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  • 30 may - september 20, 2020
    exhibition: showing LeveL - the fragile balance of utopia

    What if ...? - a new exhibition presents over thirty artists and designers who investigate the potential of the utopian.

    Neues Museum Nürnberg

  • june 1 - january 3, 2021
    exhibition: showing our the idea of a tree project.

    The exhibition "Time Matters" displays almost 30 objects around the theme of time.

    Cube Museum

  • may 16 - september 20, 2020
    new project ratio on show:

    "MADE IN: Crafts — Design Narratives", a travelling Exhibition is on show at MAO Ljubljana. Commissioned by MAO and in collaboration with the stonemason Beno Ogrin, we developed a new project called ratio.

    MAO Ljubljana

  • may 09 - may 31, 2020
    new project / exhibition: limited grasses

    "Walden" at Schloss Hollenegg for Design can be viewed digitally online.
    For this exhibition, we extended our realLimited Project about endangered species and developed a new table called

    Schloss Hollenegg for Design

  • february 26 - august 30, 2020
    new project nocturnal cloud is exhibited

    in the exhibition "Extraordinary" at the Mudac in Lausanne, Switzerland. The piece nocturnal cloud including moth and illuminated fireflies was commissioned by the museum and will stay in their permanent glass collection.

    Musée de design et d’arts appliqués contemporains

  • march 13 - february 21, 2021
    exhibition showing colourful kinaesthesia and the idea of a tree

    "Kleureyck -Van Eyck’s Colours in Design" at the Design Museum Gent one the idea of a tree bench and our contribution "colourful kinaesthesia" – highlighting the results of a wonderful Boisbuchet workshop from last summer are on show.

    design museum Gent

gradient mashrabiya

a console table, where the design is based on the production steps of the craftsman

detail of the three-dimensional constructed mashrabiya

Commissioned by Carwan Gallery, mischer’traxler studio was teamed up with an expert woodworker in Lebanon to redefine the constructive system of the traditional mashrabiyas – delicate wooden window screens often found in North African and Middle Eastern architecture. Inspired by the process of lathing the small wooden parts of mashrabiyas, the  focus of the project was on exposing the many steps of production, to make the craftsmen’s work visible and understandable to the observer. The result – a sideboard table – is composed of a network of more than 650 distinct pieces of manually lathed wood. From rectangular slats to refined decorative elements, all stages are visible within the one object. The single pieces become increasingly more defined, detailed and fragile, but at the same time the structure gets progressively more three-dimensional.

finished gradient mashrabiya in front of a wall showing all single pieces

gradient mashrabiya - detail

translating all the production-steps a craftsman naturally does when producing a mashrabiya, into one transitional side-table that uses and showcases all these steps

inspiration: making of traditional mashrabiya and the topview of the table showing the transition from squared to detailled

various pieces from one table: from squared and simple - to decorative and detailed

some of the pieces that are used for one table

some of the 650 single pieces that are assembled to one table

work in progress during the assembly

snapshot taken at Design Days Dubai when assembling one table

1:1 tests in the studio

  • material

    hand lathed and crafted oak

  • dimension

    146 x 89 x 37 cm

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