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

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