news
  • June
    new commission

    We are very happy that the MK&G Hamburg (museum for arts and crafts) commissioned the "riparian cloud" for their permanent collection which includes species which are extinct or endangered in the area of Hamburg.

    MK&G Hamburg

  • June 12th - Jan 9th 2022
    exhibition

    Our commissioned 'riparian cloud' is on show at the "Heimaten" exhibition at the MK&G Hamburg. The exhibition is curated by Amelie Klein

    MK&G Hamburg

  • May 25th - Oct. 3rd
    exhibition

    our project "ratio-s" is part of the "Climate Care" exhibition at the MAK during the Vienna Biennale.

    MAK Vienna

  • april 09th - sept. 12th 2021
    exhibition

    "colourful kinaesthesa"
    The workshop results from our 2019 workshop in Boisbuchet are travelling with the "Colour and the Senses" exhibition to Lille.

    COLORS, ETC.

  • april 01st – august 15th, 2021
    exhibition

    "Design by Time exhibition" — currently on show at the The Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco.
    With it our projects 'isochrone', 'day by day' and 'the idea of a tree'

    design by time

  • 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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