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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

    more info

  • 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

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

  • assistance

    Monja Hirscher, Elisa Polner, Adinda Rensen