• 15.3.2024 – 13.10.2024
    new project , exhibition

    "Water Pressure - Designing for the future" an exhibition of the MK&G Hamburg and Jane Withers Studio – looks at the water crisis from a global perspective. We were commissioned to come up with an installation celebrating water. The result "vital rain" is part of the exhibition and will stay permanently in the museums yard.
    more soon

    MKG Hamburg - Water Pressure

  • april 2024
    new project

    For the glassware company Lobmeyr we designed "ident" - drinking set No.287

    Identical shape, identical height - five individual glasses.
    The series was unveilded during Milan Design Week.


  • april 2024 - ongoing
    factory tour

    We designed the factory tour for Laufen in Gmunden with a lot of details and small installations to guide and inform local and international guests.

    Laufen Gmunden

  • 5.4.2024 - 14.7.2024

    "inWastement" glass series is on show at the Klimabiennale in Vienna at the "design with a purpose" exhibition.

    Klimabiennale Wien

  • 15.9 2023 - 21. 7 2024

    HEIMATEN. An exhibition and survey and an attempt to break with conventional takes on Heimat. the exhibition was shown at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (MK&G) in 2022. Our specially commissioned piece 'riparian cloud' is now also on show in Molfsee.

    Freilichtmuseum Molfsee

  • ongoing

    MAK Design Lab at the Museum of applied Arts in Vienna. Within the permanent Design exhibition one can find a few of our projects like 'the idea of a tree', 'limited moths' or 'LeveL.

    MAK Design Lab


aluminium objects based on the relation between
waste and its recycled outcome

  • year 2018

  • categories artistic research
    Products & Furniture

  • commissioned by


The project inWASTEment shows how much waste of one material is required in order to produce a recycled piece of industrial metal. This first Prototype series uses aluminium. Aluminium garbage is collected and pressed into shapes that have already design-details like slots, connection points and other functional details. The pressed waste is finished by a sprayed-on aluminium layer to give the object uniformity and more stability. These shapes form the bases for various objects. Inserted into the pressed elements are simple aluminium pieces that equal in weight the amount of aluminium one would receive when recycling the base. Both pieces together form functional objects – in the first series a vase and a mirror. By pressing the garbage into usable shapes, the waste can be reused immediately without complex melting processes nor much energy. At the same time there is still the opportunity to recycle (remelt it) this 100% aluminium piece at one point in the future.

Nowadays waste should be valued as a proper resource – nevertheless it often still ends up in many wrong places rather than being collected and properly recycled.

if one would recycle the base, this amount of square tube would be the result

detail of the mirror with the weight of the two elements

Thomas and Bernd at the compactor

compressed aluminium block

  • material


  • dimensions

    mirror: 53x20x65cm

    vase: 20x20x35cm

  • team

    Katharina Mischer, Thomas Traxler, Monja Hirscher, Elisa Polner, Bernd van Riel