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Series of Tolerance

Steiermärkische Sparkasse | Landhausgasse, 8010 Graz
Monday, May 7 to Friday, May 25 2018

Exhibition opening: May 7, 2018 | 18.00 May 8 – 25, 2018 Opening hours: Mon to Fri | 8.00 – 18.00 Steiermaerkische Sparkasse | Foyer | Am Sparkassenplatz 4, 8010 Graz The exhibition “Series of Tolerance” shows the results of a project implemented by Ortweinschule Graz. The project was organized by Robert Eisenberger of the…

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Exhibition opening: May 7, 2018 | 18.00
May 8 – 25, 2018
Opening hours: Mon to Fri | 8.00 – 18.00
Steiermaerkische Sparkasse | Foyer | Am Sparkassenplatz 4, 8010 Graz

The exhibition “Series of Tolerance” shows the results of a project implemented by Ortweinschule Graz.

The project was organized by Robert Eisenberger of the Graz-based interior design studio INSIDE, and teachers of Ortweinschule. The interior design studio sponsored 13 copies of the design classic “Chair model 3107” by Fritz Hansen for the 3rd year of the division interior design, space and object design.

The chair served as a basic body but apart from that there were no limits in terms of design, shape and surface. The given topic is freely and associatively related to this year’s focus of Designmonat, tolerance. The resulting pieces are characterized by inventiveness and originality and show the students’ sensitive approach to the topic.

After the exhibition, the chairs will be presented at INSIDE Einrichtungen and can be purchased. The net proceeds will be donated to a charity project.

The idea originated in the course of the 60th anniversary of Danish designer Arne Jacobsen, whose most famous piece, besides “Egg ™”, “Drop ™” and “Swan™” , is the chair “Series 7”.

As part of this, INSIDE Einrichtungen displays a limited edition of the classics, which this year are presented in a unique design to honor Arne Jacobsen: a combination of natural, undyed leather with all its grains and folds reflecting natural life, and classy gilded chair frames – perfect pieces for collectors and lovers of Danish design!

www.inside-wohnen.at

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Wuhan meets Graz

Joanneumsviertel | Kalchberggasse, 8010 Graz
Friday, May 4 to Thursday, May 31 2018

May 5 to 31, 2018 Mon – Sun | 10.00 – 17.00 Wed: 10.00 – 20.00 Auditorium of Joanneumsviertel, 8010 Graz Since autumn 2017, Wuhan has been the fourth Chinese city to be part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. But unlike Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, Wuhan is far less known in our countries. The…

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May 5 to 31, 2018
Mon – Sun | 10.00 – 17.00
Wed: 10.00 – 20.00
Auditorium of Joanneumsviertel, 8010 Graz

Since autumn 2017, Wuhan has been the fourth Chinese city to be part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. But unlike Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, Wuhan is far less known in our countries. The 10-million metropolis not only has more inhabitants than the whole of Austria, but is also a leader in engineering design and urban planning: for example, half of all long-span bridges worldwide were designed by designers from Wuhan. In general, Wuhan’s architecture is captivating and the cityscape is characterized by modern skyscrapers. An exhibition at Joanneumsviertel will provide an insight into Wuhan’s latest work in various design areas.

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World Wide Things Collection

Joanneumsviertel | Kalchberggasse, 8010 Graz
Saturday, May 5 to Thursday, May 31 2018

Design from the cities of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network is going on a world tour, not only transporting beautiful objects: it also includes ideas and the individual “spirit” of the respective cities.

May 5 to 31, 2018
Opening hours:
Mon to Sun: 10.00 – 17.00
Wed: 10.00 – 20.00
Auditorium at Joanneumsviertel, 8010 Graz

The Loop is on Fire!

The network of the UNESCO Cities of Design has been growing fast: by now 31 cities on all five continents have been awarded the prestigious designation. In order to accelerate the exchange between the cities, two of the most active Cities of Design – Graz and Montréal – have mutually developed a format that can be used to display products and does reflect the individuality of each city. Now, in the course of Designmonat Graz, there is the official launch of the project entitled World Wide Things. The first of these worldwide “things” from Graz and Montréal will be shown at the Auditorium of Joanneusmviertel in an extraordinary way: like a “Hot Wheels Highway” – or a Maerklin train rack – the products compete in a race on a course especially developed for WWT. And just like when playing with toy highway and train facilities, it is possible to design different courses and every highway looks different – just like every city, in which the World Wide Things will be subsequently shown, decides to design it.

Not only the “layout” of the courses change, but also the objects themselves are different. Still, they all have something in common: they must show an authentic and unique design language and need to be created or produced in one of the Cities of Design. Hence, classic “souvenirs”, that we all are familiar with, can stay at home – they are banned from travelling abroad! Anything that wants to go on a journey around the world must prove its independence and character, just like all of the about 40 World Wide Things that were selected strictly according to these criteria.

Still, the concept goes a step further: in a later project phase, all products will also be shown on the homepage of the Design Cities (www.designcities.net), of course with links to manufacturers and suppliers, and in the third stage of the design Hyperloop there will be a marketplace for designers, producers and retailers – in fact, in real life! A place to network, to interchange and above all to buy! After all, it is also the task of the UNESCO Network of Creative Cities to create economic added value and promote sales of the products.

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EUROPAN 14 – Productive Cities

Haus der Architektur | Mariahilferstraße 2, 8020 Graz
Wednesday, May 2 to Friday, June 1 2018

The exhibition at Haus der Architektur shows projects that have emerged as part of the largest competition for innovative urbanism and architecture for young architects and urban planners.

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Opening of the exhibition: May 2, 2018 | 19.00 h
Duration: until June 1, 2018
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday | 10.00 – 18.00
Haus der Architektur Graz | Mariahilferstrasse 2, 8020 Graz

The importance of manufacturing work for the current discourse of urban development and architecture is the focus of the 14th issue of EUROPAN, Europe’s largest competition for innovative urbanism and architecture for young architects and urban planners.
After decades of pushing the industry away from the future vision of our cities, “The Productive City” demands its return as an elementary program of a sustainably mixed urban culture. The scope of this integration ranges from new forms of “intersection” of living and working to mixed industrial districts, whose urban added value results from an innovative culture of synergies between infrastructures, energy cycles, open spaces and applications.

Keynote speeches by EUROPAN 14 jury member Dieter Laepple (cultural and urban researcher, Hamburg) and Claudia Nutz (Management Consultant, former Board of Seestadt Aspern + Liegenschaftsentwicklung ÖBB, Vienna), major city architect from Brussels, give an introduction into the discourse of the productive city. In the course of a podium discussion – “Quartett zur produktive Stadt (“Quartet on the productive city”) – the two experts as well as Bernhard Inninger (Head of the city planning office in Graz) and host Aglaée Degros (head of the Institute of Urban Design, Graz University of Technology) discuss about the current trend of production in the city.

The exhibition EUROPAN 14 – Productive Cities displays all pre-selected and awarded projects of the three Austrian locations Linz, Vienna and Graz. With the area along the Kaerntnerstraße, a suburban transit zone that leads to the city center, the city of Graz has brought in an area of great urban significance.

Supported by: Bundeskanzleramt Oesterreich, Das Land Steiermark

E14 location partners: ÖBB Immobilien, Stadt Linz, Stadt Graz, Stadt Wien-MA21, Standpunkt
Liesing, Wirtschaftskammer Wien, Erste Group Immorent

www.hda-graz.at
www.europan.at

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The good life at Klammerth

Saturday, May 5 to Saturday, June 2 2018

Klammerth present collections of manufactory Fuerstenberg.

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© Klammerth

May 5 to June 2, 2018
Klammerth | Herrengasse 7-9, 8010 Graz

The good life

Klammerth, the specialty shop for tableware and kitchen supplies, is so much more than a shop for plates, pots and cups. The store actually focuses on fine dining, which is about personality and a positive attitude to life. Therefore, the store provides selected brands and unusual accessories: for example, they also present collections of the porcelain manufactory Fuerstenberg. Within Designmonat Graz, Klammert focuses on the collection “The good life”. The collection was designed by the two designer brothers Christian and Michael Sieger; each piece is handmade and consists of the finest porcelain, partially gold plated.

www.klammerth.at

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Smart Urban Relaxing

Joanneumsviertel | Kalchberggasse, 8010 Graz
Saturday, May 5 to Sunday, June 3 2018

The results of a design competition organised by Creative Industries Styria and Holzcluster Steiermark invite visitors to Graz to sit and relax in May.

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Johannes Scherr, Peter Rosenkranz, Wolfgang Rosenkranz, Reinhold Tinchon, Silverius Griessner, Bernhard Viereck, Reinhard Probst, Armin Ibounigg, Johannes Messner, Andrea Vattovani, Johann Lampl, Maida Coric and Alfred Bramberger (from left to right) © Philipp Podesser

May 5 to June 3, 2018
Around Joanneumsviertel

Lounge furniture for the city

How should objects look like to literally “occupy” urban space? What do seating objects need to guarantee maximum coziness with a high quality of stay? In the form of a mutual competition, Creative Industries Styria and Steirischer Holzcluster invited designers and architects to submit their ideas for the “urban lounge furniture” of the future. The basic requirement was that they needed to use the material wood. The five best designs were selected and implemented by Styrian carpentries.

As part of Designmonat Graz, five prototypes that were implemented both by designers and carpenters, are installed as temporary seating objects in different locations of Graz, inviting locals and tourists to extensively try out and enjoy the seating furniture.

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“Gewuerfelt (Diced)”: The modular concept by architect Alfred Bramberger, implemented by carpenter Johann Lampl, is based on the shape of a cube.

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“Kettenreaktion (Chain Reaction)” by Reinhold Tinchon and Silverius Griessner: The individual kinked objects can be interlinked to form random shapes.

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Wave of relaxation: The object “Urbansailor” by Johannes Scherr and Wolfgang Rosenkranz imitates the shape of a boat.

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Simple elegance: The prototype by the Graz-based architect Andrea Vattovani takes on bindes at icons of furniture design.

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„Wolkenteppich (Cloud carpet)“ for the city: a coproduction of the architects Marleen and Bernhard Viereck with furniture manufacturer Johannes Messner.

 

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“nest in space” from designer Philipp Raunigg.

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Customized Fences by H+S Zauntechnik

Saturday, May 5 to Sunday, June 3 2018

In cooperation with Creative Industries Styria, the Styrian company Zaunbauer H + S Zauntechnik invited local designers and architects to an ideas competition on innovative and interesting fence design.

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© Prototype by Thomas Feichtner Studio

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Joanneumsviertel | former main entrance Neutorgasse, 8010 Graz

In cooperation with Creative Industries Styria, the Styrian company Zaunbauer H + S Zauntechnik invited local designers and architects to an ideas competition on innovative and interesting fence design. The extraordinary results of this “Design to Business” project will be presented in the course of Designmonat Graz.

It is a fact that fences work. Above everything there is the limiting and protecting function of fences, which is also more important than aesthetics. Form follows function – thus, ensembles of lattices, meshes and slats dominate our environment. Fences are sort of the last white spot on the creative map. Nowadays, the architecture of fencing is rather plain and unspectacular.

In cooperation with Creative Industries Styria, the fence construction specialist based in Raaba-Grambach invited local designers and architects to develop new approaches in terms of designing fences. The fence builder’s motives for the design offensive are clear: Due to the positioning within the field of design, the company wants to differentiate in the market and thus have competitive advantages and enjoy increasing popularity.

Exceptional looks and yet a visual protection function – a combination that for example manifests itself in the designs of the Graz-based architect Ernst Giselbrecht. The starting point of his considerations was the concept of a stone wall, as we know it from Mediterranean countries.

The design of the product designer Thomas Feichtner definitely shows dynamic power. Two different metal patterns, offset to each other, are attached to a frame.

The design of the Graz-based design duo Zweithaler is spectacular, too. With their approach, Benjamin and Markus Pernthaler provide a holistic and also future-orientated concept that is based on a modular and individually configurable system.

Based on the different designs, the company wants to develop a program for designing fences, including sales activities and a website.

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Prototype by Ernst Giselbrecht + Partner

www.hs-zaun.at

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Rope

Joanneumsviertel | Kalchberggasse, 8010 Graz
Saturday, May 5 to Sunday, June 3 2018

The installation “Rope”, consisting of three giant ropes, invites to shape the immediate environment.

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May 5 to June 3, 2018
Joanneumsviertel, 8010 Graz

For the second time, Universalmuseum Joanneum cooperates with Designmonat Graz and provides space for oversized ropes, which people can freely shape in the courtyard of Joanneumsviertel. Rope.

Ropes are quick helpers, whether short or long, thick or thin, made of hemp, sisal or plastic. Yet, what happens when a rope suddenly becomes so disproportionally large that it almost completely loses its previously known properties and acquires a completely new quality? And what if it is then also placed in an unexpected spatial context?

The installation “Rope” invites you to co-design the immediate environment. Its inventor, Belgian artist Ief Spincemaille, refers to it as an open-design instrument. The added message of Rope is clear and unmistakable: “Do something with me!” There are loads of possibilities: a total of three ropes with a length of 12 meters each were bought for the courtyard of Joanneumsviertel. Thus, the Graz edition of Rope is a little bit smaller than the original one, which is 65 meters long, 30 cm thick and weighs 196 kg. The enormous rope was made in Leuven (Belgium) prison, where it was knotted by five inmates using a braiding machine developed by Spincemaille. The users within Designmonat Graz enjoy more freedom – actually creative freedom: Rope invites you to interact, communicate and create, to relax, design and try things out.

www.iefspincemaille.com

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Small island, great ideas

Murinsel | Lendkai 19, 8020 Graz
Saturday, May 5 to Sunday, June 3 2018

The designers Diane Parenteau and Arto Dokouzian present their collection of Tyvek, a special fleece material.

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May 5 to June 3, 2018
Murinsel

Small island, great ideas

Externally and internally, the Murinsel impresses with its design. The shop of the Graz landmark offers small series of Graz-based designers – from original gifts to accessories and home design. In the course of Designmonat Graz, the product range is being expanded by products from the UNESCO City-of-Design partner Montréal, actually by ultra-light and durable backpacks, bags and notebook covers of the label COUPLE d’IDÉES. The designers Diane Parenteau and Arto Dokouzian present their collection of Tyvek, a special fleece material.

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SELECTED

Joanneumsviertel | Kalchberggasse, 8010 Graz
Friday, May 4 to Sunday, June 3 2018 | 19.30 - 17.00

SELECTED 2018 – OUT OF THE FRAME presents contemporary international interior and product design at Neue Galerie Graz. The design exhibition is implemented into the present show showing a variety of portraits of more than two centuries.

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Exhibition opening: May 4, 2018 | 19.30
Duration: May 5 to June 3, 2018

Opening hours:

Tue to Sun | 10.00 – 17.00
Wed | 10.00 – 20.00 (May 23: 10.00 – 17.00)
May 9, 16 and 30: Tour with the curator at 18.00

Neue Galerie Graz | Joanneumsviertel, 8010 Graz
Entry: 9.5 Euro
Free entry for CIS-full and premium members (with member-card)

 

SELECTED 2018 – OUT OF THE FRAME presents contemporary international interior and product design at Neue Galerie Graz. The design exhibition is implemented into the present show showing a variety of portraits of more than two centuries.

„It is a great pleasure to design an exhibition within an exhibition and thus create a temporary symbiosis“, states curator Alexa Holzer. „Out of the Frame“ is a short term resident at Neue Galerie Graz. Staging a new selection of present furniture and product design during the design festival Designmonat Graz the show opens up a dialogue between art and design. 80 pieces of interior and product design will face portraits of 200 years in this special set-up.

SELECTED 2018 assembles yet again designers from seventeen nations worldwide showing independent works and such commissioned for renowned design labels. Apart from unusual creations manufactured of wood and ceramics the visitor encounters objects made of glas fibre and organic materials. Introducing amorphous forms, decomposing geometric structures and raw and simple shapes, the show focuses on current innovative pieces of the design industry.

Alexa Holzer on the creative concept of SELECTED: „Design showcases change and the evolution of societies. Design is usability translated into form, shaping the stylistics of its time. An object turns unique through the mindful combination of material, colour, form and function.“

Hence the chosen works are no more than two years old. They have already been introduced to the market, being internationally awarded product studies, prototypes and innovative concepts.
SELECTED 2018 is the largest exhibition of contemporary interior and product design in Austria supported by Creative Industries Styria and commissioned for the design festival Designmonat in Graz, Austria.

www.selected-design.com

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Shaping Human Cities

Friday, May 4 to Sunday, June 24 2018

The exhibition Shaping Human Cities was designed by students of the Master‘s programme Exhibition Design at the University of Applied Sciences, FH JOANNEUM and from 5 May to 24 June 2018 urban experiments are presented, which took place within the framework of the Human Cities Project in these cities.

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Exhibition opening
May 4, 2018 | 17.00
Duration: until June 24, 2018
Opening hours: Wed to Mon | 10.00 – 17.00
GrazMuseum | Sackstraße 18, 8010 Graz


Urban experiments from eleven European cities con- ceptualized and realized by designers, initiatives, activists, students and residents are open for discus- sion. In an interactive exhibition the possibilities
and challenges of ge ing involved are to be discovered.

Why do we feel comfortable or uncomfortable in a city? What makes it livable?
Do we have the freedom to shape our city?
What makes a city our city?

Human Cities_Challenging the City Scale is a European research project with partners from eleven European cities (Belgrade, Bilbao, Brussels, Cieszyn, Graz, Helsinki, Ljubljana, London, Milan, Saint-Étienne, Tallinn). The Human Citizens face these questions collaboratively and meet to develop ideas and solutions
for a be er quality of life in urban areas.

The exhibition SHAPING HUMAN CITIES was designed by students of the Master‘s programme Exhibition Design at the University of Applied Sciences,
FH JOANNEUM. From May 5 to June 24, 2018 urban experiments are presented, which took place within the framework of the Human Cities Project in these cities. Interactive stations where the experiments can be experienced in a playful way are installed in the GrazMuseum.

One of them is LET’S TAKE ACTION! It gives tips on how to become active in your own urban environment and thereby improve the urban space.

WANNA PLAY? Consists of eleven miniature golf courses that invite you to play. Each lane is assigned to one Human City and one of their experiments. The courses incorporate the spatial and creative circumstances of the experiments and pose a challenge for the players.

WANNA TASTE? Invites up to 20 guests on four sundays to taste the Human Cities projects in eleven courses.
Dates:
May 6 | May 27 | June 10 | June 24 | 11.30 – 14.00
The event is free of charge, but a binding registration in advance is required: wannataste@gmx.at

WANNA TRAVEL? conquers the city center of Graz with eleven intriguing installations.

In addition, an app with an interactive, digital catalogue is available for download. Here, photos, videos, comments, etc. can be uploaded and commented upon.

www.fh-joanneum.at
www.grazmuseum.at