Frame tray for Wiener Silber Manufactur
Frame tray for Wiener Silber Manufactur
Prater chair for Richard Lampert and Dakar chair for Skitsch
Prater chair for Richard Lampert and Dakar chair for Skitsch
Inlay jewelry box created for OKOLO The Mirror show at Prague
Inlay jewelry box created for OKOLO The Mirror show at Prague
Piece of Thonet bent wood
Piece of Thonet bent wood

Prater chair for Richard Lampert
Prater chair for Richard Lampert
Dakar chair for Skitsch
Dakar chair for Skitsch
Donald Duck mask, made in France by César, Atelier shelving system
Donald Duck mask, made in France by César, Atelier shelving system
Protective eyewear by Poc
Protective eyewear by Poc
Luna Park table
Luna Park table
Take Off armchair for Skitsch
Take Off armchair for Skitsch
Atelier shelving system
Atelier shelving system
Visor chair
Visor chair
Box for cards, made in Italy during the 1960s
Box for cards, made in Italy during the 1960s
Donald Duck mask, made in France by César, 1970s - 1980s
Donald Duck mask, made in France by César, 1970s - 1980s
Opening glass
Opening glass
Orbit porcelain set for Neue Wiener Porzellanmanufaktur Augarten
Orbit porcelain set for Neue Wiener Porzellanmanufaktur Augarten
Grip glass set for J. & L. Lobmeyr
Grip glass set for J. & L. Lobmeyr

Last month we have visited solo exhibition of our Vienna-based friend, designer Marco Dessí. Still Life at MAK in Vienna is the showcase of his design work as well as inspirations.

We took some detailed pictures of the exhibits including Marco's work from the last years as well as some objects which inspire his designer work. Dessí works as a designer in the tradition of the pure and practical modernist design as formulated by Max Bill, Marcello Nizzoli or Dieter Rams. But his objects are always enriched by sense of humor and inspirational context in the function and form.

Curated by Marlies Wirth, the exhibition is set up in the minimalist installation, where all the objects communicate each other in a simple way.

Marco Dessí
STILL LIFE
MAK, Österreichisches Museum für angewandte Kunst
Until 5 May 2013




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Our new objects for the precise desktop work. Shot on the poster of Hallingdal 65 textile by Kvadrat designed by Nanna Ditzel in 1965.


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Johann Faber Goldfaber vintage pencils

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Artek ruller

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Studio Bet-melacha, Balata ruller for Kukka

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Camel MINI pencils

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L. & C. Hardtmuth vintage pencil

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Series of vintage triangles from Liguria (Italy)





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Our new objects for the precise desktop work. Shot on the poster of Hallingdal 65 textile by Kvadrat designed by Nanna Ditzel in 1965.


1.
Johann Faber Goldfaber vintage pencils

2.
Artek ruller

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Studio Bet-melacha, Balata ruller for Kukka

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Camel MINI pencils

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L. & C. Hardtmuth vintage pencil

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Series of vintage triangles from Liguria (Italy)











Created by Ismael and Nathan Studer of BKS studio, Bibelot is the experimental decorative object reflecting its surroundings.

Made out of metal and wooden base, Bibelot is the special mirror which reflects colors of the surrounding objects and colors to create blurred abstract pictures on its surface.

"The object is part of the family of objects whose presence in our homes comes from an emotion and from a purely archaic instinct. Man invented the finest craze, which is a passion for collecting objects," say its creators about.







Our The Mirror exhibition debuted at Designblok in Prague last October is now on display at Stilwerk Limited Edition Window Gallery curated by Vienna Design Week in Vienna.

You can see one part of the project featuring commissioned mirrors and art objects by 17 designers and artists there only. About original exhibition you can read here.

Thanks to all contributing artists, collaborators, Vienna Design Week, Stilwerk and Czech Center in Vienna for their help.













Our The Mirror exhibition debuted at Designblok in Prague last October is now on display at Stilwerk Limited Edition Window Gallery curated by Vienna Design Week in Vienna.

You can see one part of the project featuring commissioned mirrors and art objects by 17 designers and artists there only. About original exhibition you can read here.

Thanks to all contributing artists, collaborators, Vienna Design Week, Stilwerk and Czech Center in Vienna for their help.













Our The Mirror exhibition debuted at Designblok in Prague last October is now on display at Stilwerk Limited Edition Window Gallery curated by Vienna Design Week in Vienna.

You can see one part of the project featuring commissioned mirrors and art objects by 17 designers and artists there only. About original exhibition you can read here.

Thanks to all contributing artists, collaborators, Vienna Design Week, Stilwerk and Czech Center in Vienna for their help.
















Do you remember Meta, ultimate furniture collection by antique dealer Mallet from London? If no, there is its wonderful catalogue in the box from its presentation at Salone del Mobile in Milan in 2008.

Meta collection featured several objects designed by BarberOsgerby, Asymptote, Tord Boontje, Matali Crasset and other and were made by traditional artisans all around the world. Connection of progressive contemporary design and traditional high-class craft delivered unique collection of gallery pieces sold in very limited editions for a lot.

Except project with Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance last year, Meta little bit disappeared from the scene. So here is our small reminder from our archive. The catalogue, designed by London-based Spin studio, includes several posters with the photos from the various workshops where furniture pieces were originated.











Do you remember Meta, ultimate furniture collection by antique dealer Mallet from London? If no, there is its wonderful catalogue in the box from its presentation at Salone del Mobile in Milan in 2008.

Meta collection featured several objects designed by BarberOsgerby, Asymptote, Tord Boontje, Matali Crasset and other and were made by traditional artisans all around the world. Connection of progressive contemporary design and traditional high-class craft delivered unique collection of gallery pieces sold in very limited editions for a lot.

Except project with Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance last year, Meta little bit disappeared from the scene. So here is our small reminder from our archive. The catalogue, designed by London-based Spin studio, includes several posters with the photos from the various workshops where furniture pieces were originated.




Carlo Graffi & Franco Campo, armchair, 1951
Carlo Graffi & Franco Campo, armchair, 1951
Carlo Graffi & Franco Campo, Millepiedi table, 1952
Carlo Graffi & Franco Campo, Millepiedi table, 1952
Carlo Mollino, Arabesque table, 1949
Carlo Mollino, Arabesque table, 1949
Melchiorre Bega, Table, 1955
Melchiorre Bega, Table, 1955

Riccardo Tisci, creative director of Givenchy, was inspired by Carlo Mollino and organic Italian 1950s design to create this sculptural sandals.

Including in the Spring/Summer 2013 collection, these sandals highlight with the original combination of materials and its construction. It resembles materiality and construction forms of the organic Italian design including work of Carlo Mollino and others. Sandals feature plywood, brass and plastic. The joints are similar to the delicate brass joining in the mannerist work of Mollino, Graffi & Campo or Melchiorre Bega, whose work you can see above.