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Dear Reader, Sweden is in the forefront of innovation and trend-setting, not least when it comes to design and lifestyle – so what could we possibly present to you that would capture your interest and curiosity? Well, let us surprise you by presenting some new perspectives on what Austria has to offer in this domain! Here is a taste of an active and diverse art scene and attractive lifestyle environments in a country that combines traditional and modern aspects in unique ways. Once the imperial center of the Habsburg empire, Austria was exposed for centuries to the lively influences of eastern and southern Europe. This cultural medium has formed the basis for alternating developments of classics and modernism and today’s art and culture scene in Austria is very much founded on the country’s role as a melting pot of cultures. Through the exhibition A taste of Austrian Design and Lifestyle, taking place 5 – 30 September 2012 at Designgalleriet in Stockholm, and through this Travel Guide, we hope to show you a fresh view on Austria as fascinating destination of and for design, art and lifestyle experiences. We would like to express our gratitude to the designers and architects for their contributions.

Michael Tauschmann Market Manager Sweden

A Taste of Austrian Design and Lifestyle Design, culture and lifestyle are words used in many contexts. They can be perceived as an expression of or a reaction to the culture of daily life within given social contexts. Take for instance Austrian architecture. Austria’s major architectural attractions are an open invitation to travel back through the ages, whereas the country’s contemporary architecture feature stylistic tendencies ranging from minimalism and reductionism to deconstructivism as manifested in public spaces - like Vienna’s MuseumsQuartier. Opened in 2001, the MuseumsQuartier is one of the world’s largest complexes for modern art and culture, offering a wide variety of programs and events. The MQ’s courtyard furniture, made up of designer team PPAG’s Enzi and Enzo, plays an active role in enhancing its attractiveness as a living space. (Enzi is on display in this exhibition, as is Rainer Mutsch’s modular outdoor furniture Dune.) But what makes us appreciate design or the culture it resides in? What makes objects, experiences and the meanings you ascribe to them last? What makes Austria an interesting place for design, art and architecture? What makes Austrian design culture unique?

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These are central questions to which this exhibition and travel guide seeks to provide new perspectives. One might claim that lasting design is linked to the meaning it receives from emotions, values, memories and thoughts, special or every day aspects. In this sense, design can create poetic moments, enjoyment, critical imperatives and even relief, it can fulfill or trigger needs and wishes, depending on the context. Borrowing a phrase from contemporary Austrian designers (EOOS) – “aside from enabling poetic moments in everyday life, a product or piece of furniture should (…) react with an open mind to the users’ - possibly changing - needs and wants”.

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Taking its point of departure in the encounter between history and present, tradition and innovation, this exhibition conceptually seeks to provide an overview of some of the diversity of more than 100 years of Austrian design and interaction between material, form, function, aesthetics, meaning, and lifestyle. Thus, all objects on display are intended for everyday usage. The objects on display are arranged in an interactive way according to three characteristic Austrian lifestyle settings: The Viennese Coffee House (Kaffeehaus), Living & Cooking and Wine & Water. All three settings epitomize a uniquely Austrian symbiosis between design, lifestyle and culture. Art and design survive and develop through creative interchange be-tween artist and audience, between the artists themselves as well as between yesterday, today and tomorrow. ”To every age its art. To art its freedom”. The credo of the Vienna Secession movement, founded in 1897 as a reaction to the conservatism and historicism then prevalent in Austrian art, architecture and design, still echoes through the streets of the Austrian capital. The creative challenge to tradition initially posed by Secessionists like painter Gustav Klimt, architect Otto Wagner and designer Josef Hoffmann has since become a defining trait of Austrian design, art and architecture. It is therefore appropriate that the playful and original encounter between history and the present should run like a red thread through the present exhibition. Today, the Secession building is not only one of Austria’s most photographed structures but also an important centre for art and architecture, an exhibition space where shows by contemporary artists have been contributing to the public discourse on art for more than a hundred years.

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The Swedish audience will surely recognize the well-known work and legacy of Austrian-Swedish designer and architect Josef Frank, key figure in the ”Swedish Modern” and represented in this exhibition by two of his early interior design objects. Frank’s work has inspired a range of contemporary Austrian designers. For instance his textile designs have been used by Bernard Rudofsky and POLKA. Intercultural connections between Austria and Sweden in design and architecture can also be traced in the work of Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky, Erich Boltenstern and Oswald Haerdtl, among others. Claesson Koivisto Rune’s vase series Vindobona from 2010 is the latest addition to this tradition. Another important, although less well-known connection between Austrian and Swedish design is Viktor Papanek. A strong advocate for socially and ecologically responsible designs of products and tools, Papanek

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reached international renown for his work based on his belief that “the only important thing about design is how it relates to people”. His inspiring and provocative writings, questioning design industries and the meanings ascribed to design had a strong influence and put the focus on design adapted to the needs of the disabled. The institution of the Viennese Coffee House (Kaffeehaus), in particular Viennese establishments such as Café Central, Café Museum and Café Prückel, has been immortalized through the writings of Austrian authors Stefan Zweig, Peter Altenberg and Karl Kraus, to mention but a few. Famously serving as the natural meeting point for writers, poets, painters, artists and politicians alike at the fin-de-siècle, the institution of the Kaffeehaus still retains its significance in the cultural and intellectual life of Austria today. And just like 100 years ago, the visitor to the Kaffeehaus can enjoy coffee specialties such as Melange, Einspänner or Verlängerter, as well as traditional Austrian food like Kaiserfrühstück, Sacherwürstel or Knödel, rounding off with a classic Apfelstrudel dessert. Plates, cups and utensils on display in the exhibition (Julia Landsiedl and Danklhampel, KIM+HEEP) clearly connect to the cultural heritage and practices of the Viennese Coffee House. These designers took part in the exhibition “The Great Viennese Coffee House Experiment”, directed by architect and designer Gregor Eichinger who, among other projects, has designed Kunsthallencafé and the Österreicher im MAK. More recent additions to the Viennese Coffee House scene include Kaffeefabrik, Café Phil and concept stores like Das Möbel, where young architects and designers like ARGE 2 are given a platform to take on tradition in a creative environment. Central to the traditional design of the Austrian Coffee House is bentwood furniture, represented both by the iconic 19th century Thonet chair No. 214 as well as Hermann Czech’s reinterpretation from 1993. The exhibition also features Robert Stadler’s elaboration of a new chair (2011) that breaks with tradition. Integral to the coffee house experience are also chandeliers and lamps, in this exhibition represented by designs from Hans Harald Rath, Walking Chair and Christiane Büssgen. There is always a very special connection between a country’s cuisine and its wines. When it comes to Austrian wine and food, they’re a match made in heaven. Perhaps it is the soil and the climate that influence the wines and other agricultural products, which in turn influence regional cuisine. Or perhaps it is the mentality of the people who both press the wine and create, prepare and then savor dishes coupled with the appropriate choice of wine.

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Take Vienna for example, where 700 hectares of vineyards within city limits help shape both Vienna’s cityscape, lifestyle and culinary offerings. Whatever it may be, a country’s wine and cuisine have always seemed to form a mysterious symbiosis which has brought forth the greatest of culinary delights. A French bresse pigeon without a Pinot Noir from Burgundy? Unthinkable. A bistecca Fiorentina without Chianti or Brunello? A wonderful dish gone to waste. It is no different with Austrian cuisine. What would accompany a hearty snack with ”Verhackertes” — ground, garlic-infused, smoked bacon, ”Kasnocken” — dumplings with melted cheese, and ”Backhendl” — breaded, deep fried chicken, at a west Styrian wine tavern (Heurige) better than the regional staple — Schilcher? Bordering the province of Styria is the province of Burgenland. Here, summers are generally hot and winters cold, which makes it an ideal wine-producing region. It is here that Austria’s most pungent reds and its sweetest white wines mature. Burgenland’s vintners are making a name for themselves as progressive builders, by putting up exciting contemporary structures among the vineyards or commissioning sensitive refurbishments of and extensions to their wine estates. Focus for the lifestyle setting Living & Cooking is the everyday usage of design related to the kitchen, kitchen utensils, living and dining areas. The objects on exhibition in this setting represent various periods in Austrian design culture, mirroring at the same time Zeitgeist and timelessness, mainstream and individuality, exclusive and everyday use. Here, the long standing Austrian tradition in porcelain and glass manufacturing, carpentry, kitchen design, dining sets and cutlery meets contemporary innovative design, experimental and socio-economical critical approaches. Highlights of contemporary design include EOOS, dottings, Thomas Feichtner, mischer’traxler, breadedEscalope, Marco Dessí, LUCY D., manodesign, feinedinge*, bkm and Patrick Rampelotto. Furniture and objects include designs by icons Friedrich Kiesler, Josef Frank, Oskar Strnad, Josef Hoffmann and Viktor Papanek.

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Three key aspects combine the traditional and the contemporary in the lifestyle setting Wine & Water – vineyards, wine bars and traditional Austrian wine taverns (Heurige). A wide range of different glasses and decanters and an exclusive selection of furniture illustrate the close relation in Austria between the product itself (wine) and the means with which one delights in it. Austrian wine glass design and production has received international fame for its attention to detail.

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There is also an increasing international interest for Austrian wines and vineyards, which in turn has led wine producers to initiate creative and fruitful cooperation with designers. Objects on display in the exhibition include designs by Adolf Loos, Stefan Sagmeister, Pudelskern, Robert Rüf, mikimartinek, Franz Maurer and March Gut. Notable examples of modern Austrian wine architecture are to be found in the provinces Styria and Lower Austria, where wine has been grown since Roman times. And just like 2 000 years ago, the enjoyment of a glass of wine in the tavern is enhanced by a glass of crystal clear water. (Mix the wine with the water and you get the famous Austrian „longdrink“ G’Spritzter). Lower Austria’s most spectacular architectural gem is undoubtedly the Loisium, a sprawling multimedia wine museum with an adjoining designer hotel, the work of architect Steven Holl. We hope that you will find discovering and exploring Austrian design a most rewarding and delightful experience, be it at this exhibition or in Austria itself.

Anna-Marie Hermann Curator / Creative Direction

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V I ENN A 12 THINGS TO DO IN VIENNA EAT A “KÄSEKRAINER” AT A “WÜRSTLSTAND” HAVE A “EINSPÄNNER” OR “MELANGE” IN ONE OF THE CLASSIC VIENNESE CAFÈS DANCE TO SOME BALKAN BEATS GO ON A CULINARY JOURNEY at NASCHMARKT hang around IN ONE OF THE beautiful parks go for a swim IN STROMBAD KRITZENDORF LISTEN TO THE WORLD’S LEADING CLASSICal ORCHESTRA HAVE A SEAT ON ONE OF THE colorful ENZIS IN FRONT OF mq TAKE A TOUR OF VIENNA’S SEWERS, “THIRD MAN” STYLE drink another coffee with an “applestrudel” DANCE A WALTZ take this guide and explore the favorite places of austria’s design elite

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about hermann czech Born in Vienna. Student of Konrad Wachsmann and Ernst A. Plischke.

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selection of existing places BUILT BY HERMANN CZECH Kleines Café, 1970/73-74 (1010 - Franziskanerplatz 3) Wunder-Bar, 1976 (1010 - Schönlaterngasse 8 ) Salzamt, 1983 (1010 - Ruprechtsplatz 1) Winter glazing of the State Opera loggia, 1991-94 (1010 - Opernring 2) Theatercafé, 1998/2010 (1060 - Linke Wienzeile 6) Gasthaus Pöschl, 2000 (1010 - Weihburggasse 17)

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HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE VIENNA? “In its basic structure Vienna has remained a small city, namely in the definition of its center. Everybody recognizes St. Stephen’s Cathedral as the center of Vienna. It is, I think, the only metropolis of the 19th century that has this characteristic. You cannot tell where the center of Rome, London, or Paris is. The fact is that in the metropolis, in general, there are no definite centers; they tend to shift, move, and multiply in the course of history. But for Vienna, even in the 21st century the structure can be described in a concentric diagram.”

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What’s a “must-do” in your city? Loos Bar (1010 - Kärntner Durchgang 10) - the American Bar by Adolf Loos (1908) is a space created by mirrors. On the side walls half pillars together with their mirrored images make square pillars; in the corners, with two mirrors adjoining, quarter pillars do the same. Together they create an endless grid of supports for a coffered ceiling. — Above the entrance, there is no mirror — where you just have entered, the illusion would not work. Karlskirche (1040 - Kreuzherrengasse 1) - built by the elder Fischer von Erlach (1715-37) is consciously referring Roman and Islamic architecture. The pond in front is of the 1970s. Baroque palaces occasionally are mirrored in water (so the Upper Belvedere in Vienna) — but never would this effect have been applied to a church! If heaven is what is up in the height, what would it be that is down below? Presently, during renovation, the space of the building can be experienced in an exceptional way: An elevator brings tourists up to the base of the dome (next to the oval windows); from there you can walk on stairs up into the top lantern. (Renovation probably will be finished in spring 2013.)

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What inspires you? Family, friends, concept art, philosophy, sociology, nature. HOW WOULD A GOOD FRIEND DESCRIBE YOU? Nonconformist, inquisitive, unpredictable, exhausting, insane but in a nice and friendly way.

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WHAT DO YOU READ? Books about critical theory, cultural studies, alternative lifestyles, survival, agriculture, production methods, construction & materials. Mickey Mouse.

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Who is your hero? A mermaid hybrid of: Diogenes, Ronnie Biggs, Klaus Störtebeker, John Dillinger, William Burroughs, Joseph Beuys, Helmut Qualtinger, Friedrich Nietzsche, Gilles Deleuze, Pierre Bourdieu, Herbert Marcuse, Lizard King and Madonna. Your perfect 24 hours? Wake up, have a cold shower, get dressed and out on the streets Smile at every person you see while searching for an old café. Order a glass of tap water and try to keep the deadly gaze. Observe the elderly reading newspapers and talking. Listen and learn, then try to start a conversation. After getting first-hand history reports, go and try to find something proper to eat in a restaurant with traditional Viennese cuisine. You might find a variety of freaky dishes, mostly consisting of innards. Try to overcome your inhibitions and order what you find most disgusting. Order a beer and a glass of schnapps with your meal. Eat up and take a look around the city. Try to earn some money by making bad portraits of passers-by on Mariahilferstrasse till it’s dark. Afterwards sit down in a nice bar and invest everything you earned in wine and beer. Buy a drink for some strangers in the bar and listen to their stories. Find new friends who take you to a houseparty. Be the last guest.

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“pratiquer la poesie.” – Andre Breton, Manifeste du surrealisme [1924]

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your favorite districtS? Ottakring (1160 Vienna) - because it’s multicultural and always challenging. your favorite shops? Schrauben Clausen (1070 - Neubaugasse 71) - because it’s unpretentious and in-your-face. your favorite cafés? Adlerhof (1070 - Burggasse 51), Rüdigerhof (1050 - Hamburgerstr. 20), Weidinger (1160 - Lerchenfelder Gürtel 1) - jaded, lively ambience. your favorite restaurants? Gasthof zur Stadt Paris (1080 - Lenaugasse 1), Pizza Mari (1020 - Leopoldgasse 23A), Restaurant Augustin (1150 - Märzstrasse 67) a nice variety of restaurants - try them yourself. places for an epic night out? Alt Wien (1040 - Schleifmühlgasse 23) - there are always some aged poets or artists sitting at the bar with a strong desire for discussions. Afterwards hang out at the canal and wait for sunrise. What’s a “must-do” in your city? Smoke in a restaurant - it’s still legal! your favorite places to relax and escape? Our studio (1160 - Ottakringer Strasse 77), Karmelitermarkt (1020), Brunnenmarkt & Yppenplatz (1160), Kalenberg, Krieau. place where you feel the most vibe? Opernpassage (1010). What do you love about your city? Cynicism and sarcasm, the people’s strong connection to mortality, the many museums and parks and the beautiful countryside around it. What smell would describe your city best? Sausage, beer, coffee, wine, horse dung, pastries, old women’s perfume, church smell - all put together in a shopping bag and shaken up. Why did you move here or never leave? It’s a well-balanced compromise between quality of life and opportunities to do what we want. Vienna offers a varied cultural range and artistic exchange. Many historical and geographical circumstances generate a unique atmosphere and form an interesting identity.

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What is the best moment of the day? Enjoying a coffee in the afternoon, cycling home through the city center. What inspires you? People who surround us and things we use - the good and the bad ones. your lifestyle in 5 words? Interested, sporty, highly motivated, relaxed, elegant, sustainable.

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Who is your hero? Margarete Schütte Lihotzky (1897–2000) - she was the first female Austrian architect. She is mostly remembered for designing the so-called Frankfurt Kitchen - which was a milestone in domestic architecture (can be seen at MAK).

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What music is most likely in your ears these days? Jazz, Funk, Waltz. your favorite cities around the globe? Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro, Copenhagen, Triest. What do you love about your city? We love the size, the global flair and the culture. And of course the traditional, storytelling coffee houses where you can spend many hours. Why do you live in this city? To be between east & west, north & south. What’s a “must-do“ in your city? 1.) Get a panoramic view from the top of Hochhaus (Herrengasse 6-8) 2.) Enjoy nature in the Rose Garden of Volksgarten (1010 - City Center) 3.) Culture & people at MuseumsQuartier (MQ) (1070 - Museumspl. 1)

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“EVERYTHING SHOULD BE MADE AS SIMPLE AS POSSIBLE BUT NOT SIMPLER.” – albert einstein

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your favorite districtS? All areas around the markets - Naschmarkt (1060) - which is trendy and arty. Brunnenmarkt (1160) - which is very alternative and multicultural. Karmelitermarkt (1020) - upcoming and culinary place. your favorite places for a dose of culture? MQ - MuseumsQuartier (1070 - Museumsplatz 1), MAK (1010 - Stubenring 5) - Museum of Applied Arts, Burgtheater (1010 - Doktor-Karl-Lueger-Ring 2), Werkbundsiedlung and Wien Museum (1010- Karlsplatz). your favorite shops? Arnold’s (1070 - Siebensterngasse 48) - fashion for cool men, Das Möbel (1060 Gumpendorfer Strasse 11) - furniture by Austrians, Walter König (1070 - Museumsplatz 1) - great bookshop, Altmann & Kühne (1010 - Graben 30) - chocolates packed in boxes designed by Josef Hofmann, Waniek (1010 - Hoher Markt 5) - great kitchenware, Lia Wolf (1010 - Bäckerstrasse) - well-selected bookshop, Der Kleine Salon (1060 - Linke Wienzeile 40) - fantastic kids fashion store. your favorite cafés? Cafe Prückel (1010 - Stubenring 24) - retro charme from the 50ies by Architect Oswald Haertl. your favorite restaurants? Gasthaus Rebhuhn (1090 - Berggasse 24) - just around the corner of dottings, eat Tafelspitz, Trzesniewski (1010 - Dorotheerg. 1) delicious slices of bread with various spreads, have it with a “Pfiff” beer, Palmenhaus (1010 - Burggarten 1) - spectecular building, international food and good fish, Buschenschank in residence (1019 - Himmelstrasse 7) - bohemian Viennese wine tavern (August to November - check dates at www.jutta-ambrositsch.at), Hidden Kitchen (1010 - Färbergasse 3) - lunch special, picnic basket on request, Pizza Mari (1020 - Leopoldsgasse 23a) - the place for pizza. places for an epic night out? Tanzcafé Jenseits (1060 - Nelkengasse 3) - always in the mood to dance in the former red-light atmosphere, Volksgarten Pavillon (1010 Burgring 1) - summer outdoor location that is open after 9pm, Loosbar (1010 - Kärntner Str. 10) - until 5 in the morning - tiny classic bar by architect Adolf Loos, since 1908.

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What is the best moment of the day? In the morning in anticipation of what surprises the day will bring and in the evening when you know what surprises it has brought! What inspires you? Objects und rituals. How would a good friend describe you? Hopefully that the main attention is always paid to self-irony. Which music can´t you live without? The music of nature.

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Which films or directors blow your mind? Carol Reed’s “Third Man” and any Stanley Kubrick.

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Which brands do you fancy? Clothing by Schella Kann, footwear by Reinhard Plank. What does traveling mean to you? Inspiration. your earliest memory of traveling? Venice. You never leave the house without? An idea. What do you love about vienna? The Viennese “Schmäh” and the “Schlagobers” on top of an Applestrudel. Why do you live in this city? Because you can easily enjoy the privacy and the tranquility when coming home after long journeys.

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your future plans? “Dreaming and floating around.”

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your favorite districtS? The Former Textile Quarter in the first district of Vienna. We come here daily because that’s where our office is located. your favorite places for a dose of culture? Café Korb (1010 - Brandstätte 9) - classic Viennese café in the first district. your favorite restaurants? The Japanese restaurant Mochi (1020 - Praterstrasse 15), Motto am Fluss (1010 - Schwedenplatz 2) at the Danube canal, the Austrian restaurant Schwarzes Kameel (1010 - Bognergasse 5) in the center of Vienna. Our clients love to eat at these places whenever they are in Vienna. place where you feel the most vibe? The MuseumsQuartier (1070 - Museumsplatz 1) in the city center and the Tel Aviv Beach (1020 - Obere Donaustrasse 65). your favorite places to relax and escape? Vienna Woods, Donauinsel (Danube Island), Lobau (a recreational green area in the northern part of Vienna), sky. What’s a “must-do” in your city? Seeing the inside of the Stephansdom (1010 - Stephansplatz 1). What are your favorite hotels and why? Hollmann Beletage (1010- Köllnerhofgasse 6) - mainly because our clients love it so much. Also try their restaurant nearby.

Patrick Kovacs Kunsthandel 1040 VIENNA - Rechte Wienzeile 31 www.patrick-kovacs.at The business of Patrick Kovacs is founded on many years of experience in dealing with Viennese furniture and art pieces. The shop is the most popular procurement address amongst lover s of top qualit y f ine a ntique s at f a i r pr i ce s. T he compa ny was established in Vienna in 1976 and has been located in the direct vicinity of the Naschmarkt since 1991. The shop of fers ar ticles from Viennese Ar t Nouveau, Biedermeier and Ringstrasse, right through to the period after 1918 and up to the 1950s. In addition to dealing with Viennese modernity, focussing on Viennese Secession and Viennese Workshop as well as important artists such as Otto Wagner, Josef Hoffmann, Adolf Loos, a fur ther emphasis is placed on the refurbishing and positioning of significant contemporaries and manufacturers. As such we offer objects with respective documentation materials from significant companies as well as the Viennese Workshop, Hagenauer Workshop and bentwood producing Gebr端der Thonet.

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Architecture & Design - Adolf Loos to Jean Nouvel This tour offers a stroll through the history of Viennese design. Starting with historic milestones such as the American Bar by Adolf Loos and Otto Wagner’s Postsparkasse, it then brings visitors to legendary shop interiors and cool restaurants and bars, ending with an overview of the diversity of products in the current design scene. Architectural Scandals - From MQ to Looshaus The Viennese have often reacted to changes in their city with vehement resistance and ridicule. The Secession got its “golden head of cabbage”, the uncompromising Adolf Loos built his “Cafe Nihilism” and Hans Hollein’s canopy for the Albertina was dubbed “the filling station”. For 20 years the development of the MuseumsQuartier was accompanied by aggressive opposition campaigns and citizens’ initiatives. This tour introduces some of these projects and explains why, af ter the initial scandals, today it is almost impossible to imagine the city without them. Expedition in Lower Austria - Wine and Design: Wolkenturm to Loisium There is also excellent architecture to be discovered outside Vienna. International figures of the architecture scene such as Steven Holl, Dietmar Feichtinger or the next ENTERprise offer striking contrasts along the way to the Kamptal wine-growing region: a spectacular wine centre set in picturesque vineyards, a modern university campus on the site of a former tobacco factory, a futuristic open-air stage in a historic landscaped garden. This tour offers not only architectural but also culinary delights! Vienna City Walk - Josef Frank and the Viennese Modernism It was only in the beginning of the thirties that the proponents of the garden city movement could realize under the leadership of Josef Frank a housing estate in Vienna, the Werkbundsiedlung in 1932. Frank, who was the only Austrian to be involved in the Weissenhofsiedlung in Stuttgart invited the elite of internationally renowned figures who had been ignored in Stuttgart, like Rietveld, Lurcat, Häring, Loos, Hoffmann and others.

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What is the best moment of the day? Preparing myself a great cup of fresh coffee and enjoying it on the balcony in the morning after everyone else has left the apartment. What inspires you? Talks with friends, driving alone down the highway listening to loud music, cities and traveling, all kind of plants and flowers, the seaside, watching films and reading beautiful books and magazines, textures and materials, jogging in the evening.

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what do you read? I love beautiful design magazines such as ELLE decoration UK, thrillers and Scandinavian crime novels, historical novels, heartbreaking love stories and fantasy novels.

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Which films or directors blow your mind? Lars van Trier for his breathtaking images and incredible range of emotions. What are your future plans? To continue the happy life I am living but saving more time for my family and friends and relaxation. What does traveling mean to you? Loads of inspiration and good energy. Five things we would find in your suitcase? Camera, flip-flops, sunglasses, Labello, travel guides. What smell would describe your city best? Coffee and the smell of Wiener Schnitzel in the streets when it’s dawning.

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“there is a time for everything.�

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your favorite districtS? I absolutely love Vienna’s 5th district. There are many great restaurants, bars and more and more small studios and really nice shops. The area is quite close to Naschmarkt and the city center but still much more relaxed than the hip 7th district. I have been living here for more than 15 years and I really enjoy working just around the corner from my home. your favorite places for a dose of culture? I like Belvedere (1030 - Prinz-Eugen-Strasse 27) very much for its beautiful Botanical Garden. your favorite shops? I like lila fashion store (1070 - Kirchengasse 7) - for their uncomplicated easygoing fashion, modus vivendi (1060 - Schadekgasse 4) - for its great fashion and pia mia (1050 - Schönbrunner Strasse 65) - for their feminine clothes. St. Charles Cosmothecary (1060 - Gumpendorferstr. 30) - for their amazing organic beauty treatments and Stattgarten (1040 - Kettenbrückengasse 14) - for their wonderful perfumes. blumengestalten (1060 - Köstlergasse 11) - for their beautiful flowers. your favorite cafés? I like Café Prückel (1010 - Stubenring 24), Café Korb (1010 - Brandstätte 9) or Café Bräunerhof (1010 - Stallburggasse 2 ), Café Cuadro (1060 - Margaretenstr. 77) in the 1st district very much. You can easily sit there for ages drinking coffee and reading newspapers. your favorite restaurants? One of my most favorite restaurant is Aromat (1040 - Margaretenstr. 52) and Zweitbester (1040 - Heumühlgasse 2) - just around the corner for nice, light food in a really nice atmosphere. I also like restaurant ON (1050 - Wehrgasse 8) very much for its great modern Chinese food. places for an epic night out? I very much enjoy spending an evening at bars like Futuregarden (1060 - Schadekgasse 6), Kiosk (1040 - Schleifmühlgasse 7) or Eissalon Joanelli (1060 - Gumpendorfer Strasse 47) with friends. What’s a “must-do” in your city? My most favorite place in town in summer is Gänsehäufel (1220 Moissigasse 21) - to enjoy swimming in Alte Donau and relaxing in the shadow of huge old trees. Strombad Kritzendorf is also really nice on hot summer days, having a refreshing swim in the Rinver Danube. I also really like Prater Hauptallee for jogging in the evening.

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What is the best moment of the day? Very early in the morning, when everything still seems possible; late at night, when I cannot put down the book I am just reading (even though I know I have to get up early the next day). What inspires you? My grandmother used to, now my little niece does. Your lifestyle in words? Unpretentious yet demanding.

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how would a good friend describe you? Loyal, straightforward, imaginative, quite funny (a good friend would only disclose my good characteristics to the public). Which films or directors blow your mind? Michelangelo Antonioni (still). Which music can’t you live without? “Mondnacht” (Robert Schumann, Liederkreis Op. 39). What are your future plans? Stay independent, get wiser.

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You never leave the house without? Clothes – everything else I tend to forget.. What smell would describe your city best? Probably a mix of some heavy, powdery, but not unpleasant perfume and something subtler, lighter, possibly green leaves from the Viennese Woods.

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“Everything is always for the last time. If only we realized this, we would get what love is about.” – Ilse Aichinger

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your favorite districtS? Wieden, Vienna’s 4th district. I was born and raised here and it’s not unlikely that one day I will die here too. your favorite places for a dose of culture? Try neighbouring Belvedere and 21er Haus for a compact view on Austria’s past and present high culture. your favorite shops? Family-owned Mühlenbrot sells excellent bread and their own superb coffee at a very, very reasonable price; Fruth and Altmann & Kühne are good for particular sweets. Shops like Farben Wally (1090 Alserbachstrasse 35) or Goldene Kugel (1040 - Wiedner Hauptstr. 42) - sell a bit of everything to almost everyone in this city. your favorite cafés? Corto e Nero (1040 - Wiedner Hauptstrasse 48) - for being a small, unpretentious neighborhoodcafe, serving good coffee, Bräunerhof (1010 - Stallburggasse 2) - for childhood memories (when we were small, my mother dropped us off there occasionally), Tirolerhof (1010 - Führichgasse 8) - for being able to enjoy their excellent Strudels (while not running into acquaintances all the time) and Café Engländer (1010 - Postgasse 2) - for its mixed clientele and late night Backhendl-Salat your favorite restaurants? Gasthaus Wolf (1040 - Grosse Neugasse 20) - eat anything meat based; for a quick bite I would recommend a Würstelstand (e.g. behind the opera or the one close to the law school) places for an epic night out? On an early summer night try Eissalon Tichy (1100 - Reumannplatz 13) - order a strawberry and hazelnut icecream and keep your eyes and ears wide open! your favorite places to relax and escape? A weekend in the Waldviertel, which is a 2-hour drive from Vienna (there is also a bus from Landstrasse) or a hike on Schneeberg. What´s a “must-do“ in your city? In the summer visit the Gänsehäufel, an island/public pool located in the Old Danube; in the winter, when the water is frozen, skate around it.

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What is the best moment of the day? A summer sunrise in the city. your lifestyle in 5 words? Smell, watch, listen, touch, reflect. Which music can’t you live without? Mia: K-oop (Korean pop). Niko: Hip hop. What does traveling mean to you? A lot. We have both traveled all our lives. We live and work in a city we’re not from. A trip is the best way to “re-open” your head and think about new things.

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your earliest memory of traveling? Mia: Riding an old bus in South Korea. Niko: Riding a jeep through southern Sudan.

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Your perfect 24 hours? It has to be summer, or at least warm. Get up early and walk through the city while the sun comes up. We love places when they are not in the state they are meant for, like the empty squares of a city in the early morning. Get breakfast at Café Korb (1010 - Brandstätte 9) or buy a sandwich at a bakery and sit in a park. Walk to the Leopold Museum in the MQ (1070 Museumsplatz 1) and marvel at Egon Schiele‘s genius. He died at 28! So all these rockstars dying young just copied him. Continue over to the Naschmarkt (1060) for lunch. This market has a huge choice of cuisines, make your pick. Our favorites are Vietnamese Pho Sai Gon (1060 - Naschmarkt 191) and Middle Eastern Neni (1060 - Naschmarkt) Take a nap at your hotel, this day is not over yet! Late afternoon: have a drink at Le Loft, the top floor bar of Jean Nouvel‘s Sofitel (1020 Praterstrasse 1) with the spectacular view over the city. After that, before it gets dark, take a cab to Heuriger Zawodsky (1190 - Reinischgasse 3). Breathe in the fresh cool air, enjoy white wine “Spritzers” and rustic food. Go back to town around 11pm and finish off at Loos Bar (Kärntner Strasse 10). If you‘re still not ready for bed, check out Tanzcafé Jenseits (1060 - Nelkengasse 3) for strange yet danceable music and creatures of the night.

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“do it now.”

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your favorite districtS? The 8th district is where we live and work. It epitomizes turn-of-thecentury Vienna, it is central yet residential. There are hidden small stores and a pleasant absence of chain stores. your favorite places for a dose of culture? Take in the morbid charm of Egon Schiele in the Leopold Museum (1070 - Museumsplatz 1). your favorite shops? J. Felber (1070 - Siebensterngasse 30) - goldsmith’s tools, full of precision and potential, Lobmeyr (1010 - Kärntner Strasse 26) - comes close to time travel, Art Point (Neubaugasse 35) - great small fashion label, MAK (1010 - Stubenring 5) - a design shop, perfect if you are looking for presents. your favorite cafés? Café Prückel (1010 - Stubenring 24 ) - lots of space, 50’s charme, you can meet friends or work, Kleines Café (1010 - Franziskaner Platz 3) - it‘s tiny, but feels grand, Café Strozzi (1080 - Strozzigasse 24) - our extended living room with a mixed crowd, from ministers to garbage collectors. your favorite restaurants? Saigon (1060 - Getreidemarkt 7) - in the 16th district, obviously Vietnamese. The place looks terrible but that means that everyone there came for the fantastic food. Enjoy steamed fish! places for an epic night out? Start at the Loos Bar (1010 - Kärntner Strasse 10) - let it end at Tanzcafé Jenseits (1060 - Nelkengasse 3) - what happens in between doesn’t really matter. What´s a “must-do” in your city? Eat a “Käsekrainer” (sausage with molten cheese inside) and a hot pepper at a Würstelstand. Wash it down with beer. Never do while sober or the sun is out! place where you feel the most vibe of your city and why? Café Bräunerhof (1010 - Stallburggasse 2) - elegantly shabby coffee house with newspapers, live piano and violin music and weird waiters. What are your favorite places to relax and escape? An unpretentious Heuriger (outdoor wine taverns in the hills around Vienna) like Zawodsky (1190 - Reinischgasse 3) with a great view.

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What is the best moment of the day? Hmm...when things work out the way we want them to be. What inspires you? 1) Spice markets in Thailand and Istanbul 2) Objects that we never saw before that have a special function or that make us smile 3) Working together your lifestyle in 5 words? Lucid ;-) looking for clever solutions, open to other cultures and aware of history, social, relaxed. Who is your hero? No special one - we love to be in contact with vibrant, wise people.

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What music is most likely in your ears these days? What our children listen to.

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WHAT DO YOU READ? Both of us love to read everything about design, architecture, arts, fashion. We are fans of sociology and cookery books! What does traveling mean to you? Leaving daily things behind, getting new inspirations, taking a breather, meeting people and discovering. What do you love about your city? The quality of life, the distance between places - it never takes you longer than 30 minutes from one place to the other.

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“Wisdom is attained by learning when to hold one’s tongue.” – chinese saying

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Wombats Hostel, The Naschmarkt

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WOOD WOOD 6th District

Natural History Museum

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your favorite districtS? Strolling around the 7th, 6th and 5th district is so nice - you find all these little stores for food, fashion, design - in this area Vienna is really open-minded and international but still with the Viennese touch. your favorite places for a dose of culture? Depends what dose of culture you are looking for: a hot tip is the Natural History Museum (1010 - Burgring 7) especially if you have kids, who love dinosaurs. If you want something more active take the tram and go to the “Wurschtlprater” (1020 - Leopoldstadt) and take a tour of the Spiegelkabinett (Hall of Mirrors) - it is still the same as 30 years ago...Defintely worthwhile: the Wiener Festwochen www.festwochen.at or the Impulse Tanzfestival www.impulstanz.com. your favorite shops? We don’t have one special shop but we would recommend the area around Zollergasse in the 6th district. your favorite cafés? There are different spots in Vienna where we love to go for a coffee: We love the spirit around Yppenplatz (check out Dellago, La Salvia, Wetter) with its young and arty crowd and the oriental neighborhood. A feeling of Little Istanbul. your favorite restaurants? We love to eat Asian food at Kuishimbo (1060 - Linke Wienzeile 40/6) delicious, original Japanese food. For original, traditional Viennese food: Weinstube Josefstadt (1080 - Piaristengasse 21). What sound fits best to your city? “Wien bei Nacht” by Ken Hayakawa. What are your favorite hotels? The Wombats Hostel at the Naschmarkt (1040 - Rechte Wienzeile 35) and the one which recently opened in Budapest - because we did the Interior Design. place where you feel the most vibe of your city? If you take a taxi up to Cobenzl Winery (1190 - Am Cobenzl 96) at night and enjoy the view. What smell would describe your city best? It smells like roses in spring in the Volksgarten, like horse droppings and cigarette smoke mixed with beer.

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What is the best moment of the day? The dusk, when the city calms down and I can concentrate totally on my work. What inspires you? My surrounding, creative and also crazy people, architecture, the passions and obsessions of people, different materials, good discussions, films and books. your lifestyle in 5 words? Creative, enjoyable, intense, fingers on the pulse of time, always interested.

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What do you read? Newspapers: Falter, Standard, Zeit. Magazines: FORM, Science Magazines, Lifestyle & Fashion Magazines.

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What film or directors blow your mind? Pedro Almodóvar - High Heels, David Lynch - Lost Highway, Michael Haneke - Das weisse Band, Nouvelle Vague (Chabrol, Truffaut, Godard etc..) which music can’t you live without? Element of Crime for listening. Balkan beats for dancing. Waldeck for relaxing. What do you love about your city? The town is small, very green, cosy, but on the other hand also very vibrant. There are many old, beautiful buildings, but there is also plenty of new, exciting architecture and design. A good mix of tradition and modernity. What sound fits best to your city? Sterzinger Experience Remixed Vol.1. What smell would describe your city best? Coffee and cakes.

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“Live every daY as if it were your last! Give your best!”

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Danube Boat Tour

CafĂŠ Korb

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your favorite districtS? The 16th district of Vienna - Ottakring. I live and work here. It’s vibrant, colorful, inspiring, multicultural and one of the trendiest districts at the moment. Many creative people live here. your favorite places for a dose of culture? MuseumsQuartier Wien (1070 - Museumsplatz 1) - a place where you find everything: art, culture, fashion, design, music, relaxing areas, bars and restaurants. your favorite shops? MAK Design-Shop (1010 - Stubenring 5) - it’s the best place for contemporary Austrian and international design in town. your favorite restaurants? Restaurant Wetter (1060 - Payergasse 13). My favorite restaurant fantastic Ligurian cuisine. The menu changes daily. The wall decoration is very special and is constantly changing. The owner is a friend of mine; before he was a designer and a florist and now he is the best cook ever! places for an epic night out? It’s the Donaukanal area with the best club in town - the Flex (1010 - Augartenbrücke 1). The atmosphere in the evening is fantastic with colorful lights, many bars and restaurants in the surrounding, and in summer you find the largest outdoor beach bar here, called Hermann (Herrmannpark at Urania). your favorite places to relax and escape? Alte Donau - a fantastic area at the Danube. For swimming, for relaxing, for a romantic dinner on shore or on water - it’s also not so far away from the center, which is great. a “must-do” in your city? Visiting a coffee house - I recommend Café Korb (1010 - Brandstätte 9) in the city. A walk through the 1st district with the small streets and alleys and nearby through the 2nd district with the Karmelitermarket (1020) and the Jewish area. And then a walk around the MuseumsQuartier (Museumsplatz 1) in the 7th district. It’s the fashion district of Vienna; many new and interesting small shops of Austrian fashion designers in the side streets of Mariahilfer Strasse.

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What inspires you? Music and everyday life. your lifestyle in words? Working, traveling, hanging around doing nothing with friends. your life philosophy Creating something. What are your favorite places for a dose of culture? Watching a good movie in the cinema.

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What are your favorite shops and why? Mykita shop (1010 - Neuer Markt 14) - they have a really great selection of beautiful glasses. I wear them too. Little Joe’s Gang (1040 - Operngasse 34) - for unique vintage and second-hand items.

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What are your favorite restaurants and why? Schreiners Gastwirtschaft (1070 - Westbahnstrasse 42) a beautiful interpretation of Viennese tradition in a nice Biedermeier building. Hollmann Salon (1010 - Grashofgasse 3) - a gorgeous place in the heart of the city with excellent organic food. What´s a “must-do” in your city? Discover the galleries and small cafés in the 4th district! What are your favorite places to relax and escape? I really like the area around Karlskirche in summer time.

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The tray “Frame” by Marco Dessí can be opened by means of a simple hinge in order to clean the disc or to exchange it, design 2011.

Spiegelgasse 14, 1010 Vienna, Phone: +43 1- 513 05 00 shop@wienersilbermanufactur.com, www.wienersilbermanufactur.com

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What is the best moment of the day? A good coffee in the afternoon in the little backyard. On Sundays watching “Tatort”. What inspires you? Nature, long walks, magazines, discussions, exhibitions, colors, people, materials, stories, weather, traveling, good food, passion.

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Who is your hero? Momo.

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your earliest memory of traveling? Katharina: Falling asleep in our camper, somewhere in Greece or Turkey, listening to the voices of my whole family next to me and feeling very safe. Waking up the next morning and drinking hot chocolate made of nearly sour goat milk that my dad got from a local farmer. what smell would describe your city best? Cars, coffee & cigarettes. What do you love about your city? Vienna has just the perfect size, not too big and not too small - very urban but with a lot of green. It has a wide cultural variety and there are still very good craftsmen in the city. There is good food and you can find nearly anything when you look carefully. The people are nice, sometimes grumpy and moaning but honest and funny. It is sometimes slow, but this can be quite healthy.

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your favorite districtS? We do not have a favorite district, but we work in the 15th and we really like it. There is a huge mix of cultural backgrounds and we believe one day it will be a hot spot, since it is the very last affordable place in Vienna that is not too far outside the center. your favorite places for a dose of culture? freiraum quartier 21 in the MuseumsQuartier (1070 - Museumspl. 1) since they regularly have nice and inspiring exhibitions that relate to our profession, and MAK - Museum of Applied Arts (1010 - Stubenring 5). your favorite shops? Lia Wolf (1010 - Bäckerstrasse 2) - art bookshop with a very good selection of books on art, design, fashion, photography and architecture. Holzmann (1210 - Brünner Str. 11) - super selection of all kinds of screws, tools and metal wire. Caritas Lager Mittersteig (1050 - Mittersteig 10) - second-hand shop with everything you could possible need in a household from chairs, tables and sofas to cutlery, toys and shoes. your favorite cafés? Cafe Prückel (1010 - Stubenring 24) - we really like the atmosphere and variety of people going there. Phil (1060 - Gumpendorfer Strasse 10 12) - small, cosy and we like the mixture of bookshop and café. your favorite restaurants? In summertime An-Do (1160 - Brunnenmarkt Stand 169) at the Yppenplatz - good price, good food and when eating grilled calamari, you feel like you are on your summer holiday. Rest of the year: Sapa (1070 - Lindengasse 35) - eat some spring rolls. places for an epic night out? We like having some drinks with friends at pubs and bars such as: Top Kino (1060 - Rahlgasse 1), Phil (1060 - Gumpendorfer Strasse 10 - 12) or play some board games at Benno (1080 - Alser Strasse 67). What´s a “must-do” in your city? Going for walks in and around Vienna. For example at Lainzer Tiergarten (1130 - Hietzing-West) with a nice view over Vienna or around Leopoldsberg (1190 - Nussdorf - Vienna Döbling).

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What inspires you? It’s everyday life which very often shows small phenomena or even just a small detail or movement of a person. Some of these observations sometimes pop up and can lead to an idea. Your life philosophy? Hunting for the realization of ideas and enjoying my private life. I like to keep it modest and dislike posing or feeling superior. I am really sceptical about capitalism but it still eats us and takes us away.

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Which music can’t you live without? The second recording of Glenn Gould playing the Goldberg Variations (J.S. Bach) calms my mind and brings inner peace within seconds. I guess there is no medicine which could work as good and fast for me ;-)

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your favorite restaurants? I like the restaurant Flein (1090 - Boltzmanngasse 2) - it’s a small house in a park of a nice city mansion, where they once cooked the food for the owners of the property. Most of the time the food is really good and it has a nice garden with big trees to hide. What IS YOUR favorite café? One of the most famous coffee houses is Café Prückel (1010 Stubenring 24) - it’s always crowded but it has a wonderful original 50s interior which creates a great atmosphere. The pastries are very delicious. What are your favorite places to relax and escape? A bit outside of Vienna (you need a car) you’ll find the Meierei Füllenberg (2532 Heiligenkreuz - Füllenberg 5) in the middle of the forest with nice meadows (Meierei was dairy farm). It’s very simple and modest but really wonderful. It’s a real hidden gem and not easy to find.

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What is the best moment of the day? Now. What inspires you? People. How would a good friend describe you? Oddly.

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your lifestyle in 5 words? Try to be on top.

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what do you read? “Incredibly Strange Music” Vol.1 and 2.; “La pensée sauvage” from Claude Lévi-Strauss, Sigfried Giedion “Mechanization Takes Command”, Die Presse, Standard, Falter, Biorama. Which music can´t you live without? 60s. You never leave the house without? My underpants. What sound fits best to your city? Pretentious avantgarde music. Why did you move here or never leave? I came here to study design at the Academy of Arts, now it has become my home. your earliest memory of traveling? Rimini with my grandma.

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“do what you like to do.�

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your favorite districtS? Definitely the 4th (1040). Here you can find some cool shops, bars and clubs and it has a good balance between day and night life. your favorite places for a dose of culture? The MAK (1010 - Stubenring 5) - has a focus on applied arts, MQ (1070 - Museumsplatz 1) - is definitely a good spot to hang out, the Wienmuseum (1010 - Innere Stadt) - is my favorite because I always get more information about the city, Schleifmühlgasse (1040) - has some fine art galleries like Georg Kargl (Schleifmühlgasse 5), around the corner at Schikanedergasse there is a “hidden” place called Vesch (1040 Schikanedergasse 11) - an off space gallery. The Ankerbrotfabrik (1100 - Absberggasse 35-37) - a brand new place for art. your favorite shops? The Little Joe’s Gang Shop (1040 - Operngasse 34) - a little fashion shop with vintage and new stuff. The E35 Shop (1070 Schottenfeldgasse 67) - a good fashion shop for new stuff. Moses Records (1070 - Lerchenfelder Strasse 33) - is my favorite record shop. The 4th district is full of junk shops with hidden treasures. your favorite cafés? Paninoteca (1040 - Margaretenstrasse 22) - the best coffee in town for € 1.20. The Breakfast Club (1040 - Schleifmühlgasse 12-14) for their excellent good morning atmosphere, Rüdigerhof (1050 Hamburgerstrasse 20) - an art nouveau building. your favorite restaurants? Aromat (1040 - Margaretenstrasse 52) - a little restaurant with good atmosphere, I would recommend the savoury crêpes. Kuishimbo (1060 - Linke Wienzeile 40) - best Japanese in town and I would recommend the nabeyaki udon. Wolf (1040 - Rienösslgasse 17) - typical Viennese food of course here I recommend the Wiener Schnitzel. Staffler (1120 Ehrenfelsgasse 4) - typical South Tyrolean food, Hung Tan LAM (1060 - Naschmarkt Stand 130) - my favorite Vietnamese restaurant. where you do you feel the most vibe? The Zirkus Maximus club nights which take place in different locations in the city. Or Tingeltangel is also very cool. These clubs are for people aged around 30-40 with a more sophisticated taste in music... Favorite HOTELS? Outside of Vienna, in Payerbach there is the Looshaus - a very nice place designed by Adolf Loos. Hotel am Brilliantengrund (Bandgasse 4) - has a cool courtyard.

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What is the best moment of the day? In the morning, walking through the Naschmarkt on the way to the studio and smelling all the different scents. What inspires you? Watching people, traveling, walking through fleamarkets, wandering in the city. HOW WOULD A GOOD FRIEND DESCRIBE YOU? We as the POLKA design team would be described as persistent, versatile, creative, joyful, independent, curious, determined, open, enjoyable. WHAT DO YOU READ? Monocle, Die Zeit, brand eins, Frame, Damn, Vanity Fair.

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WHO IS YOUR HERO? Inspector Columbo.

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your favorite cities around the globe? Paris, Marfa, New York, London. WHICH MUSIC DO YOU LOVE? 20s jazz like Fanny Brice or Johnny Hamp’s Kentucky Serenaders. What does traveling mean to you? Changing perspective. Which brands do you fancy? Lobmeyr, Herend, Wittmann, Köchert, Mühlbauer. What smell would describe your city best? Vanilla.

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your favorite districtS? 4th and 6 th district around the Naschmarkt, because we live and work here; there are plenty of little independent shops, galleries, restaurants, and the Naschmarkt with a lovely local farmer’s market on the weekend. Since recently there are really nice shops in Theobaldgasse young fashion labels, an organic food combined with a record store, a food recipe concept shop and the best espresso bar. your favorite places for a dose of culture? Kunsthistorisches Museum (1010 - Burgring 5) - because it is just mindblowing and always inspiring to see the old masters in this exceptional collection. Secession (1010 - Friedrichstr. 12) - always worth stopping by. your favorite shops? The glass manufacturer Lobmeyr (1010 - Kärntner Strasse 26) - has one of the oldest shops in the middle of town; it’s like a cabinet of curiosities where you can discover classic design pieces designed by Loos and Hoffmann as well as our latest works in glass and porcelain. Other Viennese manufactories worth visiting are Altmann & Kühne (1010 Graben 30) - for chocolate, Mühlbauer (1010 - Seilergasse 10) - for hats, Reiter Schuhe - (1010 - Führichgasse 6) - for wellies, Knize (1010 - Graben 13) - for classic men’s tailoring and / or checking out the shop designed by Adolf Loos, Köchert (1010 - Neuer Markt 15) - for jewellery, Horn (1010 - Bräunerstrasse 7) - for leather. favorite cafés? Prückel (1010 - Stubenring 24) - for the interior designed by O. Haerdtl, Drechsler (1060 - Linke Wienzeile 22) - for being our second living room, the little AKRAP Espresso (1060 - Königsklosterstrasse 7/6) - for the best coffee. your favorite restaurants? Skopik and Lohn (1020 - Leopoldsgasse 17) - for a very delicate and thin Schnitzel, Mochi (1020 - Praterstrasse 15) - for crispy sushi pizza. What’s a “must-do” in your city? Having a sausage at the Bitzinger Würstelstand near the Albertina (1010 - Augustinerstrasse 1), enjoying the view in the bar of the new Sofitel Hotel (1020 - Praterstrasse 1) designed by J. Nouvel, going to the fleamarket at the Naschmarkt (1060) early Saturday morning. your favorite places to relax and escape? The Meierei in Gaaden (A-2531, Anningerstrasse 5, Wienerwald) and the Augarten in the 2nd district.

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What inspires you? Almost everything. your lifestyle in 5 words? No style, just life! Your life philosophy? Work. Which music can´t you live without? Bill Withers, at the moment.

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What are your favorite shops and why? The DIY store, because making something yourself is extremely satisfying.

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What are your favorite restaurants and why? The Steirereck (1030 - Am Heumarkt 2A) - in the Stadtpark because the people there are extremely obsessed with what they are doing. Order saibling cooked in hot beeswax. What are your favorite cafés and why? A real secret hotspot: the coffee corner in our office is not bad… What´s a “must-do” in your city? Watch a movie in the Gartenbaukino (1010 - Parkring 12). Your favorite places for an epic night out and why? Thomas Krösbacher’s Weinschenke (1050 - Franzensgasse 11). What are your favorite places to relax and escape? Tanzschule Kopetzky (1070 - Neubaugasse 7).

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Your lifestyle in 5 words? Generous, passionate, enthusiastic, curious, creative. What inspires you? Art, music, film, books, people, nature. your favorite places for a dose of culture? MAK (1010 - Stubenring 5) - because of its well-curated design exhibitions and lectures. Kunsthistorisches Museum (1010 - Burgring 5), Technisches Museum (1140 - Mariahilfer Strasse 212).

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What are your favorite shops? Lobmeyr (1010 - Kärntner Strasse 26) because of its classical Viennese interior design.

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your favorite restaurants? Skopik & Lohn (1020 - Leopoldsgasse 17), Gasthaus zum Schilling (1070 - Burggasse 103), brunch at Hollmann Salon (1010 Grashofgasse 3), Gasthaus Wild (1030 - Radetzkyplatz 1). your favorite cafés? Café Prückel (1010 - Stubenring 24) was my second living room when I was a student, Café Sperl (1060 - Gumpendorfer Strasse 11), Café Schwarzenberg (1010 - Kärntner Ring 17). your favorite places to relax and escape? Prater (1020 - Leopoldstadt), Stadtpark (1030 - Landstrasser Hauptstrasse 7) and Burggarten (1010 - Josefsplatz 1). YOUR favorite places for an epic night out? Loos Bar (1010 - Kärntner Strasse 10), Brut (1010 - Karlsplatz 5), Market (1060 - Linke Wienzeile 36) and Volksgarten Pavillon (1010 Burgring 1).

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What is the best moment of the day? “Early morning, late evening.�

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What inspires you? My surroundings, everyday life and the objects and things I’m confronted with, the silence and vastness of the countryside, and of course: exhibitions, movies, books etc. your lifestyle in 5 words? Design, thinking, walking, music, table tennis. WHAT DO YOU READ? With respect to literature, I especially like the texts by Alex Capus. Newspapers: Der Standard, Die Presse, Falter; Magazines: form, frame, Abitare, Domus, Appartamento, Landjäger.

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Which films or directors blow your mind? Antonioni, Fellini, Bergman, Jarmusch, Coppola, Anderson, Coen and the Bond movies...

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who is your hero? There are so many designers who I adore for their work, Achille Castiglioni and Charles & Ray Eames are among them. What sound fits best to your city? Hooves on cobblestones. What does traveling mean to you? I enjoy seeing something new, different, inspiring. Where would you travel to if it was the last journey in your life? Spitsbergen.

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“Say it simple.”

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your favorite district? Fifth. Although it’s very central the overall atmosphere is quite relaxed with old and new shops, restaurants, bars and offices side by side. your favorite places for a dose of culture? To name just a few: Wien Museum (1010 - Karlsplatz), Hofmobiliendepot (1070 - Andreasgasse 7), MAK (1010 - Stubenring 5), Museumsquartier (1070 - Museumsplatz 1), Brut (1010 - Karlsplatz 5), Konzerthaus (1030 - Lothringerstrasse 20), Arena (1030 Baumgasse 80), Rhiz (1080 - U-Bahnbogen 37-38, Lerchenfelder Gürtel), Porgy (1010 - Riemergasse 11). your favorite shoPs? Lobmeyr (1010 - Kärntner Strasse 26) - producing glassware and chandeliers for almost 200 years, das möbel (1060 Gumpendorferstrasse 11) - emphasis on regional producers and designers of furniture and accessoires, Habari (1060 - Theobaldgasse 16) - regional products from all over the world with a focus on African products, Designfunktion (1010 - Bauernmarkt 12) and Wohnzeile 4 (1060 - Linke Wienzeile 4) - fine selection of international brands and furniture, MAK Design Shop (1010 - Stubenring 5) - museum-shop with a wide range of products, Lichterloh (1060 - Gumpendorferstrasse 15-17) - vintage furniture, Little Joes Gang (1040 - Operngasse 34) vintage, new clothing and accessoires, Park (1070 - Mondscheingasse 20) - for high-end clothing. favorite cafés? Anzengruber (1040 - Schleifmühlgasse 19), Café Jelinek (1060 - OttoBauer-Gasse 5) are traditional Viennese coffee houses, Phil combines a coffee house with a bookshop (1060 - Gumpendorfer Strasse 10-12). your favorite restaurants? Zum Alten Fassl (1050 - Ziegelofengasse 37), Schilling (1070 Burggasse 103), Wratschko (1070 - Neustiftgasse 51) - are traditional Viennese Restaurants serving traditional Viennese food. Their interiors seem to have survived some decades, and that’s just good. Weinschenke (1050 - Franzensgasse 11) - a small Viennese restaurant and wine bar recently revived. Finkh (1060 - Esterhazygasse 12) - a small locksmithery recently turned into a restaurant; both have delicious meals and a somehow improvised charm. Hotels you would sleep in? Altstadt (1070 - Kirchengasse 41), Hollmann Beletage (1010 Köllnerhofgasse 6), Daniel (1030 - Landstrasser Gürtel 5), Urbanauts (1040 - Favoritenstrasse 17).

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What inspires you? The sea. Your life philosophy? To do it my way. Which music can’t you live without? Live music. What does (Austrian) Design / Architecture mean to you? Radicality and precision as in Viennese turn of the century design.

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your favorite places for a dose of culturE? MAK (1010 - Stubenring 5) - the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts and Contemporary Art.

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your favorite shops? Altmann Kühne (1010 - Graben 30) - for finest chocolate. What are your favorite restaurants? Café Engländer (1010 - Postgasse 2). What are your favorite cafés? Kleines Café Vienna (1010 - Franziskaner Platz 3), Volksgarten Pavillon (1010 - Burgring 1). What’s a “must-do” in your city? Eat a “Topfengolatsche” at Aida (several stores in the city). What are your favorite places to relax and escape? Arbeiterstrandbad (1210 - Arbeiterstrandbadstrasse 87-89).

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What inspires you? Our work, projects and traveling. Your life philosophy? Don’t believe the hype, but in yourself. What does Design mean to you? Reflecting our daily habits and needs and responding to them. WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT VIENNA The size and its surroundings.

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What’s a “must-do” in your city? You should definitely stroll through Naschmarkt on a Saturday morning.

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What are your favorite restaurants? Umar (1040 - Naschmarkt 76) - they serve delicious fish dishes.

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How would you describe your design approach? For bl<m, design is the search for the unconscious of things. It is the attempt to make the intangible tangible. Design for them means working on the emergence of awareness. They direct their attention to inner processes, archetypes, and apparent trivialities.What bl<m does is observe objects, their essence.

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Do you have a favorite piece of furniture? One of our personal favorites is definitely the coffee house chair by Hermann Czech.

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Is “falb” your answer to the traditional Viennese “coffee-house” chair? Yes! We wanted to develop a contemporary interpretation of this product type. Though the traditional material of wood adapts to the changing needs of users, in the coffee house our everyday companions like bags or jackets are usually placed on other chairs. Falb allows you to keep these things with you. We have researched a lot about the tradition of coffee house chairs, especially in Vienna. An especially successful example which was produced is the Czech Stuhl for Thonet, also one of our influencing models. In which environment is the chair best used? Coffee houses, restaurants, bars, hotels, meeting rooms, public spaces, etc. Everywhere you need your things like laptop, mobile phone, bags and jackets with you - and don’t want to hang them in some cloakroom. designer of falb? Katharina Maria Bruckner, Herbert Klamminger, Hans Stefan Moritsch. What do you like / dislike about Austria? Tranquility, slowness, smallness.

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WHAT INSPIRES YOU? Life in general and a good conversation in detail. your lifestyle in 5 words? Sketchbook and Camera, Students and Clients, Kindergarten & Airport. What does (Austrian) Design / Architecture mean to you? A small family of friends and an alternative to the big design nations.

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your favorite places for a dose of culturE? I like to discover popup galleries and stores. It is less official and more refreshing.

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What are your favorite shops? The camera shops around my studio, because I love to discover old secondhand but very useful camera lenses. The MAK Shop (1010 Stubenring 5) with a very comprehensive collection of design books. What are your favorite restaurants? Ra:mien (1060 - Gumpendorfertrasse 9) - Try the beef with Thai basil. your favorite cafés? I take the ones around my neighborhood: Café Jelinek (1060 - OttoBauer-G. 5), Café Ritter (1060 - Mariahilfer Str. 73), Café Europa (1070 - Zollergasse 8), Le Troquet (1070 - Kirchengasse 18) - it depends if I want to listen to music or I need WiFi. If I really have to concentrate on sketching, the Café Westend (1070 - Mariahilfer Str. 128) is my favorite. What’s a “must-do” in your city? Spending a chilling afternoon on an Enzi at the MuseumsQuatier. What are your favorite places to relax and escape? My empty studio at night.

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“Design is the alternative.“

  Neubau-Chair_ A seating furniture that also provides room to store magazines The “Neubau-Chair” is an intelligent creation by designer Thomas Feichtner, who, like us, works in Neubau, Vienna’s 7th District. Thanks to the elegant internal opening this chair combines comfort with practical order. Inside it there is enough room to store books, magazines and LPs. Or you can quickly hide away other things in the opening between the seat and the back. The functional nature of the Neubau-Chair with its space to store things in is matched by its quality as a chair to sit back and relax in – without vanishing oneself, of course. The weight of the stored items at the lowest point of the chair helps ensure its stability. This creation is a custodian of order, a lounge chair and a reading chair in one. A solid wood frame with upholstered with cold foam cushioning allows different coverings to be used, which can be selected according to how the chair will be used. Test for yourself if it matches your sense of order.

K o h l m a i e r W i e n c r e at e s h an d c r a f t e d m a s t e r p i e c e s . Fabrication follows form follows function_ Creating new pieces of furniture that meet modern demands for quality requires a perfect combination of contemporary design and traditional handicraf t. Intelligent seating is produced by means of interesting functionality, aesthetic forms and, last but by no means least, a high standard of quality in the fabrication. Where these three disciplines come together and, additionally, the creation also captures the emotional spirit of the times, the result is a piece of sustainability. With the recent creation, the “Neubau-Chair” by designer Thomas Feichtner, we have succeeded in producing a work that was particularly well received at the 2012 Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan, as par t of presentation “Austrian Design – raw and deli-cate”.

Kohlmaier Wien: Furniture creations – refined by handicraft Our family business has been in existence since 1884 and we have been able to develop it further, while maintaining a high level of quality, by combining the two areas in which we are masters, upholstery and joinery. Our passion is our own upholstered furniture collection which we have developed in recent years through collaboration with wellknown designers. Our creed is: there’s no such thing as “can’t be done”. We contribute handicraft with a centuries-old tradition combined with contemporary textiles and, of course, our many years of experience to produce new furniture with the highest aspirations in terms of quality. Every commission represents a real challenge to discover, along with the client, architect and designer, solutions that in the end also succeed in convincing us. Our staff – and naturally we ourselves also – are rather proud of the fact that the results of these efforts are much admired in Milan, London and Stockholm.

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What inspires you? Everyday life and doing nothing. What does Austrian Design & Architecture mean to you? It has the same importance as the design/architecture from other countries. your favorite places for a dose of culture? Secession (1010 - Friedrichstrasse 12) - the exhibition program and the location is very exciting. MAK (1010 - Stubenring 5) - internationally renowned centre for Applied Art. Volksgarten (1010 - Burgring 1) - a 19-century garden in the middle of the city.

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What are your favorite shops? Salon für Kunstbuch (1070 - Mondscheingasse 11) - an open space/ gallery showing artbooks. Park (1070 - Mondscheingasse 20) - a benchmark for contemporary retailing.

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your favorite restaurants? Flein (1090 - Boltzmanngasse 2) - situated in a calm garden next to the Lycée Français de Vienne. It’s a romantic place with a charming interior. Georgina (1010 - Bankgasse 2) - a little out-of-the-way but still in the historic centre, offering a fusion of traditional and contemporary cuisine. your favorite cafés and why? Akrap (1060 - Königsklostergasse 7), People on Caffeine (1080 Schlösselgasse 21), Kaffefabrik (1040 - Favoritenstrasse 4-6) - because of their approach to celebrating coffee, Café am Heumarkt (1030 - Am Heumarkt 15) - due to its flair. What’s a “must-do” in your city? Finding hidden places by cycling through the streets. your favorite places to relax and escape? Augarten (1020 - Kleine Pfarrgasse 28).

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Your life philosophy? “Changes every season.”

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Your lifestyle in 5 words? Be independent, follow your needs, respect your vis-à-vis, trust in flowers and sing in life. Your life philosophy? One day even the lonely will find a compagnion. Stay true to your ideas. Believe in yourself. Small means big. Make things and songs!

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What does (Austrian) Design / Architecture mean to you? To be honest, we don’t actually bother about national styles. Karl Emilio Pircher was born in Italy, Fidel Peugeot was born in Basel, Switzerland. We both met in Vienna. Today migration makes the world rich and powerful.

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about your studio? Our studio Walking-Chair (1030 - Rasumofskygasse 10) - we have been working here since 2004 - it is a former Viennese Coffee House. We carefully rebuilt the architectural structure and present our work in an open studio atmosphere here. We also sell some of our walkingthings products in our Vienna shop. This place maybe shows more of our design philosophy than any word can say. In 2006 we founded our Walking-Chair Gallery in which we present new design positions. your favrouite places Lainzer Tiergarten (1130 - Ober Sankt Veit) - A big forest with wild boar, deer and flowers. Here you can inhale pure nature and experience the city from a totally different perspective. Vienna offers such a high standard of living quality. Did you know that the city is the largest wine producer compared to other capitals? Did you know that Vienna has its own trails to hike? You have wonderful walks in Lainzer Tiergarten and if you pass by Hirschgestämm (1130 Breitenfurt - Lainzer Tiergarten) - a restaurant located in the woods, you have to try the “Milchrahmstrudel”. It’s so delicious!

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your favorite shops and why? MAK (1010 - Stubenring 5) - The design shop at the Museum of Applied Arts has maybe one of the best design collections worldwide. Ewa Esterhazy is responsible for this selection and we tell you Ewa hunts down for the best designs. What are your favorite restaurants? Café Ansari (1020 - Praterstrasse 15) - a new and upcoming restaurant with Georgian food and heavy red wines. Try the gigantic 3-D appetizer platter, it tastes like heaven on earth. The architecture is made by legendary architect Gregor Eichinger, Café Zartl (1030 Rasumofskygasse 7) - they serve the best Wiener Schnitzel, ask for the fried potatoes as side dish. Also drop by at Café Stein (1090 Währinger Strasse 6-8), Palmenhaus (1010 - Burggarten 1) and Unger & Klein (1010 - Gölsdorfgasse 2). your favorite cafés? Café Prückel (1010 - Stubenring 24) - for excellent breakfast. Order a “Ei im Glas”. Café Korb (1010 - Brandstätte 9) - enjoy your coffee with the best newspaper collection. Café Möbel (1070 - Burggasse 10) - a collection of furniture design classics by upcoming designers. Café Filmkino (1050 - Margaretenstrasse 78 - great sandwiches! a “must-do” in your city? There are plenty of must-dos in Vienna: As a design aficionado you should definitely see the Vienna Furniture Museum Hofmobiliendepot (1070 - Andreasgasse 7) - it’s the biggest collection of furniture from the 17th century up to current Austrian furniture and interior design classics. Watch out for an original “Walking-Chair” and ask at the counter for the movie about it. During the summer time you should hang out at all the wonderful gardens and public spaces in the city: Volksgarten, Augarten, Tiergarten, Schloss Schönbrunn, Botanischer Garten, Schloss Belvedere. places for an epic night out? Die Hafenkneipe (1020 - Donaukanal at Franzensbrücke) - recently we found this wonderful place along the Danube Canal close to Franzensbrücke. It’s open only during May to September and absolutely relaxing offering mouthwatering drinks and great atmosphere. This place is never too crowded.

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What inspires you? Landscape, music, silence and cooking. Your lifestyle in 5 words? Smart, straight, functional, ethnical, humorous. Your life philosophy? All at once, but step by step. What does (Austrian) Design / Architecture mean to you? To serve people’s needs.

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What are your favorite places for a dose of culture? The worldmusic festival “Glatt & Verkehrt” in Krems is a great escape during summer months. The Viennese ODEON theater (1020 Taborstraße 10) is always worth a visit!

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What are your favorite restaurants? Schuppich (1020 - Rotensterngasse 18) - my dining room when I am in Vienna. Try “Trauben-Maronistrudel with Parmesan” as a starter! Hedrich (1010 - Stubenring 2) - my longtime favorite cook. Try “Vegetable Variations” and the delicious “Walnuss-Auflauf” as a dessert. What’s a “must do” in your city? To visit our shop Design by f maurer in Stilwerk Vienna (1020 Praterstrasse 1) and you should defintely have a mouth-watering icecream at Eisgreissler (1010 - Rotenturmstraße 14). What are your favorite cafés? Café Das Möbel (1070 - Burggasse 10) and Phil (1060 - Gumpendorfer Straße 10-12) are my favorite cafés as they transfer Viennese coffee tradition into the present.

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your favorite places for a dose of culture? The La Strada Festival - an international festival of street art and puppet theater taking place once a year. Check out: www.lastrada.at What are your favorite shops? Odörfer Eisenhof (Puchstrasse 70) is the perfect place if you like to buy screws individually. I am also a fan of supermarkets. I could spend hours in them because I find it calming and food shopping really makes sense to me.

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WHAT TO EAT? Käsekrainer with horseradish on the main square (Hauptplatz 1)

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your favorite cafés? The coffee vending machine at the Jet petrol station (8200 Gleisdorf Weizer Strasse 50) in Gleisdorf. You get a coffee for €1 and the nougat croissant is very recommendable. What’s a “must-do” in your city? Go up Schöckl by foot or by cable car (8061 St. Radegund Schöcklstrasse 23) and enjoy the beautiful view. your favorite places for an epic night out? The bed. I’m glad when I can sleep and the children do so as well.

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favorite places to relax and escape? Riding a racing bike across the East Styrian hills. Your perfect 24 hours? Getting up after 8 hours of sleep before the children are awake, working on a well-paid and interesting project, reading 3 goodnight stories to my children, spending a romantic evening with my girlfriend, drinking a chilled beer from the fridge, relaxing, sleeping.

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what inspires you? Stuff produced by people who really follow their very own individual potential, because their results are in most cases very interesting. your lifestyle in 5 words? Explorative, playful, critical, slow, fast. Which music can´t you live without? The music in our heads.

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What does (Austrian) Design / Architecture mean to you? It seems that a new promising breed of people with a different approach to design is currently emerging in Austria – and elsewhere on the planet. (The architecture from Graz is a classic already).

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What’s a “must-do“ in your city? Walk along the Mur, then have a seat, notice the difference in sound, temperature and mood. One of the last free-flowing parts of the river right in the city center with an impressive current. What are your favorite places to relax and escape? Get a bike and ride along the Mur, walk on Schlossberg and find places off the beaten track, go running to Leechwald, discover some of the quiet and green inner courtyards of Graz, go to Burggarten instead of Stadtpark, go to the South of Styria, travel to the Mediterranean Sea nearby. your favorite places for a dose of culture and why? GrazMuseum (Sackstrasse 18) - a versatile museum with exhibitions on contemporary urban issues, history and art, with a special focus on Graz. St. Andrä Church in Gries (Kernstockgasse 9) - progressive and art-minded Reverend Hermann Glettler has been supporting and integrating fascinating contemporary art in his church since 1999.

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Theater im Bahnhof (Elisabethinerg. 27a), Kunstuni (Sankt Leonhard), Schauspielhaus (Hofgasse 11) - great places to enjoy the performing arts, Theatercafé Hin & Wider (Mandellstrasse 11) stand-up comedy, concerts and political satire (and one of the best Styrian-style scrambled eggs dishes in town) Haus der Architektur (Mariahilferstrasse 2) featuring a mixture of architecture and art related talks, excursions and exhibitions. your favorite shops? Kaiser-Josef-Market (Kaiser Josef Platz) - fresh, local and nice cuisine and cafés around, Farmers Market at Lendplatz (Lendplatz) - ditto. Wunderkammer (Glacissstrasse 19) - design aficionado Hans Gamperl stocks (vintage) design and interesting stuff, Laden21 (Kaiserfeldgasse 21) - Alexa Holzer always gets the freshest in contemporary design from all over the place, Atelier Stadtrad (Klosterwiesgasse 5) - Our neighbor across the street sells bicycles and special bicycles, they also refurbish old bikes. What are your favorite cafés? Café Weitzer (Grieskai 12-16) - one of a few traditional and quiet Austrian cafés in Graz with a decent selection of newspapers and magazines. Order a “Ei im Glas” and a “Toast”, Café Ritter (Rittergasse 2) - always a good choice whether it´s day or night, Tribeka (Technikerstraße 13) located near Technical University, this place is not so crowded as their main branch near the river Mur. They probably make the creamiest cappuccino with coffee beans from their own roasting facility, Café Fotter (Attemsgasse 6) - a hidden secret garden, Feinkost Café Mild (Stubenberggasse 7) - a very friendly and family-run place. Try the varieties of their legendary spreads and delicacies counter! Special Tip: every first Friday of the month they have a DJ line-up playing funk, soul, hip hop & house music. favorite places for an epic night out and why? Kombüse (Erzherzog Johann Allee 2) - after only three years this place has established as one of the most simpatico places to hang out. Always DJs behind the decks. Reopened in August 2012. Parkhouse (Stadtpark 2) - situated in the middle of Stadtpark this place attracts huge crowds on warm summer nights with decent DJs. Lila Eule / Thalia Bar (Opernring 5a) - dance to beats of national/international artists on their unique dancefloor. Frühbar Beate (Griesgasse 34) - a special hideout in Graz-Gries where you can play your favorite songs on a “Wurlitzer”. They also offer a good selection of delicious dishes after a night out partying.

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L I NZ 11 THINGS TO DO IN LINZ fall in love watch the stars at linzer schloss explore the city by foot enjoy some austrian dumplings take as many moments as pictures while exploring invite yourself at a private rooftop party see a film at sommerkino have an after-hours breakfast at brandl bakery Check out ARS Electronica Festival indulge yourself with the best wines at ignis vinothek go for a swim at â&#x20AC;&#x153;resi-lackeâ&#x20AC;?

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what inspires you? Smart people swimming against the stream. your lifestyle in 5 words? High-contrasts, green, relaxed, sophisticated, unpredictable. WHICH MUSIC CAN´T YOU LIVE WITHOUT? On-hold music.

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WHAT DOES AUSTRIAN DESIGN MEAN TO YOU? Not more or less than design from other countries from all over the world.

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your favorite places for a dose of culture? ARS Electronica Festival (Ars-Electronica-Strasse 1) - a festival for art, technology and society which takes place annually in September. Crossing Europe film festival (Graben 30) - a great film festival which mixes and matches people from all over the world doing extraordinary crazy things and projects. Taking place each year in April. YOUR Favorite SHOPS AND WHY? Linz has some smart and nice shops in the following streets: Herrenstrasse, Bischofstrasse and Spittelwiese. your favorite cafés? Café Traxlmayr (Promenade 16) - the oldest café in Linz with a lot of characterful regular customers. Café Meier (Pfarrplatz 7) - enjoy their reasonably priced breakfast until 3 pm while reading through their choice of daily newspapers.

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your favorite restaurants? Wirt am Graben (Graben 24-26) - delicious food with freshest ingredients from local farmers. Romantic outdoor dining and a friendly team all inclusive, Die Donauwirtinnen (Webergasse 2) - homemade food in a lovely atmosphere on the Danube, IGNIS Vinothek (Klosterstrasse 3) - a must for wine lovers with a beautiful interior (designed by us :-), Goldener Container (OK Platz 1) - perfect in summertime. Sip a “Green Destiny”, play boccia and see a film at Sommerkino, Alte Metzgerei: (Herrenstrasse 5) - go there on Thursdays when they serve the best Austrian dumplings. places for an epic night out? Kicking off the night on our rooftop terrace with some chilled drinks and a very stunning view of Linz cathedral. Then we head further to Goldener Container (OK Platz 1) for some more drinks before we dance at Solaris (Dametzstrasse 30) and drop by at Grand Café Rother Krebs (Obere Donaulände 11) until we can finally enjoy a heavenly breakfast at Brandl bakery and continue where we started: at our rooftop terrace with an after-party. WHAT ARE YOUR Favorite PLACES TO RELAX AND ESCAPE? Donaustrand in Alt-Urfahr, watching the stars at Linzer Schloss (Schlossberg 1), go on a long walking tour through the Winterhafen, go swimming in the River Danube, sip some drinks at Gastro- und Kulturschiff LiDo and Resi-Lacke in Kleinzell is also a jewel of nature. WHAT´S A “MUST-DO” IN YOUR CITY? Visiting us in our studio (Tummelplatz1) and getting brand new tips for day and night while sipping coffee.

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What is the best moment of the day? The moment when you realize that you are living the life you always dreamed of.

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What inspires you? People who make the most of now. Wise people. Curious people. People who are really good at what they do. Confident people. Genuine people. Loving people. Creative people. Everyday heroes and heartfelt pioneers. Breathtaking pictures, powerful words, timeless beauty, complex music, independent films, ecstatic dances, intense flavours, epic experiences and journeys full of contrasts.

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how would a good friend describe you? Freaks, Questioners, Bon Vivants, Hippies with calculators, Nerds, Urban Nomads, Nectar & Pulse, Bohemians, Travellers. Obsessed, Exuberant, Loving, Inspiring. Who is your hero? Our future husbands. what do you love most about your city? The high quality of life it offers. Its cultural heritage and its beauty. The surrounding lakes and mountains. And most of all: That it always feels like home to us - no matter how long we havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been there.

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your favorite places for a dose of culture? Festspielhaus (Hofstallgasse 1) and Mozarteum (Mirabellplatz 1) Salzburg classics, Das Kino (Giselakai 11) - repertory cinema which also hosts some fabulous film festivals such as its annual “Mountain film festival”, Literaturhaus Salzburg (Strubergasse 23) - excellent readings of renowned and upcoming writers, Republic (Anton-Neumayr-Platz 2) - hot spot in Salzburg downtown for all sorts of music and culture; Classic cultural bastion Salzburg does not leave too much room for contemporary alternative culture, which is why we especially like the cultural platform for DJ culture, performance, music und media art ARGE Nonntal (Ulrike-Gschwandtner-Strasse 5) - as being a strong contrast to the cultural profile of the town. Also check out its restaurant ARGE Beisl (Ulrike-Gschwandtner-Strasse 5). Modernes Museum (Mönchsberg 32) - features some interesting exhibitions. It’s worth going there just for the view over the town and to sip a coffee on the terrace of m32. Check out Rudolf Budja Galerie (Wiener-Philharmoniker-Gasse 3) - if you have any spare cash for some piece of art. your favorite SHOPS? Doll vis-a-vis (Hauptstrasse 108) - which is across the street from an impressive flower shop and sells some nice coffee table books, beautifully designed gardening tools, pottery and other stuff. They serve good coffee and yummy homemade brownies. The most delicious bread is baked in the Stiftsbäckerei St.Peter (Kapitelplatz 8) - just follow the irresistible smell of fresh bread and treat yourself to a wood oven-baked loaf of “Schwarzbrot” and a fresh “Milchbrot-Striezel”. Both are to be enjoyed only with butter. That’s an order! Delitalessen (Imbergstrasse 37) - because its fresh homemade ravioli regularly saves us from starving and it offers a mouth-watering selection of Italian specialities. If we still haven’t had enough of fine foods we head to Magazin Vinothek (Augustinergasse 13), we simply love handcraft at its best: Mühlbauer Hutmanufaktur (Seilergasse 10) for handmade hats and Ludwig Reiter (Goldgasse 3) for handmade shoes. If you are after some more contemporary shoes Mia (Rathausplatz 3) is your choice. And if you need something to go with your new shoes, go to Veronika’s Unschuldige Dessous (Getreidegasse 3) - might sound innocent - it’s not. Enjoy shopping for fresh fruit and vegetables at Schrannenmarkt (Mirabellplatz) on Thursdays, Grünmarkt (Universitätsplatz) is a Salzburg institution: treat yourself to beautiful fresh flowers, yummy local cheeses and charcuterie, etc.

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whAT Are your fAvoriTe resTAurANTs ANd why? salzburg surely boasts some impressive gourmet spots for food bon vivants, which we certainly are - Esszimmer (Müllner Hauptstrasse 33), Brunnauer im Magazin (augustinergasse 13), Pfefferschiff (söllheim 3), Ikarus (wilhelm-spazier-strasse 7), Schloss Aigen (schwarzenbergpromenade 37), Riedenburg (neutorstrasse 32e) and many more you will find recommended in any gourmet guide. But we equally love down-to-earth places serving decent food and plain fare and we both love snacking, so here we go: Must-eats: fresh pair of frankfurter würstel with spicy mustard and fresh horseradish on Salzburg’s Grünmarkt (universitätsplatz). another salzburg original is certainly a Bosna at Balkangrill (Getreidegasse 33). need a change from austrian cuisine? then check out Donna’s Thaikitchen (Leopoldskronstrasse 7), which is literally only a small trailer on a somewhat out-of-the-way location. through its window Donna sells her amazing thai curries. also BIO-Burger (Müllner Hauptstrasse 33) is a delicious must-visit. for a real meal book a table at one of our favorites: Triangel (wienerPhilharmoniker-Gasse 7) just across from festspielhaus. You cannot go wrong with anything on their menu, but we love their local trout and tasty gulasch. Leave some room for dessert: Heidelbeerdatschi. if we need a short culinary holiday we go to Pan e Vin (Gstättengasse 1) for some italian delights. Arge Beisl Nonntal (Josef-Preis-allee 16) is great for a laid-back dinner on the terrace before some alternative cultural program: beef tartare and the curries are excellent. as we love mountains we also like walking up salzburg’s town mountains such as Kapuzinerberg: enjoy a tasty lunch or dinner at Franziskischlössl (Kapuzinerberg 9), which is a real secret spot. Pauli Stubn (Herrengasse 16) is a legend and the place to go if you are out for some real austrian soul food, such as Kasnockn followed by Mannerschnitten-Mousse.

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whAT Are your fAvoriTe cAfés ANd why? 220° Rösterei (Chiemseegasse 5) - the coffee is fantastic and so are the cakes. Café Wernbacher (franz-Josef-strasse 5) - a “gemütlich” hang-out. they have all the quality papers and serve delicious streusel cake. also check out their film brunch in cooperation with Das Kino. if you cannot get a table at wernbacher try at neighbor Fingerlos (franz-Josef-strasse 9). Cafe Bazar (schwarzstrasse 3) is a salzburg classic: enjoy an “einspänner” in the sun watching people stroll along the riverside. Afro Café (Bürgerspitalplatz 5) - a colorful contrast to all salzburg classics. their coffee and tea selection is excellent. WeLoveCoffee (Mozartsteg) - pick up your coffee to go on your way along river salzach.

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I NN S B R UCK 12 THINGS TO DO IN INNSBRUCK feel the vibe in front of hofburg innsbruck go skiing enjoy the visionary architectural icons by zaha hadid drop by at zeitraum, buy glasses and have a coffee smell the snow explore the st.nikolaus district go to the top of a mountain eat a schnitzel at piano bar draw the PICTURESQUE scenery awaken your creativity at www.diebaeckerei.at chat with the locals in a traditional pine-paneled restaurant Check out the “Archiv für Baukunst” at Adambräu

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your favorite places for a dose of culture? Adambräu (Lois-Welzenbacher-Platz) designed by Lois Welzenbacher, you’ll find AUT and the Archiv für Baukunst by the Innsbruck University Architecture Faculty - be inspired by their architecture and design activities. Drop by Gemeindemuseum Absam (6067 Absam - in the old Kirchenwirt - Walburga-Schindl-Straße 31) for more architectural inspiration, Die Bäckerei - Kulturbackstube (Dreiheiligenstraße 21a) - became part of an interdisciplinary platform for art projects, Kirchenwirt (6230 Brixlegg - Faberstraße 7) - eat in a very traditional pine-paneled restaurant and ask the owners, the Unterrainer family to take a look at their private, authentic “Franz Baumann Stube”.

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Your perfect 24 hours? Free time to sketch, draw, write. Spending time with my son and relaxing with my husband. Time to have an in-depth conversation with a good friend. How would a good friend describe you? Mikimartinek gives people creative input with shining ideas, creating the new. What do you love about your city? That you can see the countryside from every point in Innsbruck. Because the mountains are so close, an atmosphere of safety and comfort permeates the air – like in a living room. The scenery offers different experiences, depending on the weather. At the moment you can see snow covered mountains in the north as well as the green alps to the south. Sometimes clouds hang low and soften the edges of the ceiling of the “Innsbruck’s living-room”, yet most of the time the sky is clear and strikingly blue. What sound fits your city best? The silence in the city when it snows. It sounds heavenly.

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What is the best moment of the day? A Pudelskern cappuccino morning with espresso from our “Bialetti” and milk foam. What inspires you? Arts, literature, handcrafts, material, nature - inner and outer landscapes. your lifestyle in 5 words? Urban country down-to-earth real luxury.

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WHICH MUSIC CAN’T YOU LIVE WITHOUT? Since our last road-trip we are all big fans of Owen Pallett, a violin player formerly engaged with Arcade Fire, Final Fantasy and The Hidden Cameras.

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WhICH MUSIC DO YOU LOVE? Fink, Owen Pallett, Austro Fred, Mozart. The last team car travel made us all big fans of Owen Pallett. Virtuos violin player formerly engaged with Arcade Fire, Final Fantasy and The Hidden Cameras. YOUR FUTURE PLANS? Become wiser than before, find even more happiness in our work and share that with each other and the world. place where you feel the most vibe of your city? The view of Hofburg Innsbruck (Rennweg 1) in front of the theater, Nordkettenbahn (Höhenstrasse 145) by architect Zaha Hadid in front of a massive wall of mountains. This view is absolutely unique and combines Austrian history with visionary design. which sound fits best to your city? Cool snowboarding hip hop sounds and classical music. what smell would describe your city best? The smell of fresh snow.

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Your perfect 24 hours in the city? Have an early but slow breakfast at Café Central, take the cable car all the way up to Seegrube and walk down to Höttinger Alm. There you can have a Pressknödelsuppe and walk further down to Hungerburg for another snack before you go for some afternoon shopping or visit one of the sights (we recommend the Schwarzmanderkirche) or the Taxis Galerie. Sunset Drinks at 360 degree Bar are gorgeous before you have dinner at a fancy restaurant. Drinks at Dom Café, Innkeller or Ebi’s are always great and if you don’t want to stop go to Aftershave to dance the night away.

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your favorite districtS? St. Nikolaus - where our office is located. It’s on the other side of the city centre (and the river) and not so touristy. your favorite places for a dose of culture? Weekender Club (Tschamlerstrasse 3) and Treibhaus (Angerzellgasse 8) - perfect location for great gigs and events. Classical music by the wonderful Tyrolean Symphony Orchestra is also highly recommended. your favorite shops? Zeitraum (Marktgraben 1) - the perfect shop where you´ ll find fashionable glasses and a charming owner who turned his store into a real meeting point. Drop by, get inspired and enjoy the experience with a coffee or a glass of good wine. Great fashion can be found at Einwaller (Pfarrgasse 1 ), Schmitt & Lair (Anichstrasse 4) or at the Kaufhaus Tyrol (Maria-Theresien-Strasse 29). your favorite cafés? Café Central (Gilmstrasse 5) - enjoy the feeling of Viennese coffee tradition, 360 Grad (Maria-Theresien-Strasse 18) - stunning view, Ebi’s Bar (Adolf-Pichler-Platz 4) - best drinks in town. your favorite restaurants? Piano Bar (Herzog-Friedrich-Strasse 5) - serves the best Wiener Schnitzel and great steaks, Kai (Blasius-Hueber-Strasse 15) - best sushi! places for an epic night out? Innkeller (Innstrasse 1) - is the public living-room for architects in the city. Great spot in the summertime as you can sit outside until 2 am. What´s a “must-do“ in your city? Go up the mountain on the Nordkettenbahn (Höhenstrasse 145) designed by Zaha Hadid. your favorite hotels? Hotel Kranzbach (Kranzbach 1 - 82493 Kranzbach bei GarmischPartenkirchen GER) - a real refuge 50 km away from Innsbruck where we enjoy a “company retreat” once a year. There is an incredible scenery where you immediately relax and breathe easy. In Innsbruck we would stay at Goldener Adler (Herzog-Friedrich-Strasse 6) because it’s right in the heart of the old town.

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bregenz 11 THINGS TO DO IN BREGENZ get inspired at kunsthaus Discover the pool bar festival for popculture see a theatre at “Theater Kosmos” Go hiking in Bregenzerwald Bike round Lake Constance or just stroll along its shore discover the art of cheese at Käsekeller Lingenau ENJOY THE BREATHTAKING PANORAMA FROM Pfänder believe in you sip some drinks AT WOHNZIMMER gaze at the design pieces at Werkraum Depot Schwarzenberg celebrate indulgence at innauer in dornbirn

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What do you least enjoy about the design process? The anxiety. Unorganized clients. What do you like to do to get away from design to relax? Work out and lie in the Jacuzzi afterwards. Sex. Movies. Books. Fly away.

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How do you get what’s personal out of your head (or heart) & onto paper, canvas, the screen? First find out what’s important to you. Then go out and try to get clients that share those obsessions. I made and make the mistake of only taking on clients that came to me themselves and never go after people.

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Is there any evidence of your Austrian roots in your work? The thinking that came out of the Viennese Secession around 1900 that it does not really matter wether you work on a poster or a chair or a sculpture, that they all come out of the same desires, influenced me greatly. How do you seek to remain authentic? By trying to be honest. What moves you most in your life right now? Women. In some fields within Design it is said that the designer should go unnoticed, that it is the message that is important. Obviously, this is not the case with you. I don’t agree with the modernist notion of objectivity. A personal view can help make things clearer, warmer and more direct.

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“COMPLAINING IS SILLY. EITHER ACT OR FORGET.”

“MONEY DOES NOT MAKE ME HAPPY.”

“TRYING TO LOOK GOOD LIMITS MY LIFE.”

“EVERYTHING I DO ALWAYS COMES BACK TO ME.”

“everybody who is honest is interesting.” “HAVING GUTS ALWAYS WORKS OUT FOR ME.”

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You travel a lot. what has leD you to do so much work outside of the U.S.? The joy of travel, the fight against boredom, the appeal of the new, the desire to work in different cultures, the possibility to compare, the realization that it is easier to come up with a new concept in a foreign hotel room than in the studio, the amount of red states and utterly crappy American airports. How do you know when to say no to a potential client? When the product is bad. When I don’t like them. When they have rush jobs (clients who are bad at scheduling a job are often bad in other areas too). How do you see design for business purposes? In the enthusiasm of selling, is it possible to say that the end justifies the means? I think we are responsible for anything we do, walking down the street, climbing a mountain and selling a product. We can do all three in a wonderful, sweet and elegant fashion, or we can fuck it up. It’s all up to us. How do you define “creativity”? To create with open perception. What was the inspiration behind the Darwin chair? We are graphic designers, we have learned to speak the language of graphic design. The idea to take this language of graphics (ephemeral, transformation, storytelling) and apply it to a piece of furniture, to a field we don’t know, seemed appealing. How did you feel about the idea of designing a book? I expected the worst since so many designers who had done a book about their studio told me it was the most difficult job of their lives. It turned out to be the opposite. Fun. In general I love designing books because they are, together with music packaging, among the very few pieces of graphic design that don’t get thrown away. In general, I also love that you have the attention of an audience for a longer time span, making it easier to communicate something remotely meaningful. What is the concept behind your seven yearly sabbatical? To make sure that my work remains a calling, and does not deteriorate into a job.

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