mischer'traxler

"Motion Made - Objects Created by Human Movement"

August 20th – 26th 2017


The Tutors

Katharina Mischer (1982) and Thomas Traxler (1981) form mischer‘traxler studio. Based in Vienna they develop and design objects, furniture, processes, installations and more, thereby focusing on experiments and conceptual thinking within a given context. Balancing between handcraft and technology, they envision whole systems, new production methods and kinetic or interactive installations that question topics, tell stories or open up new ways of doing things. Influencing and complementing each other, Katharina and Thomas examine, experiment, analyse and reject. Their results are often playing with uniqueness and some of their projects are poetic records that interact with the viewer and evoke unexpected reactions. By using their outcomes as well as a mean of communication, the studio tries to show that design can be functional, good and beautiful not just in objects but as well in the ideas they represent.

Exhibitions on contemporary design and art displayed their projects in museums such as the Boijmans Van Beuningen, the Design Museum (London), the Triennale di Milano, CAFA Art Museum Beijing, and mudac (Lausanne), as well as on international festivals and fairs. Projects by mischer'traxler are to be found in the permanent collections of the Art Institute Chicago, the Vitra Design Museum and the MAK (Vienna).
Their work has won several awards, for example the Wu Guanzhong Art & Science Innovation Award 2012, the Austrian Experimental Design Award 2009, an honorary mention at Prix ArsElectronica 2009 and the DMY-Award 2009. As a studio, mischer'traxler was honoured with the 'W-hotels designer of the future award' by Design Miami/Basel and W-hotels in 2011 and recently with the 'Young talent award' by the BE OPEN foundation.

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"Motion Made - Objects Created by Human Movement"
August 20th – 26th

The Workshop

Without movement, nothing would be created.
Our “motion made” workshop will purposefully apply human action when using, operating or making objects. Through practical assignments and experiments, the participants will be stimulated to use their bodies to jump, swing, move, balance, pull..., and use these forces to create products: furniture, objects or even installations. Directions to consider will vary from logical and meaningful solutions to poetic and lively proposals or even amusing absurdity. As the workshop unfolds, there will be a transition from individual tasks to collective aims resulting in shared experiences and collaborative outcomes.

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* Early Bird Price: 10% discount until May 1st
Price includes full workshop tuition & accommodation
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• All the workshops are in English
• 22 students per workshop maximum
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• Bonfire, exhibition & guided tour
• 3 designer's presentations
• The famous Wednesday "Porky's party"
• And many more surprises...
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