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  • dec. 8th 2020 - april 5th 2021
    exhibition

    BOLD AND FREE!
    The Invasion of Hidden Objects - the second cooperation with the MAK Vienna. Creative approaches to masterpieces of applied Arts once again convey the diversity of the MAK Collection in an unconventional and imaginative way.

    bold and free /MAK

  • oct. 2nd - february 2021
    new project / exhibition

    our project ratio is currently on show with the travelling exhibition "MADE IN" at the Werkraum Bregenzerwald MADE IN: Crafts - Design Narratives

  • 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