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Discover Germany | Special Theme | Design Guide Austria

Austria’s sustainable designers Making old truck tarpaulins into bags, traffic lights into floor lamps, rubbish skips into outdoor seating, bowling pins into vases, bicycle inner tubes into necklaces, books into seats or escalators into sofas; gabarage upcycling design stands for innovative upcycling design with a special emphasis on sustainability and society. TEXT: NANE STEINHOFF | PHOTOS: GABARAGE UPCYCLING DESIGN

Established in 2002, gabarage upcycling design is Vienna’s first business which revamps residual material and industrial waste into simple and modern high-quality products. “Small-scale series and unicums coin our product range. Every day we work on new, exclusive designs, experiment with modern materials and let our creativity blossom,”explains shop manager Victoria Kadernoschka. While all of their products are handmade and manufactured inVienna, gabarage upcycling design’s unusual concept is based on design, sustainability and society. Putting a special emphasis on creativity and mutual inspiration, the company has made it its task“to show

people that our current throwaway society is avoidable and that something new can be created from something allegedly old. Lifecycles of products and materials are extended through upcycling,” says founder Gabriele Gottwald-Nathaniel. Additionally, gabarage upcycling design stands for an innovative societal approach which helps people who have suffered from an addiction.“We employ them as production staff, in the office or as shop assistants and thus offer them a job-oriented qualification,” Gottwald-Nathaniel says.“People stand at the centre of our company. Everyone deserves a second chance! Besides reintegration into the labour market, we

Building the foundation for exceptional projects Huska Bau, an Austrian engineering office for building services, is a highly competent partner for construction projects - from the initial idea to the completion. A highly experienced network of engineers, construction managers, architects and project managers offer holistic and competent support. TEXT: NANE STEINHOFF | PHOTOS: GÜNTER HUSKA

“We reliably stand by our clients from the initial idea to the key delivery,”Günter Huska, founder and master builder, notes. Through a comprehensive network of engineers, architects, construction and project managers, as well as lawyers, IT specialists or tax advisors, Huska Bau is able to competently offer a wide range of tasks.“Thus, we aren’t specified on a single sector. Each team member has a different wealth of experience so that the whole team profits,”Huska adds. Huska Bau impresses with thorough consulting in all areas from regulatory issues

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Top: Lamps made out of old traffic lights Above: A sofa and table made out of an escalator

also emphasise destigmatisation and the redevelopment of their self-esteem,“ she concludes. www.gabarage.at

fine line between exceptional quality and cost effectiveness in the building industry is our working area,”Huska explains. Whether one seeks general renovation or reconstruction services, a new building, project management advice or an entire package of planning, building and implementation or quality assurance for their project, Huska Bau is sure to offer highest quality. “Expertise, quality, reliability, fairness and cost effectiveness are the foundation of each successful project,” Günter Huska concludes.

to construction damages. Their planning www.huska.at services are characterised by high quality www.bauingenieur.wien from the very start and their management services competently represent their customers; whether they need help with project coordination or monitoring of deadlines. “We help find the Hotel room quality management, façade and construction work at Motel One in Vienna. (left) Local best solution. The building supervision and project management at housing complex in Vienna’s Cumberlandstrasse. (right)

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Discover Germany, Issue 27, June 2015  

Discover Germany promotes German, Swiss & Austrian Design, Tourism, Food, Culture and Business.

Discover Germany, Issue 27, June 2015  

Discover Germany promotes German, Swiss & Austrian Design, Tourism, Food, Culture and Business.