1. New craftsmanship at Werkstadt Vienna

        Werkstadt Vienna at The New Institute. Photo: Johannes Schwartz/2
        1. Part of The Ruin exhibition is a presentation of Werkstadt Vienna, originally on display in MAK (Österreichisches Museum für angewandte Kunst / Gegenwartskunst) earlier this year.

          In 2006, inspired by their city’s rich heritage of local manufacturers and craftspeople, Tulga Beyerle, Thomas Geisler, and Lilli Hollein, founders of Vienna Design Week, began a special project, called Passionswege, which matched young designers with traditional workshops, manufacturers, and retailers in Vienna.
        1. By focusing on the transfer of knowledge and skills between the invited partners and carefully guiding the process—yet leaving the potential for results quite open—they generated a series of encounters that worked quite differently from usual design collaborations.

          Here it is not the product that is at the center of interest, but people, knowledge, attitudes, and the process of working together. This exhibition, curated by Sophie Lovell and designed by Studio Makkink & Bey, mixes centuries of craft skills with new design thinking and shows that design can be inspiring to everyone—producer and consumer alike.

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