Every Autumn design dominates the London cultural calendar for a few days. The London Design Festival is a fantastic opportunity to see some leading designs and designers show their work in various venues and design hubs around the city. This year the Brompton Design District present exhibitions and works by some exciting Austrian designers. The ACF London is delighted to take part for the first time with an exhibition of architect & designer Martin Mostböck, while design duo Mischer’Traxler are creating a buzz at the V&A. Here is a round-up of the brilliant Austrian designers taking part at this year’s festival!
Mischer’Traxler @ V&A
Inspired by the Art Nouveau movement, renowned Austrian design duo mischer’traxler have collaborated with boutique champagne house Perrier-Jouët to bring a sensual, interactive installation, entitled Curiosity Cloud, to the V&A’s Norfolk House Music Room. Curiosity Cloud, developed for London Design Festival, takes its cues from Perrier-Jouët’s connection to the Art Nouveau movement, and the traditional use of insect motifs throughout this period. The installation comprises 250 mouth-blown glass globes made by the Viennese glass company Lobmeyr. www.londondesignfestival.com/curiosity-cloud
Martin Mostböck @ ACF London
Architect and designer Martin Mostböck will fill the spaces of the ACF with his most iconic works including the FLAXX chair (above) made of 100% recyclable materials. He designs houses, interiors and objects for everyday use, rejecting all superficial styling and going back to fundamentals in his design in order to achieve authenticity. Working for leading European companies like Moroso, Eternit, WMF and Vorwerk his designs are part of some of the world’s most prestigious museum collections such as the Museum of Arts and Design, New York, the Design Museum Holon, Tel Aviv and the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts (MAK), Vienna. www.acflondon.org
Marion Friedmann presents Delicacy Revisited
Expect spectacular pieces referring to a sense of DELICACY as found in exquisiteness, fragility, sensitivity & thickness, works of surprise and unexpectedness, some of which will even vanish in time. Austrian curator Marion Friedmann presents four artists who challenge our perception of value and encourage us to rethink our codes of standard and esteem: Noemi KISS [above photo] & Gisela STIEGLER from Vienna and Thierry JEANNOT & Gala FERNANDEZ from México City. http://marionfriedmann.com/about/
Nina Mair @ Mint Shop
Austrian designer Nina Mair is showing her piece Concrete Table at Mint Shop. Nina Mair’s studio works internationally in architecture and product design with a focus on creating sustainable products and spaces that generate identity. Mint is an interior design store established in 1998 by Lina Kanafani. Based in central London, it is renowned for its contemporary collections and creative merchandising, offering cutting edge design cleverly mixed with innovative one off pieces.
Find the full programme for the 2015 LDF here.