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

scientific nature of jewellery

interpreting the profession of goldsmith from various angles and opening up towards new inputs

chemical substances are part of the transformation progress

Invited by the Vienna Design Week 09 to participate in that year’s Passionswege*, this project was realized together with Rozet & Fischmeister Court Jewelers.
Famous for their silverware, they recently began to focus, once again, more on fine jewellery.

Researching into hand-crafted jewellery and all its productions steps, it became obvious that the making of jewellery requires much training and specification as well as patience, careful planning, love for perfect details, and an immense amount of knowledge in materials. This finding was translated into an experimental set up with the title the scientific nature of jewellery.

*Passionwege is a project format of Vienna Design Week. Every Year ten emerging designers (national and international) are invited to collaborate in an experimental project with Vienna-based companies.

growing necklace

To make a beautiful and accurately-made piece of jewellery, it needs time, mindfulness and patience. Similar to a grain, which slowly develops and becomes the plant.
In this experiment, gemstones are replaced by grains. Tenderly cultivated, taken care of and shaped, the seed grows gradually up, becoming the actual “piece of jewellery”. The owner can cultivate and form the plant to his imagination and experiment with various species.

setup for growing jewellery

seeds are pre-growing in little glasses

seeds as the base of the later necklace

discolouring necklace

the sulphide liquid will reveal the silhouettes

Knowledge about material and its physical and chemical properties, enable to broaden the boarders of classic craftsmanship.
In this second experiment a silver necklace is doused, again and again, in sulphide liquid. After some time, black graphics emerge on the necklace. In this case, the silhouettes of two children become visible.

A reinterpretation of classical amulets showing the ones we love.

chemical instruments and metal tests

original necklace by Rozet & Fischmeister

It requires many work steps and fine-tuning until a classic piece of jewellery is finished. The piece is melted, hit, wrought, soldered, edged, polished …
To emphasize the importance of details, beauty and precision, an original piece by Rozet & Fischmeister is examined through magnifying glasses.

nacklace by Rozet & Fischmeister

forms and shapes

precious elements for the jewellery

visualisation of the installation