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  • september 25, 2020 - october 4, 2020
    exhibition: naturphilia

    a mischer'traxler studio and Schloss Hollenegg for Design exhibition on the occassion of Vienna Design Week 2020!
    NATURPHILIA shows projects that strive to find a balance between the natural and the artificial, between the technological and the ecological – and, as a result, attempt to enable these various dimensions to coexist.
    come visit us at:
    Vivenotgasse 30, 1120 Vienna
    25-27 sept. 11:00-19:00 and
    2-4 oct. 11:00-19:00

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  • june 1, 2020 - january 3, 2021
    exhibition: showing our the idea of a tree project.

    The exhibition "Time Matters" displays almost 30 objects around the theme of time.

    Cube Museum

  • march 13, 2020- february 21, 2021
    exhibition showing colourful kinaesthesia and the idea of a tree

    "Kleureyck -Van Eyck’s Colours in Design" at the Design Museum Gent one the idea of a tree bench and our contribution "colourful kinaesthesia" – highlighting the results of a wonderful Boisbuchet workshop from last summer are on show.

    design museum Gent

it takes more than one

a mirror which only works if more than one
person is using it

On the occasion of being one of the winners of the ‘Designer of the future award’, we got commissioned to develop new work on the theme of ‘conversation pieces’ , which premiered at Design Miami/ Basel in June 2011. Conversations are important to learn about oneself and to define who you are. Through conversation with others, one is able to discover oneself. This was the starting point to develop a mirror which visualizes that self reflection requires interaction with others. It takes more than one is a mirror which is just working if more than one person is standing in front of itThe mirror appears just white if one looks at it alone, but as soon as another person is joining, it becomes reflective and shows both persons in the mirror. The shape of the leaning mirror represents two single outlines that are overlapping each other. The intersection of the two shapes turns from a matt white surface to a mirror. Sensors in the mirror’s frame detect how many people are in front of it and switches the mirror on or off.

small technical note: The mirror just needs energy when being reflective and not when being turned off

if just one person is standing in front of the mirror it stays white

detail of the two overlapping frames

The mirror is just working if more than one person is standing in front of it, because only through conversation with others, one is able to discover oneself.

the exhibition setup with it takes more than one (right) and collective works (left)

visitors interacting with the it takes more than one mirror at the "design and the city" exhibition in Shanghai

visualisations of the project

first sketches

first test in the studio