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  • 30 may - september 20, 2020
    exhibition: showing LeveL - the fragile balance of utopia

    What if ...? - a new exhibition presents over thirty artists and designers who investigate the potential of the utopian.

    Neues Museum Nürnberg

  • june 1 - 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

  • may 16 - september 20, 2020
    new project ratio on show:

    "MADE IN: Crafts — Design Narratives", a travelling Exhibition is on show at MAO Ljubljana. Commissioned by MAO and in collaboration with the stonemason Beno Ogrin, we developed a new project called ratio.

    MAO Ljubljana

  • may 09 - may 31, 2020
    new project / exhibition: limited grasses

    "Walden" at Schloss Hollenegg for Design can be viewed digitally online.
    For this exhibition, we extended our realLimited Project about endangered species and developed a new table called

    Schloss Hollenegg for Design

  • february 26 - august 30, 2020
    new project nocturnal cloud is exhibited

    in the exhibition "Extraordinary" at the Mudac in Lausanne, Switzerland. The piece nocturnal cloud including moth and illuminated fireflies was commissioned by the museum and will stay in their permanent glass collection.

    Musée de design et d’arts appliqués contemporains

  • march 13 - 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

patterns of vienna

the interpretation of the city of Vienna with the versatile material Alcatara

  • year 2015 / 2016

  • categories other projects
    Static Installations

  • Curated by

    Domitilla Dardi & Giulio Cappellini

  • commissioned by

     Alcantara and Maxxi museum

Alcanatara and the Maxxi museum asked 9 design studios to interpret Asian and European cities with the versatile material Alcantara. Mischer’traxler worked on an installation focusing on Vienna. Vienna is a city full of history, music, rhythm and emotions. It is not loud, not fast and not colourful. It is a secretive city that has to be slowly explored with open eyes. Then one can discover a lot of patterns that carry the characteristics of the city. In order to represent Vienna in Alcantara and as a small souvenir, the focus is on these patterns and structures that can be found within the city. Typical motifs are simplified into graphics and translated with Alcantara by making use of various production techniques like laser engraving, weaving and gluing. The resulting fabrics are then additionally turned into small objects. This way the tiles often found in the old (above ground) subway stations by Otto Wagner are made into folding boxes; the shingles of St.Stephan’s Cathedral become pillows, the ‘Wiener Geflecht’, a traditional woven structure of seats, is turned into a shopping-bag and the botanically inspired roof of the secession-building is converted into a lamp-shade whilst typical herringbone- parquet flooring is changed into home-slippers. Altogether the fabrics and objects, all in typical dusty, slightly faded but still very charming colours give an overview of what can be found in Vienna and try to capture a glimpse of Viennese atmosphere. The project was shown in the exhibition ‘East meets West’, curated by Giulio Cappellini & Domitilla Dardi, in February 2016. The group exhibition showed projects by Studio Job, Constance Guisset, Poetic Lab,mischer’traxler, Gam Fratesi, Neri&Hu, Hans Tan, Michael Young, Poetic Lab and Cosmas Gozali

folding box, pattern inspired by the tiles in the old undergroundstations by Otto Wagner

the pattern is inspired by the tiles in the old undergroundstations by Otto Wagner

the box can be completely collapsed

Vienna is a secretive city that has to be slowly explored with open eyes. Then one can discover a lot of patterns that carry the characteristics of the city.

bag inspired by the "Wiener Geflecht"

"Wiener Geflecht"

detail of the bag

house shoes inspired by fishbone flooring found in many Viennese flats

pillow, pattern inspired by the roof-tiling of St.Stephan's Cathedrale

detail of the pattern inspired by the roof-tiling of St.Stephan's Cathedrale

the pattern is inspired by the pattern of the secession-facade

lamp with various layers of Alcantara sheets with Scession inspired pattern

detail of the layered lamp

research on Viennese patterns

model of the installation

  • material

    alcantara microfiber fabric

  • dimension

    various

  • project assistant

    Maria Bauhofer, Anais Bourcier

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