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NYC Meets Vienna Design

On 17 April, the Austrian Cultural Forum New York opened The Vienna Model, celebrating the architectural tradition of Red Vienna, creating public housing for the Viennese between 1925 and 1934. The socialist government began funding the construction of Gemeindebauten: small, affordable living spaces, within an integrated infrastructure. Also in New York, Koloman Moser: Designing Modern […]

Edelstoff_03 Design Market

One hundred designers and artists from Austria and abroad are expected to exhibit at the Design Market Edelstoff 6-7 April in the Anker Expedithalle. Described by founders Sabine Hofstätter and Simone Aichholzer as the first of its kind, the international trade fair will include clothing fashion, jewelry, accessories, furniture and art, as a display and […]

Poleschinski Invites Into a Pop-up Living Room

Poleschinski Invites Into a Pop-up Living Room

Combine chilling with shopping, when Austrian designer Eva Poleschinski opens her showroom to the public as a Pop-up Living Room for two days beginning 28 Sept. Couch corners and lively music will make this a stress-free find for any bargain hunter. The elaborate [ep-anouí] collection presents chic casual wear and fairytale-like evening gowns at 40% off. […]

Urbanauts: The Real Boutique Hotel

In the strict sense of the word, a boutique is one of a kind. It attracts customers from afar with unique designs and local expertise. Yet, few have taken the term “boutique hotel” quite as literally as Theresia Kohlmayr, Jonathan Lutter and Christian Knapp. The three architects are turning small shops into beautifully designed guest […]

‘Stammtisch’ on the Sidewalk

Street furniture can transform a neighbourhood – for better or worse. The so-called “Enzis” – the multi-coloured, asymmetrical blocks scattered around the MuseumsQuartier courtyard – attract scores of people every day, while their iconic design has come to exemplify an upbeat, progressive Vienna. What an opportunity, then, to re-furnish the streets of my native 4th […]

Lucie Porges

The little Festsaal of the Jewish Museum on the Dorotheegasse was packed to overflowing on a night in June 2007. For the 80th birthday retrospective of the charmed life of fashion designer Lucie Porges and her cartoonist husband Paul-Peter, with podium interviews, reminiscences, an exhibit and slide show selected works from their major retrospective, Style […]

Basic Instinct

Hungarian architect and designer Barna D. Kovacs sees the world in emergent multiforms and composite geometrical structures. Completing a master’s degree at Vienna’s University of Applied Arts, he has recently co-founded a company, Barna Architects, in Budapest. 2007 he was the recipient of a scholarship to Istanbul’s Marmara University, where he focused his research on […]

Ambassador of Design

Ambassador of Design

By the time Dr. Armin Mohsen Daneshgar was finished with restoring the basement of the Iranian embassy’s residence, it was unrecognizable. What had been a dusty deposit of relics of our past had been transformed into sweeping panels of white and saffron orange, elegant wedges of shape and color that divided the space into a […]

The Pursuit of Happiness

One day in the supermarket I met a young man who caught my attention with the way he was dressed – draping, black chiffon pants, sleeveless jacket decorated with vintage accessories, flat white golf shoes and a heavy grey scarf. If Johnny’s phone hadn’t rung at that very moment, I would have never known he […]

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