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Light 2017

Friday 21st April 2017 - Sunday, 28. May 2017 / 20:00

Eight projects and installations in public space open up new perspectives – beyond the ordinary perception – in terms of lighting. Among others, at Joanneumsviertel, the artistic group Plex Noir created an audiovisual installation that results from the interplay of moving pictures and laser projections.

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21st April to 28th May 2017 | from 20 h
Location: Joanneumsviertel Graz

Different approaches to the topic light in public space
Eight projects and installations in public space open up new perspectives – beyond the ordinary perception – in terms of lighting. Among others, at Joanneumsviertel, the artistic group Plex Noir created an audiovisual installation that results from the interplay of moving pictures and laser projections.

Also the Murinsel is going to shine in the course of Klanglicht: During the Klanglicht weekend, from the Murinsel and downstream to Hauptbruecke, a laser light wave, designed by the visual artists of OchoReSotto, is going to provide an exceptional visual experience of the river Mur.

The design of the installation is created in an interactive way by the observers: they are invited to influence the composition of the dynamic façade installation via their smartphones. Individually or in groups they can dynamically draw, play, dance and compose. It is based on the idea of making the mobile phone technology, that in principle cannot be seen, visible – in an esthetically attractive way.

The opening of ‘Licht 2017’ takes place on 21st April from 20 h – interested people can look at the real-time-study of Plex Noir until 21st May 2017. The other installations and projects are to be found in the entire city center within Designmonat Graz.

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Smart Urban Privacy

Friday 28th April 2017 - Sunday, 28. May 2017

Holzcluster Steiermark in cooperation with Creative Industries Styria invited five Austrian designers as well as five Sytrian carpenters to develop innovative urban furniture for Designmonat Graz together.

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Inner city of Graz
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Smart urban furniture of wood for digital natives and digital immigrants.
The aim of Smart Urban Privacy is to create a private retreat in urban space. CIS and Holzcluster Steiermark invited five Austrian designers to cooperate with five Styrian carpenters or wood manufacturing companies and to develop innovative urban furniture for Designmonat Graz.

The five prototypes that are developed in the course of the project, provide a temporary retreat at lively, public locations. Thus, the users are not completely cut off their environment, as they are still able to perceive the world outside. The main material is wood.

The smart furniture prototypes were created for digital natives, so to say people who were already born into the digital world, and also digital immigrants – those who got to know this world only as adults. Within Designmonat Graz 2017, they offer a retreat in public space at different locations of the inner city of Graz.


Prototypes and locations

“Grazer Hocker” by Thomas Feichtner Studio & Tischlerei Wolfgang Rosenkranz | Lesliehof at Joanneumsviertel, 8010 Graz

– “Mikado” by zweithaler & mtdesign Tischlerei | Landhausgasse/Schmiedgasse, 8010 Graz

Smartes Stadtmöbel aus Holz von Hohensinn Architektur + miniform & Fritz Friedrich GmbH | Schloßbergplatz at Mursteg

– Martin Mostböck & holz.bau forschungs gmbh | tba

– Wolfgang Pichler Design & Spezialtischlerei Der Hobel | tba

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Stories of an Alien

Galerie Gebhart Blazek, Leonhardstraße 12, 8010 Graz
Saturday 29th April 2017 - Saturday, 27. May 2017

In the galery of Gebhart Blazek biographic carpets by the graphic student Valerija Ilucka are showcased.

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Opening: 29th April 2017 | 15.30
Duration: 2nd to 27th May 2017
Location: Galerie Gebhart Blazek – berber.carpets + textiles | Leonhardstraße 12, 8010 Graz

Moving design at your feet
Apart from their function as a historically grown element of design, in many cultures carpets do have a further function: they serve as a medium and even as a historical source, because very often carpets tell stories – and by far not just from the past. One of these modern stories is told by the Valerija Ilcuka’s carpet, in her case it is actually her own story. The graduate of Graphic Design designed and produced this particular biographic carpet in the course of her thesis at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. It reflects her moving, multi-cultural way of life, from her early childhood until today. It can also be seen at the shop of Gebhart Blazek.

www.berber-arts.com

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Superfurniture

Galerie Gebhart Blazek, Leonhardstraße 12, 8010 Graz
Saturday 29th April 2017 - Saturday, 27. May 2017

In Designmonat Graz 2017 the furniture collection Superfurniture by the French-Austrian duo Celia-Hannes will be presented in the showroom of the carpet gallery of Gebhart Blazek – Berber Arts, which is positioned somewhere between art and design.

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Opening: 29th April 2017 | 15.30
Duration: 2nd to 27th May 2017
Location: Galerie Gebhart Blazek – berber.carpets + textiles | Leonhardstraße 12, 8010 Graz


In Designmonat Graz 2017 the furniture collection Superfurniture by the French-Austrian duo Celia-Hannes will be presented in the showroom of the carpet gallery of Gebhart Blazek – Berber Arts, which is positioned somewhere between art and design.

Célia Picard and Hannes Schreckensberger deal with their furniture collection Superfurniture in an experimental manner with current questions about living. With this collection they want to satisfy contemporary living needs and allow new ways of life. The work is based on an investigation of the DIY movement of the 1960s and 1970s in the USA as well as works by the Italian architect and artist Enzo Mari.

www.berber-arts.com
www.celiahannes.net

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The Orange Age

designforum Steiermark, Andreas-Hofer-Platz 17, 8010 Graz
Saturday 29th April 2017 - Saturday, 17. June 2017 / 18:00

The exhibition The Orange Age – media design of the 1970s reviews a dynamic and highly creative era of the 20th century by showcasing selected objects and exhibits.

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30th April. to 17th June 2017
Opening hours: Tue to Sat | 13.00 – 19.00
Location: designforum Steiermark | Andreas-Hofer-Platz 17, 8010 Graz

Guided tours with the curator:
12th May | 16.30
1st June | 17.00
10th June | 13.00

The Orange Age – an exhibition on media design of the 70s reviews a dynamic and highly creative era of the 20th century by showcasing selected objects and exhibits. Audio and TV devices, communication devices and office machines show how close (a lot of things still look familiar) and at the same time far (the analogue mode has disappeared once and for all) this period that was significant for the development of media as well as deign appears. The 1970s are – as the persistent retro trend suggests – as popular as no other decade.
All objects come from the private archive of Heinz M Fischer, who is in possesion of one of the most comprehensive historical media collections in Austria.

The exhibition is a cooperation with the Department of Media & Design of FH Joanneum. While at designforum Steiermark the exhibition deals with the communication tools of the past, speakers give a glimpse into the future of communication and media in the course of FH Joanneum Lecture Days. Presentation areas for the exhibits of ‘The Orange Age’ are provided by the carpentry of Josef Proedl, namely the HUBs, office furniture designed and made by Fantoni in Italy. The exhibition will be displayed in the following months at several locations, inter alia designforum Wien (Vienna) and designforum Vorarlberg.

Eröffnung "The Orange Age" from CIS Community on Vimeo.

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Design Pieces of Neue Wiener Werkstaette

KAPO Fenster und Türen, Münzgrabenstraße 89, 8010 Graz
Tuesday 02nd May 2017 - Friday, 26. May 2017

Neue Wiener Werkstaette showcases products and projects developed in cooperation with the designer Thomas Feichtner.

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2nd to 26th May 2017
Monday to Thursday, 8.00 – 17.00 | Friday, 8.00 – 12.00
Location: KAPO Fenster und Türen | Münzgrabenstraße 89, 8010 Graz

Design Pieces of Neue Wiener Werkstaette: For more than 10 years the Styrian furniture manufacturer ‘Neue Wiener Werkstaette’ (NWW) has collaborated with Austrian designer Thomas Feichtner. As a result, there are several common products and projects which are fabulous examples of the cooperation between a producing company and a creative professional.

One of those products is FX10 Lounge chair. It already received many international awards and was included in the collections of MAK Wien and Hofmobiliendepot Wien. In the course of Designmonat 2017, Neue Wiener Werkstaette shows FX10 in Graz: its sharp-edged design impresses at first sight and only by sitting down, the furniture exposes its high level of comfort. The even surfaces form a closed shape that is sustained by the dynamic tension of a geometrical body that has become a kind of ‘sitting art’.

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www.thomasfeichtner.com

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The most beautiful books of Austria 2016

Monday 08th May 2017 - Friday, 09. June 2017

The 15 most beautiful books of Austria 2016 can be admired in the course of Designmonat Graz at Steiermaerkische Landesbibliothek (Styrian Sate Library)

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Opening: 8th May 2017 | 18.30
Duration: 9th May to 9th June 2017
Location: Steiermärkische Landesbibliothek (Styrian State Library) | Kalchberggasse 2, 8010 Graz
Opening hours: Mon to Fri | 9.00 – 17.00

Skillfully designed, bibliophile, unique: The 15 most beautiful books of Austria 2016 can be admired in the course of Designmonat Graz at Steiermaerkische Landesbibliothek (Styrian Sate Library). For more than 60 years, books that are captivating due to their special artistic, conceptual and manufacturing quality, have been awarded. Out of numerous submissions the jury selected the most beautiful books of Austria that received the award from the main association of the Austrian book trade in cooperation with the Arts Section of the Federal Chancellery. The award winning books as well as all copies of the longlist are now displayed at Steiermaerkische Landesbibliothek, where interested visitors can look at them, touch them and browse them through.

www.schoenstebuecher.at
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When good schools set a precedent

Haus der Architektur, Mariahilferstraße 2, 8020 Graz
Thursday 11th May 2017 - Sunday, 11. June 2017 / 19:00

Haus der Architektur Graz, in cooperation with Gebaeude- und Baumanagement Graz GmbH and Stadtbaudirektion of the City of Graz, invites interested people to take a look at the development process of the projects.

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Opening: 11th May 2017 | 19.00
Duration: 12th May to 11th June 2017
Location: Haus der Architektur Graz | Mariahilferstraße 2, 8020 Graz

Haus der Architektur Graz presents an exhibition on the topic of architecture in the education sector.
Within the past years, numerous buildings for educational institutions have been constructed, rebuilt or supplemented through annexes. The exhibition ‘Wenn gute Schulen Schule machen – Bildungsbau als Zukunftsinvestition (When good schools set a precedent – Buildings for educational institutions as an investment into the future) displays the development of the architectural concepts behind those projects. Simultaneously, they are compared to the developments of the 1960s and 1970s.

Haus der Architektur Graz, in cooperation with Gebaeude- und Baumanagement Graz GmbH and Stadtbaudirektion of the City of Graz, invites interested people to take a look at the development process of the projects.

The expansion of the various buildings for educational institutions within the past years was caused, amongst others, by the increase in population in Graz. Preparing for the building program, the architects were selected via competitions and they created architecture that can stand comparison with any international building.

In the course of the exhibition, which opens on 11th May, there are parallel events and discussions. From 12th May to 11th June interested guests can gain insight into the design processes of the new buildings and converted pieces of architecture at HdA at Mariahilferstrasse 2.

www.hda-graz.at

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‘Grazer Hocker’ by Thomas Feichtner Studio

Friday 12th May 2017 - Wednesday, 31. May 2017

© Miriam Körösi Location: Lesliehof im Joanneumsviertel, 8010 Graz Thomas Feichtner Studio | Tischlerei Wolfgang Rosenkranz Within Designmonat Graz 2017, five Austrian designers were invited by Creative Industries Styria and Holzcluster Steiermark to develop – in cooperation with five Styrian wood building companies – prototypes of smart urban furniture made of the raw material wood.…

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Location: Lesliehof im Joanneumsviertel, 8010 Graz

Thomas Feichtner Studio | Tischlerei Wolfgang Rosenkranz

Within Designmonat Graz 2017, five Austrian designers were invited by Creative Industries Styria and Holzcluster Steiermark to develop – in cooperation with five Styrian wood building companies – prototypes of smart urban furniture made of the raw material wood.

The installation generates space in which you can shortly sit down and retreat, make a break – all by yourself, in twos or perhaps in a threesome. The formal design of the installation is a topic that Thomas Feichtner has already picked up in many projects and that is reinterpreted in terms of this smart piece of urban furniture. Regarding shape, these stools consist of two hexagons that are oppositely displaced – an interplay of surfaces, lines, and edges. An autonomous formal approach of high recognition value.

The “Grazer Hocker” by Thomas Feichtner Studio is available at Tischlerei Wolfgang Rosenkranz (350 Euros).

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Thomas Feichtner is an internationally renowned product designer based in Vienna. His works are positioned between industry and manufacture, between serial product and unique piece. He designed numerous products for international brands such as Swarovski, Adidas or Neue Wiener Werkstaetten and implemented projects in cooperation with companies like Vitra.

www.thomasfeichtner.com

For more than 50 years, the Rosenkranz carpentry from St. Peter ob Judenburg, with a team of 7 employees, commit themselves to the implementation of wooden customer requests. During this time the carpentry has developed from a small company to a trans-regionally operating family business with high skills in the field of interior decoration and the production of exclusive furniture.
www.tischlerei-rosenkranz.at

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Vitrine Intercommunication

Tuesday 16th May 2017 - Sunday, 28. May 2017

To counteract social isolation and foster interaction – this is the aim of the installation ‘Vitrine Intercommunication’ on Jakoministrasse, where the virtual and the real world merge.

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Opening: 16th May 2017 | 18.00 Uhr
Duration: 17th to 28th May 2017
Location: Jakoministraße 14, 8010 Graz

Interacting in public space – on Jakoministrasse.
To counteract social isolation and foster interaction – this is the aim of the installation ‘Vitrine Intercommunication’ on Jakoministrasse, where the virtual and the real world merge. By means of a KinectSensor pedestrians are scanned and become part of the installation, which is projected to the window of a vacant shop.

Thus, the vitrine takes on the function of a display for the virtual space, in which observers finally discover themselves: at first the window is dark and when someone passes by it blinks. If you stop, the colors and projections change and by moving you can have an influence on the installation.

The project is implemented by artist Anahi Meyer of SomeDesigners and is supported by the organization ‘Jakominiviertel’. From 16th to 28th May the installation is active on Jakoministrasse and invites you to interact in public space.

www.jakominiviertel.at

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Mikado by zweithaler

Thursday 18th May 2017 - Wednesday, 31. May 2017

© Miriam Körösi Location: Landhausgasse/Schmiedgasse, 8010 Graz zweithaler | mtdesign Tischlerei Within Designmonat Graz 2017, five Austrian designers were invited by Creative Industries Styria and Holzcluster Steiermark to develop – in cooperation with five Styrian wood building companies – prototypes of smart urban furniture made of the raw material wood. Due to the proportionality and…

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Location: Landhausgasse/Schmiedgasse, 8010 Graz

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Within Designmonat Graz 2017, five Austrian designers were invited by Creative Industries Styria and Holzcluster Steiermark to develop – in cooperation with five Styrian wood building companies – prototypes of smart urban furniture made of the raw material wood.

Due to the proportionality and the sculptural gesture, the object significantly stands out from the urban landscape. The design is based on a constructive principle: the solid wood board is spatially positioned and secured through round bars which are inserted in a non-parallel way. Due to densifying and thinning down the bars, the design determines the relationship between the interior and the exterior space.

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Design by zweithaler
zweithaler is a Graz-based design studio consisting of an industrial designer (Benjamin Pernthaler) and an architect (Markus Pernthaler). Founded in 2016, the company combines experiences in the fields of Design, Product Development and Architecture.
www.zweithaler.at

mtdesign Tischlerei
The mtdesign carpentry is based at Zeltweg Holzinnovationszentrum and with 8 employees contributes to the revival of the region. CEO Markus Tragner is one of the most innovative heads within the carpentry industry and advocates for the enhancements of the location.
www.mtdesign-tischlerei.at

Further prototypes

– ‘Grazer Hocker’ by Thomas Feichtner Studio & Tischlerei Wolfgang Rosenkranz | Lesliehof Joanneumsviertel, 8010 Graz

– Smart urban furniture by Hohensinn Architektur + miniform & Fritz Friedrich GmbH | Schloßbergplatz at Mursteg

– Martin Mostböck & holz.bau forschungs gmbh | Dreifaltigkeitskirche at Schloßbergplatz

– Wolfgang Pichler Design & Spezialtischlerei Der Hobel | Schloßbergplatz at Schloßbergstiege

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Some Designers’ Open Atelier

Some Designers’ Atelier, Griesgasse 4, 8020 Graz
Thursday 25th May 2017 - Saturday, 27. May 2017

From 25th to 27th May interested visitors have the opportunity to visit the atelier ‘Some Place’ at Griesgasse 40 in order to learn more about interactive art – and become part of it.

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25th to 27th May 2017 | Thur and Fri 16.00 – 20.00 | Sat 16.00 – 21.00
Location: Some Place | Griesgasse 40, 8020 Graz


Interaction Art – how do humans interact with technology? Keynote speeches, workshops, and concerts with Some Designers.

Some Designers is an association for media art, which, in the course of Designmonat Graz, open up their studio for three days to provide visitors an insight into this artistic form. The association aims at developing the public spaces of Styria with interactive art and at providing more life and interaction to the fields of art and installation.

After some short keynote speeches on the topic, they present interactive installations. Some Designers explain how the interaction works with the objects on display. The audience is invited to interact with the different items and installations and discuss future developments with the designers. The agenda also includes workshops for Smart (Interactive) Posters and a closing concert.

On 25th and 26th May, interested visitors have the opportunity to see the atelier ‘Some Place’ of Some Designers from 16:00 to 20:00 at Griesgasse 40, in order to learn more about interactive art and even to become part of it. Finally, on 27th May, the atelier will be open from 16.00 to 21.00 and then there will be a concert featuring electronical music.

www.somedesigners.com