mischer’traxler (AT) + Design Museum Gent (BE)
August 11th – August 17th 2019
Katharina Mischer, Thomas Traxler and their team form mischer‘traxler studio. Based in Vienna they develop and design products, furniture, installations and more, with a focus on experiments, context and conceptual thinking.
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.
Their projects are displayed in exhibitions on contemporary Design and Art as well as in Museums such as the Boijmans van Boiningen, the Design Museum London, the Triennale Milano, Mudac Lausanne and more, 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, among others.
As a studio, mischer’traxler was honoured with the ‘Designer of the future award’ by Design Miami/Basel and W-hotels in 2011 in 2014 with the ‘Young talent award’ by the Be-open foundation and recently with the Swarovski Design Medal 2016 by Swarovski and the Vienna Design Week.
Kinaesthesia (noun, awareness of the position and movement of the parts of the body by means of sensory organs in the muscles and joints | from Greek kinein ‘to move’ + aisthēsis ‘sensation’.)
This is a workshop about human movement and colour, with the goal to exhibit the result(s) in the exhibition "colour and the senses" at the Designmuseum in Gent, Belgium, in spring 2020.
Questions such as “how can colour make people move”, “how can colour move”, “how can unconscious movement of people have an impact on a colour” will be the starting point for our experiments and discussions.
Small individual and collective tasks will introduce us slowly into the topic, let us explore and test various ideas and directions and then decide, as a group, on a final project for the exhibition.
The outcome should be a sensual experience which itself will be shown in the museum or is documented in a way that animates the exhibition.
Design Museum Gent Belgium
The Design Museum Gent, situated in the heart of Ghent, possesses a comprehensive and trend-setting collection of Belgian design, supported by international top-class objects. Its collection includes everything from the Art Nouveau of Henry van de Velde to contemporary avant-garde design. The museum collection has evolved from 17th and 18th century applied arts towards modern and contemporary design from 1860 till now. The objects prior to 1860 provide the historic basis on which modern and contemporary design are engrafted.
- Accommodation & food are included
- We can accommodate for special catering
- All participants sleep in dormitories
- To book a private room or bring additional guests, get in touch: email@example.com
- Our staff are available to help you conceptualize & produce your designs
- Tools & materials are provided by Boisbuchet
- All workshops are taught in English
- The number of participants is limited to 22