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

ratio-s

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

  • year 2020

  • category Products and 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