OSCAR -a red dot design award winner
OSCAR, an exquisite bracelet from Atelier Allure
by Thomas Hauser (our interview back from February here
) has been crowned one of the winners in the category ‘Watches and Jewellery’.The unique feature of OSCAR is the fit, the comfort and the functionality of its mechanical aspects, perfectly integrated into a sensual, dynamic design language. Oscar is a real functional beauty statement with an award to prove it! A celebratory ceremony will take place on the 4th July in Essener’s Opernhaus.
A month full of design
Graz’s recent UNESCO promotion to a Design City
is already proving rightful as the third edition of Design Month
is to unveil at the beginning of this summer in may. The aim is to create a comprehensive picture of the creative economy and its influence on design and so Creative Industries Styria is inviting designers and artists of all spheres to participate in this event by presenting their products.
If you would like to take part in the event, send your project ideas
by the 25th March.Good luck!
Ringstrassen-Galerien Award - Finalists announced
The jury has chosen the finalists for this year’s Designer Awards
under the theme “SPRING FEVER, SUMMER BREEZE”. Here they are:
(GR), Génése Akomi
(HU), Luciano Raimondi
(A), Stefan Teske
The final of this year's Ringstraßen-Galerien-Award will take place in Vienna's Ringstraßen-Galerien shopping complex on April 13th.
European Art Nouveau Jewellery
2011|02|25 - 2011|06|20
An exhibition at the Leopold Museum
is offering a look into exquisite objects of Art Nouveau jewels from the Hessian State Museum in Darmstadt as well as from private collections.Works on display will also include those of the renowned Parisian jewellers, goldsmiths and enamellers René Lalique, Georges Fouquet, as well as creations by André-Fernand Thesmar and Lucien Gaillard.
The Brilliance of an Era
European Art Nouveau Jewellery
1070, Museumsplatz 1
The Fertility Roulette
The evening college for Jewellery and Design at Herbststraße presents its next generation of designers in a special exhibition entitled Fertility Roulette
. 18 students were working on their exhilarating project in a collaboration with their teachers.
Everyone is welcome to be enchanted.
Höhere Lehranstalt für Mode und Bekleidungstechnik
& künstlerische Gestaltung
1160, Herbststraße 104
ITS#TEN Fashion Competition
ITS (International Talent Support)
is a platform for fresh talent that is known for creating projects involving big brands and young creative minds. Their renowned fashion competition will be taking place in July. Aspiring designers need to send in their entries by March the 25th. About 10-15 finalists will be selected to come to Trieste, Italy on 15-16 July 2011 for a collective fashion show and prize ceremony.
The Women's Rights Demonstration
2011 marks the date of the 100th year anniversary of the women’s rights demonstration that took place in 1911 in Vienna. To commemorate this event, a so called Guerilla Knitting Action will be organised by KnitHerStory
- women will knit and dress
the streets on the route of the original demonstration. A big open-air Women’s Rights Breakfast will be held at around 10am
The main demonstration
will follow at 1.45pm at Schwarzenbergplatz.
Vienna 1900: Style and Identity
2011|02|24 - 2011|06|27
The Neue Galerie NY
hosts an exhibition entitled Vienna 1900: Style and Identity. The show consists of works by artists Gustav Klimt, Oskar Kokoschka, and Egon Schiele as well as furniture by architects Otto Wagner and Adolf Loos. It aims to reveal a common thread running through the fine and decorative arts in turn-of-the-century Vienna: the redefinition of individual identity in the modern age. The Neue Galerie New York is a museum devoted to early twentieth-century German and Austrian art and design.
Museum for German and Austrian Art
1048 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028
UNRAVEL.Knitwear in Fashion
2011|03|16 - 2011|08|14
the fashion museum in Antwerp presents the exhibition UNRAVEL.Knitwear in fashion. With a wide variety of exquisite knitted garments and accessories from across the last centuries, focusing on high fashion pieces and their interpretations. Among the items are pieces by Vivienne Westwood, Sonia Rykiel, Missoni, Chanel as well as more avant-garde and cutting edge pieces by established designers and newcomers on the international fashion scene like Sandra Backlund, Maison Martin Margiela and Mark Fast.
Fashion Museum Province of Antwerp – MoMu
Mühlbauer Fashion Show
The renowned Viennese milliner Mühlbauer
will showcase the new collection for Spring Summer 11 with a fashion show at their branch on Seilergasse 5. After the show visitors are welcome to enjoy a late night shopping until 11pm.
Vienna Awards - The Gala
The Vienna Fashion Awards
will be held tonight at a gala at the MuseumsQuartier. Don’t forget to follow the live streaming on Facebook
and follow #viennaawards on Twitter. Good luck to all the nominees
Do machines have dreams?
Starting from tomorrow, the new RoboLab at the Ars Electronica Center presents sensational insights into technical and cultural developments with two spectacular exhibitions showcasing contributions in art, design and science, and sketches the current and future co-existence and interaction of humans and machines. We recommend the “Fluid Dress” by Charlie Bucket ( US ), a futuristic designer garment that enables its wearer to spontaneously display brief messages or express moods.
Robotinity & What Machines Dream Of
Ars Electronica Center
2011|03|11 - 13
The Blickfang design fair
offers a huge selection of innovative and young design products- from furniture, jewelry to fashion and accessories, where about 200 designers from Germany and the rest of Europe will be showcasing their latest collections. Austrian based labels have always been an integral part of the Stuttgart fair in previous years, some of which will take part at this year’s highlight: ALILA
, art point
, INA KENT WIEN
, LILA PIX
Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Liederhalle
Berliner Platz 1-3
I Love Vienna
The city magazine Wien live organizes for the third time a special auction
for the cause of Doctors Without Borders
. Visual artists and designers have been invited to interpret the popular "I love Vienna" shirts. Each artist had his or her interpretation, from the printing and writing messages to a complete make-over in almost every form of expression. Among the participating artists are Stefan Sagmeister, Christian Eisenberger, Zenita Komad, Thang de Hoo, Lena Hoschek, Thomas Kirchgrabner, Kayiko and many more. The one-of-a-kind pieces are exhibited from March 7th - 18th at the Volksbank Vienna branch (Operngasse 8).
International Women's Day
International Women's Day
is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.
The international women's day celebrates its 100th anniversary and Vienna honours it with several events and happenings: The MAK
invites you today for special tours: designer Julia Landsiedl will guide through the exhibition "Das Große Wiener Kaffeehaus-Experiment. Phase I" at the MAK DESIGN SPACE (6pm), and the artist Eva Schlegel through her exhibition "In Between" (7pm). The entrance for women is free!
On the other side of the city, the Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art shows the results of a multifaceted research project of the known KREISKY ARCHIVES. The focus is on the inconsistent history of the women’s movement from 1911. Find out more about the exhibition here
The MQ also joins to this celebration of women and gives special offers and tariffs in the museums. For the full list visit this link
Mode statt Hode
An innovative fashion performance staged by the Viennese art group Gelitin
in association with the fashion students of the University of Applied Arts
in Vienna will be taking place at Galerie Mayer Kainer
. The work of the students will be set to an artistic backdrop and transformed into an unconventional experience under the direction of Bernhard Willhelm.
Galerie Meyer Kainer
1010, Eschenbachgasse 9
Art & Fashion in Wolfsburg
2011|03|05 - 2011|08|07
The exhibition explores the relation between art and fashion. Since the sixties art and fashion share the same avant-garde feeling. From then on fashion no longer expresses power, money and social class, but rather it is a form to express art and culture. Fashion and Art became in the same way conceptual. The exhibition will show fashion and objects by Walter van Beirendonck, Louise Bourgeois, Hussein Chalayan, Comme des Garçons, Salvador Dali, Martin Margiela, Francesco Vezzoli, Viktor&Rolf and many others.
Meyota @ Combinat
Meyota invites you to a special sale event at Combinat
, where you can meet the designer behind the brand, enjoy a glass of sparkling wine and have a first pick of the new bags collection.
2 - 6 pm
Adidas Pop Up
2011|03|04 - 05
The adidas Originals Store Pop Up 2011 series continues under the motto: 3 Stripes - 3 Designers - 3 Cities. Selected items of the adidas Originals by Originals Collection will be shown together with The 6th Floor in Vienna. The Originals by Originals by Jeremy Scott, Kazuki and David Beckham in a collaboration with James Bond represent new individual interpretations on clothing and shoes.
noon - 8pm
Hotel Le Méridien
1010, Opernring 13
Paris Fashion Week
2011|03|01 - 09
Probably the biggest highlight of fashion events, Paris Fashion Week, is starting today. The following Austrian fashion and accessories designers will showcase their collections:
Anna Aichinger, Anelia Peschev, Brandmair, Callisti, Eva Blut, FLorian Jewelry, Hartmann Nordenholz, Meshit, Mühlbauer, Petar Petrov, rosa mosa, Rose Beck, Superated, Sonja Bischur and Wubet
The following designers are not working directly in Austria, but are somehow related in their past, and therefore we are happy to include them in our list:
Barbara Rihl, Bless, +Beryll, Marios Schwab, Pelican Avenue and Peter Pilotto
We will keep the list updated.
For detailed infos about dates and locations please check the following links and get directly in contact with them to make your appointments: