(Art) Basel diary #1

Design Miami. Monday June 13, 2011
details of a bowl by MISCHER’TRAXLER, one of the three winners of the 2011
W Hotels Designers of the Future Awards
image © WFW

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Commissioned to create a new object or series based upon this year’s designated theme of “Conversation Pieces”, Vienna-based studio MISCHER’TRAXLER (KATHARINA MISCHER and THOMAS TRAXLER) focused on projects that require more than one to be fully functioning.

Collective Works is a machine that produces only when getting attention. The more people around the machine, the more colorful the outcome (a lot of people around the machine = dark blue; 2 people or less=light blue). At the end of the day, the object becomes a three dimensional recording of its “visitors”.

Mark your agenda: 16 June, 17h30-18h30: Designers of the Future, Conversation Pieces. ASIF KHAN, STUDIO JUJU and MISCHER’TRAXLER will discuss their backgrounds, practices and plans for impacting the future through design.

You can see some of my other Design Miami pictures here.



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