mischer’traxler studio

mischer’traxler studio

 

Photo: Daniel-Gebhart-de-Koekkoek

 

Katharina Mischer (1982) and Thomas Traxler (1981) form mischer‘traxler studio. Based in Vienna, they develop and design objects, furniture, processes, installations and more, thereby focusing on experiments and conceptual thinking within a given context. Balancing between handcraft and technology, they envision whole systems, new production methods and kinetic or interactive installations that question topics, tell stories or open up new ways of doing things. Influencing and complementing each other, Their results are often playing with uniqueness and some of their projects are poetic records that interact with the viewer and evoke unexpected reactions. By using their outcomes as well as a mean of communication, the studio tries to show that Design can be functional, good and beautiful not just in objects but as well in the ideas they represent.  Katharina and Thomas already met whilst studying. They completed their BA-degrees in Product and Furniture Design at the NDC St.Pölten and at Kingston University London and continued to study in the IM-masters of the Design Academy Eindhoven. After graduating in June 2008 and several years of collaborating on various projects, Katharina and Thomas founded studio mischer‘traxler in 2009. mischer’traxler give talks about their work and leading workshops in various Universities and Institutions. In 2014 and 2015 they were directing the master course ‘European Design Lab’ at IED Madrid. In 2016 they were teaching a guest term at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and in 2017 they were guest professors at the Kunsthochschule Kassel in Germany. Projects by mischer’traxler are to be found in the permanent collections of the Art institute Chicago, the Vitra Design Museum and the MAK Vienna. Their work has won several awards.

 

Finger Blocks – designed for chp…? Device People

Finger Blocks – designed for chp…? Device People

Finger Blocks – designed for chp…? Device People

Finger Blocks – designed for chp…? Device People

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Real Image – designed for chp…? Device People

Real Image – designed for chp…? Device People

Real Image – designed for chp…? Device People

Real Image – designed for chp…? Device People

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