DAGOBERT PECHE REVISITED, 1913/2012
VIENNA 1900 INSPIRES
MAK ON DISPLAY
Curator: Marlies Wirth, MAK
Designer Marco Dessí re-interprets the Salon Cabinet by Dagobert Peche (Wiener Werkstätte). An intervention at Wien Mitte – The Mall on occasion of the new installation of the permanent collection VIENNA 1900 – Viennese Arts and Crafts, 1890–1938.
Experimental project, promoted by TIM
and curated by Marco Sammicheli
TOTIM (totem for TIM) is
a WIFI amplifier with a build in speaker and a lighting source.
Installable through a
socket to a wall, or on a vertically adjustable pole the ranges of applications
are many: set at a certain height it can be a lamp or a speaker box wheras its
acoustic performance will increase significantly. Mounted at bedside as a
reading light, or as a user-friendly companion to listen to the radio, favorite
podcast or just to amplify the sound of the movie you are watching.
The conical shape
references the iconographic form of volume or a ray of light. The rounded
corners provide a nice and handy grip for easy portability and a LICHTSPALT
elegantly close the small gap between speaker and outter ring. TOTIM is equipped with a built in battery, which allows
the use of the object independently from electronic sources; lighting and
speaker function can also be operated individually. This highly technological
object invites you to find your personal configuration to fill the house with
music and ambience.
The result is a very simple
and intuitive object that aims at blurring the line between a lamp and a sound
For the Post Otto Wagner exhibition at the the museum for applied arts vienna the studio was invited to rethink the Otto Wagner table he designed in 1902 for „Die Zeit“ office in Vienna.
“With Still Life designer Marco Dessí gives a comprehensive survey of projects that have been realized to date alongside a series of newly developed prototypes that will be presented to the public for the very first time. Dessí defines Still Life as a contemplative snapshot of his works, selected and grouped in light of substantive, emblematic and aesthetic contexts. Exhibition display and individual objects merge into an atmospheric picture that, both in its totality and in detail, offers an unusual and quite personal approach to Dessí’s attitude toward design. The exhibition has been designed with an eye to its location, quoting the room’s architectural elements while evoking an interior-like atmosphere that serves both as a stage and as a set of thematic brackets for the objects presented therein.”
Photography: Klaus Fritsch
The Duralex Picardie glass is a beautiful mass produced industrial product – an icon. By numbering eight of these glasses they became special, an edition of eight: 1/8, 2/8, 3/8 ... The concept was further developed into a decorative feature: the numbers were replaced with engraved dots. The fact that they were hand-engraved elegantly emphasizes the contrast to the industrial product.
Commission: Vacant Galleries
Photography: Klaus Fritsch
Commissioned by Vacant Galleries, a Vienna-based collective who organized pop-up art shows. The bar is assembled out of 13 modules made of thin metal sheets bent to give utmost stability. Inbuilt illumination underlines the construction and adds lightness and atmosphere. The plain industrial appearance of the counter nicely contrastes the historic patinated environment of Etablissment Gschwandner.
Commission: Parallel Vienna
Photography: Matthias Aschauer
The VIP Lounge, previously used as the Austrian posts accountants’ office, was located in the first floor of the building. The historically charged room took us back to our project: the Viennese salon at Art Basel in 2013
The very similar exigencies led us to set the pitch-black furniture,in a new context, where materiality and color would present themselves in deliberately stark contrast: the opulence vs. the radical! The furniture displays its most distinctive features through an unconventional mix of materials such as nappa alongside space mesh, mostly known for its deployment in sports. Surrounded by paintings of Christian Rosa and Franz Graf the furnishing objects engage in a spirited dialogue with the artworks.
Curated by: Marco Sammicheli
Commission: Telecom Italia
Photography: Piera Castaldo