese screen paper

LeveL II mobile, version with seven rods.

  • material

    carbon fibre rods, copper, metal, POM, cable, Japanese screen paper, electric components, custom made circuit boards

  • dimensions

    7 rods: approx. 200 x 175 x 80 cm

     

    14 rods: approx. 200 x 220 x 120 cm

     

    21 rods: approx. 320 x 220 x 140 cm

     

    the pieces can be slightly adapted and various configurations are possible.

  • electrotechnical development

    Simon Laburda (DKIA)

  • project assistance

    Maria Bauhofer, Elisa Polner