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WALKING CHAIR GALLERY — THE FUNNY THING ABOUT DESIGN by COSIMA REIF

WALKING CHAIR GALLERY — THE FUNNY THING ABOUT DESIGN by COSIMA REIF

From ironic to alienating, but always a blast: in her monumental manga Cosima Reif, illustrator, author and Viennese by choice, turns her attention to design and designers, design anecdotes and design analysis. Star architects, fashion designers, even nail designers – for her simply stuff she can have a whale of a time making fun of. For the exhibition appears a publication/catalogue. more
Exhibition opening: SA 27.9., 7 pm in cooperation with ViennaDesignWeek 
Exhibition duration: 27.9.–31.10.2014

SEE YOU IN AUSTRIA – THE VIENNA DESIGN GUIDE

SEE YOU IN AUSTRIA – THE VIENNA DESIGN GUIDE

Peter Stuiber presents a new pocket guide on Vienna focusing the „Essence of Vienna“. Our SEE YOU IN AUSTRIA mirror and the MONTE BELLO sofa system ist part of the selecetion. Peter says: „The WALKING CHAIR DESIGN STUDIO in the 3rd district is a show room for many fantastic products and pieces of furniture that the duo have made themselves… Karl Emilio Pircher and Fidel Peugeot are without a doubt the most unconventional designers in the city“

W*ORT — a space for words, W*ORT — ein Ort rund ums Wort

W*ORT — a space for words, W*ORT — ein Ort rund ums Wort

W*ORT, a space for words, creative writing, and much more in the heart of Lustenau/Austria opens it’s gate. Since 2013 we have been developing this new location. W*ORT will be a centre of creative writing. It will be run as a nonprofit organisation by a public and private partnership. Aside from the interior design, workshop-area with a letter press, a café and a space for lots of activities, we also developed a brand which will accompany this exciting endeavour in the future. more
Opening: FRI 11 July 2014, 5 pm Venue: Raiffeisenstraße 18, AT–6890 Lustenau, info@w-ort.at Facebook: wortlustenau

RE BOTTLE SET — NOMINATED FOR GERMAN DESIGN AWARD 2015

RE BOTTLE SET — NOMINATED FOR GERMAN DESIGN AWARD 2015

2012 we designed for the Austrian mineral water producer and market leader a range of container to collect PET bottles for the recyclage. The RE BOTTLE STOOL was made for collection and as a stool. The big RE BOTTLE CONTAINER as PET collecting tool for public schools and offices. Now the RE BOTTLE SET wich allows you to crate out of a used plastic bottle a small container for your desk is nominated for the Geman Design Award 2015. Wonderful!

H2O Oho! — NOMINATED FOR GERMAN DESIGN AWARD 2015

H2O Oho! — NOMINATED FOR GERMAN DESIGN AWARD 2015

H2O Oho! is a water pourer for using with all plastic bottles. We designed the handle for the Austrian mineral water producer VÖSLAUER in 2012. The tool is handy, good looking, and very functional. Great to use for small and big hands. The WATER POURER „H2O Oho!“ it turns your mineral plastic bottle into a lovely carafe. Now we refill the bottle with champagner! The pourer is nominated for the Geman Design Award 2015. Wow! 

 

linkto > WC H2O Oho! 

www.voeslauer.at

SISTER BLISTER SHOW — ONE DESIGN WEEK, Plovdiv/Bulgaria 20–29.6.2014

SISTER BLISTER SHOW — ONE DESIGN WEEK, Plovdiv/Bulgaria 20–29.6.2014

Since 2007 we recycle medical pill packagin (blister) from our client Marien Apotheke Wien. Karin Simonitsch the owner is Walking Chair’s very first client and a very forward-looking pharmacist and businesswomen. Now we present at the Bulgarian Design Festival an terrific light installation with an collection of our hand made SISTER BISTER light object such as drop lights, wall lamps, table lamps, floor lamps an many more … more about ONE DESIGN WEEK  more

Gürteltier — Animal Farm

Gürteltier — Animal Farm

Our new furniture Gürteltier from our Animal Farm Collection will be living from now on at Scheer Shoe Manufactory downtown Vienna www.scheer.at. The two furniture (one male animal in green, the female one in pink) will help to present Scheer’s newly crated Belt Collection and accessories. Shoemaker Markus Scheer, head of the manufactory, knows all about hand crafted shoes and about the power of walking. Visitors are welcome from MON–SAT. more

Walking Chair Gallery — Jost Hochuli

Walking Chair Gallery — Jost Hochuli

we warmly invite to our next gallery exhibition HOCH . HÖHER : HOCHULI — 80 Years JOST HOCHULI. Jost Hochuli is a well known Swiss graphic designer, book designer and typographist. The exhibition is a surprise by the Austrian Typographic Society (Erich Monitzer, Martin Tiefenthaler, Gerhard Pany & Clemens Schedler) on the occasion of honor of Jost Hochuli's 80th birthday. more

W*ORT — New Typography

W*ORT — New Typography

W*ORT a new space for creative writing opens the door in July 2014 in Lustenau/Austria. Walking Chair was invited by the major Kurt Fischer to participate in the design from the beginning. One of the outcomes is the brand and the digital font. WORT means word and ORT means the place, the spot. W*ORT will be run by a public private partnership and will give the community of Lustenau a new hot spot and meeting point in the centre of the city. This typography will help to announce the new things, the new thinking…
W*ORT on Facebook

Walking Chair Gallery — TOBIAS MADÖRIN

Walking Chair Gallery — TOBIAS MADÖRIN

We are very happy to invite you to our next gallery exhibition. TOBIAS MADÖRIN, a Swiss photographer, took the picture our Walking Chair on Prater Hauptalle 10 years ago. The picture became the cover of our Vinyl production THE VOICES OF WALKING CHAIR. Now the Swiss art publisher Scheidegger & Spiess released an extract of his work. TOPOS (Contemporary Global Prospects) documents TOBIAS MADÖRIN's view on cities and landscapes. more

YOU MAY B — FOR TEACHING

YOU MAY B — FOR TEACHING

Today a picture of YOU MAY B has arrived in our studio. Mr. Norbert Diesling, Professor of Düsseldorf based Josef-Beuys-Gesamtschule, has sent us the shot. After visiting our Vienna based studio last year, Norbert proposed our multifunctional furniture to his forward-looking institution. Today two YOU MAY B furniture were set up at the school. Thank you Norbert for your picture! We all have to focus on knowledge. YOU MAY B a good teacher, YOU MAY B for education, YOU MAY B teaching for ever!
YOU MAY B was made possible through a generous funding by departure, The Creative Agency of the City of Vienna.

See you in lower Austria — a pocket mirror & accessory

See you in lower Austria — a pocket mirror & accessory

Welcome to variety: The Lower Austrian Film Commission presents itself with the help of our See You In... product family. The See You in Lower Austria is a pocket mirror and accessory in the shape of the country. The LAFC serves as a "One–Stop Shop" for the facilitation of film production in Lower Austria and supports the film making with the heritage of nature, culture, architecture and action. Welcome to the next Academy Award. More about LAFC — Lower Austrian Film Comimission

The Grand Piano Table at Scheer Schuhe, Vienna

The Grand Piano Table at Scheer Schuhe, Vienna

Since December 2013 our Animal Farm Furniture is presented in the new showroom of the legendary shoe manufacturer Scheer Schuhe in the heart of Vienna and will be part of his Salon Scheer in the future. Makus Scheer the visionary owner and shoe maker knows about the power of walking and the power of making by hand Only a maximum 300 pairs of shoes are fashioned annually in his workshop. With the Grand Piano Table a range of HTLT (High Tec–Low Tec) Furniture are exhibited and will attend the upcoming Salons…
More info will follow. Until then we sing: These boot are made for walking …

Walking Chair Gallery — Maria Volokhova

Walking Chair Gallery — Maria Volokhova

We met the russian born designer/artist Maria Volokhova in Germany 2012, when we both were selected at the exhibition 11 years of Young Design in Progress at Talents Messe Frankfurt. We fall immediately in love with her superb ceramic work and now present a selection of her art pieces for the first time in Vienna. YOU HIT TWO RABBITS WITH ONE SHOT — CHINAWARE VERSUS NEW PORCELAIN will be exhibited until 20th December 2013. more

HTLT (High Tec — Low Tec) Chair No 23 goes to museum

HTLT (High Tec — Low Tec) Chair No 23 goes to museum

The Vienna based Hofmobiliendepot — Imperial Furniture Collection/Möbel Museum Wien acquires the High Tec — Low Tec Chair No. 23 by Walking Chair for its permanent collection. Through the last years the museum collects contemporary design objects. So an original Walking Chair is since 2009 also part of its unique collection. Thanks to the curators: Ilsebill Barta, Eva Ottillinger & Markus Laumann. Actually the Hofmobiliendepot shows in the non permanent exhibition section a blue Monte Bello sofa system and our Animal Farm furniture: the Albino Dragon. more

Walking Chair Gallery — Max Borka

Walking Chair Gallery — Max Borka

MAPPING TOOLBOX — MAX BORKA’S NEW TOOL TO HIGHLIGHT THE NEXT GENERATION SOCIAL DESIGN. The Belgian design critic and curator living in Berlin has made it his aim to scan and promote the social forms and contents of the design world across the globe. In the Walking Chair Gallery he is showing his new instrument for the first time, the “mapping toolbox”, which in future will be the key working tool for his curatorial activities. It can be compared to a case, in which a constantly changing selection of tools, patterns and theories are stored. A cahier Form Follows Foco — 100 Snapshots of Guerilla Survival Props is published for the exhibition with a topical text on his theories. more
Exhibition Duration:  29.09.—22.11.2013

H2O ho! – A POURER FOR VÖSLAUER MINERAL WATER

H2O ho! – A POURER FOR VÖSLAUER MINERAL WATER

A new tool to serve mineral water from the PET plastic bottles. The invention is designed for Vöslauer in two brand colours purple and turqoise and fits all bottles. We recommend the purer for the new little fat 1L bottle. This bottle and our new product are already shown in Werkbundarchiv — Museum der Dinge in Berlin, in the MAK Shop Vienna and available on our Web shop Walking-Things.com. Happy Summer!

62 CENT STAMP NOMINATED FOR THE FINAL SELECTION OF THE ÖSTERREICHISCHE POST AG COMPETITION

62 CENT STAMP NOMINATED FOR THE FINAL SELECTION OF THE ÖSTERREICHISCHE POST AG COMPETITION

bist/du/klein/dann/bist/du/groß (If you are small — you are great): seven litte words based on one syllables describes our Vision for Austria. The 25 glyphes of the stamp are set in the Walking Chair-Copy typeface in a signal red. We intend to give power to our wonderful, little country in Europe. Mid of October the winner will be selected ...

THE FEDERAL MINISTRY OF HEALTH — BUNDESMINISTERIUM FÜR GESUNDHEIT WHO, CONFERENCE WITH YOU MAY B. AND HTLT FURNITURE

THE FEDERAL MINISTRY OF HEALTH — BUNDESMINISTERIUM FÜR GESUNDHEIT WHO, CONFERENCE WITH YOU MAY B. AND HTLT FURNITURE

The Federal Ministry of Health invites Walking Chair to present YOU MAX B. and High Tec — Low Tec Furniture on the occasion of WHO European Ministerial Conference on Nurition and Noncommunicable Diseases in the Contex of Health 2020, HOFBURG, Vienna

MOBILER RADSTÄNDER WINS 2ND PRIZE ON CYCLING AFFAIRS AWARD BY +DEPARTURE+

MOBILER RADSTÄNDER WINS 2ND PRIZE ON CYCLING AFFAIRS AWARD BY +DEPARTURE+

The mobile pillar for bicycles offers an new possibility to fix your bikes in the public space. We all love our bikes and we do not want them to be stolen in the public space. So what did we do? It is a massive ball with a ring to fix your bicycles and your things. The stand is movable only by a heavy equipment, so we believe that noone will steal the pillar with your bike... Let us sing: Ich fahre, fahre, fahre mit dem Fahrrad — Ich fahre, fahre, fahre mit meinem besten Freund...