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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

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.

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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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Opening: 29th April 2017 | 18.00
Duration: 30th April. to 17th June 2017
Opening hours: Tue to Sat | 13.00 – 19.00 | additionally on Sun, 30th April
Location: designforum Steiermark | Andreas-Hofer-Platz 17, 8010 Graz
Registration for the opening: steiermark[at]designforum.at

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.

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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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Schloss Hollenegg for Design – Morphosis

Schloß Hollenegg für Design, Hollenegg 34, 8530 Holleneggg
Friday 05th May 2017 - Monday, 08. May 2017

20 young designers deal with the topic Morphosis and show their relevant works at Schloss Hollenegg.

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Exhibition
Opening: 6th May 2017 | 18.00
Duration: 5th to 8th May 2017 | everyday 11.00 – 17.00
Location: Schloss Hollenegg for Design, 8530 Hollenegg 1
6th May: Shuttle form Graz (Departure 16.45 | Return: 20.30)
Registration until 4th May: office[at]cis.at

To hold on to change – Design exhibition at Schloss Hollenegg.
20 young designers deal with the topic Morphosis and show their relevant works at Schloss Hollenegg. Morphosis can be defined as the constant process of modification, the change that everything is subject to – from the organisms, inanimate objects, habits to even cultures. The exhibition displays how these modifications take place and how design can have an influence on Morphosis.

Based on this key idea, in the summer of 2016 two designers worked as ‘Designers in Residence’ for one week each at Schloss Hollenegg and let themselves be inspired by the environment and the history of the castle. Further 18 designers were invited in the fall of 2016 to also deal with the issue of Morphosis and to submit works for the exposition.

The main venue for the event will be the ceremonial hall of Schloss Hollenegg, whose history dates back to the 12th century. Founded by Alice Stori Liechtenstein, the project ‘Schloss Hollenegg for Design’ is a cultural association that supports young, aspiring designers.

www.schlosshollenegg.at

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assembly Sales Exhibition

Kunsthaus Graz, Lendkai 1, 8020 Graz
Saturday 06th May 2017 - Sunday, 07. May 2017 / 23.00

At the assembly sales exhibition at Kunsthaus Graz national and international designers present their latest work and collections.

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Opening: 5th May 2017 | Subsequent to the Opening Fashion Show
6th May | 11.00 – 21.00
7th May | 11.00 – 18.00
Location: Foyer and Space 04 | Kunsthaus Graz | Lendkai 1, 8020 Graz

The sales exhibition is set up in the entrance hall and Space 04 of the Kunsthaus Graz for three days in a row. National and international designers present their latest work and collections. A casual get-together marks the opening of the sales exhibition following the Opening Fashion Show.

www.assembly-festival.at

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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
ww.landesbibliothek.steiermark.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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FESCH’MARKT#7

Seifenfabrik, Angergasse 41, 8010 Graz
Friday 12th May 2017 - Sunday, 14. May 2017 / 14:00

Also in 2017 the Fesch’Markt is one of the highlights in Designmonat Graz.

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12. bis 14. Mai 2017
Location: Seifenfabrik | Angergasse 41, 8010 Graz

Opening hours:
Friday | 14.00 – 22.00
Saturday | 11.00 – 20.00
Sunday | 11.00 – 20.00

Ticket price:
Adults 4 Euros | Kids for free
The stamp is valid for all three days
sorry, no dogs inside!

More than 100 new designers present themselves at the 7th FESCH’MARKT at Seifenfabrik and display their latest collections on three days. Apart from fashion, artistic objects can be purchased and young caterers make sure that there will be plenty to eat and drink.
On the urban marketplace there are exclusively independent creative professionals displaying, which guarantees you inventive exhibitors beyond mainstream culture.
FESCH’MARKT takes place from 12th to 14th May the location, as for the last years, is Seifenfabrik at Angergasse 41. The one-time entrance fee is 4 € and the stamp is valid for all three days. For kids the visit is free of charge.

www.feschmarkt.info

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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 29, 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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Unplug & Reload

Wednesday 17th May 2017 - Sunday, 21. May 2017 / 18:00

Look! design and the coordination office City of Design of the City of Graz invite you to let smartphones and laptops rest and instead focus on the topic of design offline.

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Opening-Talk: 17th May 2017 | 18.00
Duration: 17th bis 21st May 2017

Take a break from the digital networks – the Murinsel as an analog haven
Look! design and the coordination office City of Design of the City of Graz invite you to let smartphones and laptops rest and instead focus on the topic of design offline. From 17th May the Murinsel turns into an analog haven of inspiration where visitors can linger and start talking to each other.

In the course of a discussion round on the opening day, from 18:00 h on, economic entrepreneurs and company owners will get the chance to speak about where they get their inspiration. In the following days there are books and magazines on the topic of design and creativity available for visitors. Beanbags and loungers invite you to stay. By means of an installation in the roofed entrance area, look! design presents experiences, ideas and suggestions on how to foster ‘unplug & reload’ in everyday working life.

The visitors are also asked to provide inputs on the topics of inspiration and digital timeout. Those will be collected on an inspiration wall on-site and online under the hashtags #unplugreload and #murinselgraz.

From 17th to 21st May visitors can hence take a digital break at ‘Unplug & Reload’ – and can analogously collect new ideas.

www.look-design.at

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Showroom at Fanny et mari

Fanny et mari, Alberstraße 18, 8010 Graz
Friday 19th May 2017 - Saturday, 20. May 2017 / 10:00

In their Showroom Fanny et mari present new design objects – unusual items with charme await the visitors.

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19th to 20th May 2017 | 10.00 – 20.00
19th May | 17.00: Apéro
Location: Alberstraße 18, 8010 Graz

New design objects by Fanny et mari.
Fanny et mari display their latest design objects at their showroom – the visitors can expect exceptional and charming pieces. Amongst others, there are two extraordinary luminaires made of a trumpet and a letter balance. Apart from the opportunity to buy these unique design objects, interested visitors can take a look in the studio and learn about the work process.

On 19th May, visitors are invited to join an Apéro at 17.00.

The designer Fanny Justich gets mainly inspired when visiting flea markets and when travelling. It is there that she finds objects that she and her husband breathe new life into. The two of them turn old things into individual products for daily use. Every piece is unique and has its very own history.

www.fannyetmari.com

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GEBA: The carpet collection ‘Graz’

Teppichgalerie Geba, Hans-Sachs-Gasse 3, 8010 Graz
Monday 22nd May 2017 / 19:00

Together with the designer Klaus Kempenaars, Harald Geba designed and implemented a collection for carpets – of best Fair Trade quality.

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Opening:
22th May 2017 | 19.00
Duration: 23th May to 3rd June 2017 | Mon to Fri, 10.00 – 18.00 | Saturday | 10.00 – 17.00
Location: Teppichgalerie Geba | Hans-Sachs-Gasse 3, 8010 Graz

‘Design meets Tradition’ is once more the motto of GEBA, the Graz-based carpet gallery
30 years ago Harald Geba opened his carpet showroom in the middle of the old city center of Graz, which is now portrayed in an own carpet collection. Together with New York-based designer Klaus Kempenaars, Harald Geba designed and implemented a collection of rugs – of course of mere fair-trade quality – on the topic ‘Graz’.

Designing the carpets, they did combine architectural elements of buildings such as the Murinsel, Kunsthaus, Messe Halle Graz, Lichtschwert, as well as buildings on the main square and other elements like parts of a chain armor or a traditional costume. Furthermore, they incorporated works of composers related to Graz and elements of the heliocentric system of Johannes Kepler.

The Graz Collection unites timeless design and traditional craftsmanship as well as prime knotting skills. Tibetan highland wool is processed by hand right from the shearing to the knotting in two Nepal-based workshops. Additionally, there are natural materials used, such as Chinses silk or linen.

www.geba.cc

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Exiles on Mainstream

Rhizom, Jakoministraße 16, 8010 Graz
Tuesday 23rd May 2017 / 18:15

The exhibition presents Styrian labels in the field of new and non-assignable music styles.

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23th May 2017 | 18.15
Location: Rhizom im Palais Attems | Sackstraße 17, Hinterhof rechts, 8010 Graz

Exhibition of Styrian labels in terms of new and not to be categorised music.
Parallel to the VN:11 Festival, in cooperation with the arts collective Rhizom, there is the exhibition ‘Exiles on Mainstream – Styrian labels in terms of new and not to be categorized music’. What makes this exhibition special is the fact that the content is successively and collectively developed by all labels. Amongst others, there are labels such as chmafu nocords, GOD records, Rock is Hell records, Interstellar records, epilepticmedia and Numavi Records participating.

The single labels with all their similarities and differences present themselves – not mainstream at all – by portraying their current status through an installation of videos, posters and projections. At Listening Sessions, the labels present extracts of their productions. Furthermore, within the format ‘Statement & Discourse’, people take a critical look at the production and work conditions regarding independent music productions in the city and at the countryside.

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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