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SELECTED 2017 is a curated exhibition of contemporary interior and product design and one of the highlights in Designmonat Graz. All together 150 design positions by 43 designers mingle among the exhibits in the Museum of Natural History. Design communicates through its language of forms and materiality with nature. The exhibition is curated by Alexa Holzer and designed by Erika Thümmel. Stone, wood, crystals, natural fibre and metal, they all can be found in the design objects.

This year’s selection of designers and works presented in SELECTED, builds a bridge between various approaches and definitions of contemporary design. The exhibition is embedded in the Museum of Natural History at Universalmuseum Joanneum and displays award-winning novelties as well as progressive trials and innovative ideas in the field of interior and product design.

Opening: 28th April 2017 | 20.00
Duration: 29th April to 28th Mai 2017 | Tue – Sun 10.00 – 17.00 | Thur 10.00 – 20.00
Tickets: 9 €
All information about discounted prices and prices for guided tours at Natural History Museum can be found here:
Location: Natural History Museum | Joanneumsviertel, 8010 Graz
Every Thursday at 18.00: Guided tour with the curator
Requests and registration for guided tours:
Joanneumsviertel | visitor centre
+43 316 8017-9100

For Full and Premium Members of CIS the entry is free of charge upon the presentation of their CIS member card.



Alexa Holzer


Alexa Holzer, born in 1977 in Wörgl/Tirol, is curating the exhibition SELECTED since 2012 on behalf of Creative Industries Styria. From 2007 to 2014 Holzer run the well-known design shop “Laden 21” in Graz. She scouts for agencies and works on interior concepts for various international projects.

+43 676 4483821



Erika Thümmel is senior lecturer of the study programmes exhibition design and information design at FH JOANNEUM – University of Applied Studies in Graz. Thümmel is also designer of numerous exhbitions such as carla&paul Shop, Berg der Erinnerungen, Absolutely Free, Wintersportmuseum Mürzzuschlag. She also coordinates conservatory projects and is head of an exhibition design and restoration studio.

+43 316 5453-8617


Katharina Lehmann


Katharina Lehmann studies product design, visual communication and exhibition design in Bolzano, Graz and Berlin. Since 2010 she works in the field of exhibition organisation and public relations for various art projects.

+43 699 106 538 93