Top 5 Must-Sees Of This Year’s Vienna Design Week

Vienna Design Week , Austria’s biggest design festival, kicked off yesterday. The annual event, which is entering its ninth year, was founded by Lilli Hollein, Tulga Beyerle and Thomas Geisler. The aim is to connect Austrian designers to the international design scene. The 10-day festival takes place in a former bread factory, which used to be one of the largest in Europe, and highlights contemporary designers through exhibitions, presentations, talks and performances. The different categories of the festival include architecture, graphic arts, product, furniture, industrial, experimental and social design.

We’ve assembled a list of our Top 5 must-sees during Vienna Design Week…

CHMARA.ROSINKE: CUCINA FUTURISTA 2.0

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Design duo Ania Rosinke and Maciej Chmara present their ‘Cucina Futurista 2.0’ project, which is inspired by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti’s futurist kitchen. Their aim is to show that there are other ways to design tableware other than a round white plate. Instead, they focus on “cooking according to aesthetic conditions”.

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FEINE DINGE: RAW. PORCELAIN SERVICE

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Austrian design studio Feine Dinge created the RAW dinner service made of recycled porcelain. The pastel-colored set belongs to the studio’s ceramic products that all feature a minimal design.

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CHRISTOPHE MACHET – VIENNESE (HI)STORIES

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Paris-based designer Christophe Machet creates new products by exploring various materials and their origins, like the ‘Toiture’ piece that is a surface made of hundreds of slippers soles found in Ouagadougou’s landfills.

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LUCIA MASSARI: MARBLEABILIA

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‘Marbleabilia’ is a design project by Lucia Massari alongside Mandruzzato Marmi & Graniti. The unique pieces are entirely made of reused marble scrap and are transformed into everyday objects such as kitchen tops or sinks.

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ALDO BAKKER & JOAN HERNÁNDEZ PIJUAN: FIGURAS

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Artist duo Aldo Bakker and Joan Hernández Pijuan combine Bakker’s objects and Pijuan’s paintings for the exhibition ‘Figuras’. The project is situated at the interface of “art and design and contrasts”.

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– In collaboration with Vienna Design Week

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