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Posts tagged as 'Austria'

Tue 1.7.

‘Best Friends Chair’ by Martin Mostböck (AT)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 01.07.2014 - Tagged as: , ,

'Best Friends Chair' by Martin Mostböck

‘Best Friends Chair’ by Martin Mostböck

The ‘Best Friends Chair’, designed by Austrian architect and designer Martin Mostböck, arose from a reaction to a colourful expression used in his native Vienna.

 

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Islamic Cemetery by Bernardo Bader Architect

Islamic Cemetery by Bernardo Bader Architect

Bernardo Bader Architect has won an Aga Khan Award for Architecture for Islamic Cemetery, a cemetery that serves Vorarlberg, the industrialised westernmost state of Austria, where more than eight percent of the population is Muslim.

 

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Fino Secretary Desk by Thomas Feichtner for Anrei

Fino Secretary Desk by Thomas Feichtner for Anrei

As part of an 18-piece furniture collection made of solid wood, Thomas Feichtner has created a secretary desk without the heavy and massive quality typical of solid wood furniture and yet retaining its constructive materiality.

 

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Summer House in Southern Burgenland by Judith Benzer Architektur; photo by Martin Weiß

A Vienna-based architect Judith Benzer has recently completed this wood-clad summerhouse located in the easternmost Austrian Land of Burgenland. Formally echoing the archetypal gabled house, the design of the detached, two-storey structure stems from that of the Kellerstöckel (wine house) typical to the Southern Burgenland region. (more…)

Detail of ‘Stool 01′ by Daphna Laurens for Wittmann; photo by Daphna Laurens

On the occasion of this year’s edition of Vienna Design Week which took place earlier in autumn (28.09 – 07.10.2012), Eindhoven-based design duo Daphna Laurens have been commissioned by the Austrian upholstered furniture specialist Wittmann Company to ‘exchange design ideas and produce a tangible outcome, be it a product or installation.’ Following this brief, the studio have realised this striking and decidedly tangible, two-piece seating collection which was presented at the Passionwege exhibition. (more…)

L House by Architects Collective; photo by Hertha Hurnaus

Vienna-based architectural practice Architects Collective have recently completed this detached 300-square-meters residence whose L-shaped structure was inspired by the traditional architecture of the Austria’s Burgenland region. Featuring a striking, slanted roof and boasting panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, the two-storey L House has been developed to ‘merge the needs of it’s residents with the environment’ and features a number of energy-efficient solutions such as triple panel glassing. (more…)

Kitzbühel Mansion by splendid architecture; photo by Ralf Buscher

Developed to reflect the local landscape and architecture, this striking 530-square-meters detached villa was realised by a Hamburg-based practice, splendid architecture. Clad with recycled Tyrolean wood planks, the two-storey residency is located in the renowned Austrian ski resort, Kitzbühel. (more…)

'Holo' pendant lamp by Patrycja Domanska; photo by Paris Tsitsos

A young Polish-born Vienna-based designer Patrycja Domanska has recently created this simple metal pendant lamp whose colour changes once the design heats up. Made of spun aluminium, ‘Holo’ is coated with a special thermochromic paint which fades from vivid turquoise to white when the lamp reaches 31 〫C (as seen in the video below). The design will be presented at Designersblock Milan 2012 which will take place as part of MOST during this year’s Salone del Mobile. (more…)

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