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  • 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

  • oct. 2nd - february 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

isochrone

a process that captures time and pace within a object

  • year 2016

  • categories Limited Editions
    Processes, Machines & Their unique Results

  • commissioned by

    Alice Stori Liechtenstein

  • for

    Schloß Hollenegg for Design

We were invited by Schloß Hollenegg for Design to stay in this special castle for a week and develop a site-specific design project to the theme of SLOW. The resulting installation is called isochrone and was presented during the SLOW- exhibition curated by Alice Stori Liechtenstein.
The project tries to capture time and pace within a process and an object. It is a constant movement representing time and continuity, to be observed in a calm meditative manner. A multilayered tabletop, representing the various layers of Schloß Hollenegg’s history, is made by carefully piling colourful strata, each hand-made out of pigments, glue, sawdust and paper, onto each other. Once dried, the finished tabletop is placed underneath a big pendulum. Slow and constant, the pendulum swings circularly back and forth, abrading a sectionof the tabletop.
Through the monotonous, steady and continuous movement, a bowl is formed on the tabletop, and the layers of which the surface is made out of, are unveiled. The finished object is a hybrid between a flat surface table, and a bowl; it enriches and complements perfectly the collection of special, unusual and occasionally strange objects, that decorate the rooms of Schloß Hollenegg.

finished table at 'slow' exhibition

detail of the various layers

the pendulum at the Vienna Design Week in 2016

Through the monotonous, steady and continuous movement,
a bowl is carved in the tabletop, unveiling the different layers of which the surface consists.

table no.4 in 'light refraction' colours

table in light refraction colours

detail of the emerging bowl shape

each tabletop is made and coloured at our studio. In a slow process - beginning with mixing the dough, the single layers are coloured individually, rolled out, dried and arranged in a unique composition.

rolling the 'dough'

small single layers model of the first table

colour composition for the table no.3

exhibition setup showing various development stages of the project and a short making of movie. The colour compositions displayed, show the colours for the first two tables made.

  • material

    tabletop: wood-glue, pigments, sawdust, paper
    pendulum: metal, motor, weight, grinder

  • dimensions

    high table: Ø 60 cm x 85 cm (height)
    low table: Ø 72 cm x 45 cm (height)

  • material development

    Eva Ohrhallinger

  • team

    Katharina Mischer, Thomas Traxler, Maria Bauhofer, Elisa Polner