• opening June 25th

    'idea of a tree' in Chicago
    "exploring the idea of nature in design as a multifaceted engagement with landscape, materials, technology, and traditional ways of making"

    Art Institute of Chicago

  • June 18th - September 25th

    'nocturnal cloud' as part of the exhibition "Listening to the Earth" at mudac Lausanne

    mudac Lausanne

  • on show till December 31st

    the exhibition "Forms of drinking" shows the glass as a design theme and an object of everyday life.
    Our project 'Access' is a set of six drinking glasses, confronting people with the global distribution of clean drinking water.

    Punta Conterie / Murano

  • March 27th - Nov. 6th 2022

    'LeveL' in the exhibition
    "the new human" at the Große Kunstschau Worpswede

    Worpswede Museum

  • ongoing

    we had the pleasure to co-curate the new MAK Design Lab at the Museum of applied Arts in Vienna. Within the permanent exhibition one can find as well a few of our projects like 'the idea of a tree', 'limited moths' or 'LeveL

    MAK Design Lab

embodied nature – vinea mea

an artistic experience to nurture sensibility to the living world

embodied nature – vinea mea invites to look at all species, including mankind, as forming part of a whole – hence the importance of preserving this interconnectedness. Humans are living beings among other living beings, and this message of equality breaks down barriers and redefines the relationship between man and nature.

The Japanese anemone, the emblematic flower of Maison Perrier-Jouët, serves as the frame for this artistic experience, which aims to nurture our sensibility to the living world. It is composed of more than 70 species selected from the flora and fauna found in the vineyards of France’s Champagne region, all of which contribute to the biological balance of their ecosystem.

When visitors approach the work, they see themselves as if in a mirror – except that, instead of their reflection, what appears before them is an image of nature in all its diversity.

main image above: Leonard Hilzensauer

detail of embodied nature - vinea mea
image credit: Leonard Hilzensauer

embodied nature projection screenshot

embodied nature – vinea mea is first and foremost a creative work and an emotional experience. This emotional dimension is essential in our view. It is what captures the attention of the viewer, making them more receptive to the educational and philosophical message of the work. 

interacting with embodied nature, image credit: Leonard Hilzensauer

video of the installation

detail of the watercolour species, shaping the anemone

around 70 species, which make up the ecosystem of the vineyards are represented in the installation

  • material

    printed and lasercut PP-species, metal, white cabinet, depth tracking cameras, projection screen, projector, computers

  • dimension


  • digital development and animation

    Simon Laburda (DKIA), Aryan, Marlen Jachek

  • team

    Katharina Mischer, Thomas Traxler, Sophia Stoewer, Florian Semlitsch, Johanna Dubrusskin, Dimitrije Andrijevic, Christoph Heidebrecht

watercolour drawings and a visualization of the concept