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  • january11 - february 6 2021
    gallery exhibition

    'limited grasses' table is part of the "SPLIT PERSONALITIES" exhbition curated by Alice Stori Liechtenstein at Friedman Benda gallery in New York

    Friedman Benda Gallery

  • dec. 8th 2020 - april 5th 2021
    exhibition

    BOLD AND FREE!
    The Invasion of Hidden Objects - the second cooperation with the MAK Vienna. Creative approaches to masterpieces of applied Arts once again convey the diversity of the MAK Collection in an unconventional and imaginative way.

    bold and free /MAK

  • march 13, 2020- 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

  • oct. 2nd - jan. 23th 2021
    new project / exhibition

    our project ratio is currently on show with the travelling exhibition "MADE IN" at the Werkraum Bregenzerwald MADE IN: Crafts - Design Narratives

  • ongoing
    exhibition

    we had the pleasure to co-curate the new MAK Design Lab at the Museum of applied Arts in Vienna

    MAK Design Lab

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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