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  • July 9th - September 3rd
    exhibition

    it is a great pleasure to show Colour Breeze #1
    at the exhibition
    Craft School: a summer of playful making

    Crafts Council

  • opening June 25th
    exhibition

    'idea of a tree' in Chicago
    "exploring the idea of nature in design as a multifaceted engagement with landscape, materials, technology, and traditional ways of making"

    Art Institute of Chicago

  • June 18th - September 25th
    exhibition

    'nocturnal cloud' as part of the exhibition "Listening to the Earth" at mudac Lausanne

    mudac Lausanne

  • on show till December 31st
    exhibition

    the exhibition "Forms of drinking" shows the glass as a design theme and an object of everyday life.
    Our project 'Access' is a set of six drinking glasses, confronting people with the global distribution of clean drinking water.

    Punta Conterie / Murano

  • March 27th - Nov. 6th 2022
    exhibition

    'LeveL' in the exhibition
    "the new human" at the Große Kunstschau Worpswede

    Worpswede Museum

  • ongoing
    exhibition

    we had the pleasure to co-curate the new MAK Design Lab at the Museum of applied Arts in Vienna. Within the permanent exhibition one can find as well a few of our projects like 'the idea of a tree', 'limited moths' or 'LeveL

    MAK Design Lab

ratio-s

a three-dimensional illustration of the amount of (first) inherent metal in specific ore

  • year 2020

  • categories artistic research
    Products & Furniture

  • in collaboration with

    Beno Ogrin

The new additional  pieces within the ratio– series, called ratio-s are small desktop items such as a table-mirror and paperweights and two hanging mobiles.
Each piece consists of two main parts – the metal ore and the amount of metal which could be extracted from it. By making data tangible, the project highlights the fact that it takes a great amount of stone to turn it into a pure metal. Extracting metals requires a big amount of energy and changes a lot of landscapes. Thus, as consumers, we should properly value and appreciate the things around us and choose wisely what we need and want.

detail of the mirror's engraving

small mirror made out of polished stainless steel inserted into a cut and polished piece of iron ore. The amount of material of the stainless steel mirror equals the amount that could be extracted from the base.

hanging mobile out of bauxite and aluminium

2,2% of copper ore becomes pure copper

hanging mobile made from copper and copper ore

site visit to a quarry in Slovenia

there is no small mine - extracting metals reshapes landscapes

paperweight made from copper and copper ore

only 0,8% zinc are in enclosed in zinc ore

drilled stones in the stonemason worshop

  • material

    zinc, stainless steel, copper, brass, aluminium, ores of various kinds (zinc ore, aluminium ore, copper ore & iron ore), foil

  • dimensions

    mobiles: 55 x 4 x 30 cm

    mirror: 12 x 19 x 30 cm

    paperweights: 4 x 25 cm

  • stonemason

    Beno Ogrin

  • team

    Katharina Mischer, Thomas Traxler, Monja Hirscher, Elisa Polner, Adinda Rensen