news
  • June
    new commission

    We are very happy that the MK&G Hamburg (museum for arts and crafts) commissioned the "riparian cloud" for their permanent collection which includes species which are extinct or endangered in the area of Hamburg.

    MK&G Hamburg

  • 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

  • May 25th - Oct. 3rd
    exhibition

    our project "ratio-s" is part of the "Climate Care" exhibition at the MAK during the Vienna Biennale.

    MAK Vienna

  • april 09th - sept. 12th 2021
    exhibition

    "colourful kinaesthesa"
    The workshop results from our 2019 workshop in Boisbuchet are travelling with the "Colour and the Senses" exhibition to Lille.

    COLORS, ETC.

  • april 01st – august 15th, 2021
    exhibition

    "Design by Time exhibition" — currently on show at the The Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco.
    With it our projects 'isochrone', 'day by day' and 'the idea of a tree'

    design by time

  • 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