news
  • Dec. 01st - Dec. 05th 2021
    new project

    Design Miami: our new installation "embodied nature" commissioned by Maison Perrier-Jouët will be unveiled!
    An artistic experience to nurture sensibility to the living world

    Design Miami / 2021

  • Nov. 11th - Nov. 14th 2021
    curiosity cloud

    an updated "curiosity cloud" for Maison Perrier Jouët is on show at the 8th West Bund Art & Design fair in Shanghai. We are very happy that our collaboration with Perrier Jouët continues and insects flutter again at West Bund Art Center:
    2555 Long Teng Avenue, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China

    Westbund

  • Oct. 22nd - Oct. 31st 2021
    new project

    DESIGN ART TOKYO: First stop of our new collaboration 'I am Nature'with maison Perrier Jouet dealing about biodiversity.
    to be shown at Gyre.Food

    Design Art Tokyo

  • 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

  • Nov. 4th - Dec. 12th 2021
    exhibition

    "MADE IN: Crafts — Design Narratives", a Travelling Exhibition stops in Schneeberg Germany including our project 'ratio' executed in collaboration with the stonemason Beno Ogrin.

    Schneeberg

  • 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