D-I-Y objects : MAK Vienna

“Nomadic ironing board”, “Nomadic coach table” and “DIY service wagon” are three objects that we have designed and realized for the exhibition “Nomadic furniture 3.0. New Liberated Living?”during our residency at  MAK – Österreichisches Museum für angewandte Kunst / Gegenwartskunst . The exhibition taking its title from the handbooks Nomadic Furniture 1 and 2, authored in 1973/1974 by James Hannessey and Victor Papanek, examined the history of the Do-it-yourself movement. More you can find here.

“Nomadic ironing board” was inspired by a complex furniture type “Space saving ironing board” found in a book “Do-it-yourself furniture.  Exciting designs for your home” edited by Harry Butler.

“DIY service wagon ” is a contemporary re-interpretation of the “Service-wagon” by Ferdinan d Kramer from 1941. In contrary to Kramers project we have ordered the functions vertically to improve the usability. This version is easier to move, turn and it fits in every elevator.

“Nomadic coach table”  is the reinterpretation of a table published in Nomadic Furniture 2.0 ( authored by Victor Papanek and James Hennessy). It’s one of the last projects we did during our residency at the MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art. The table is modular, so the LP Player can be exchanged same as the vitrine to exhibit your personal treasures.project: 2013

projects: 2013
materials: mapple wood, textile
commision: MAK – Österreichisches Museum für angewandte Kunst / Gegenwartskunst
project kindly supported by: Herbert Kaglmayer from MAWA DESIGN, Heinz Lichtenegger from audiotuning.com and PRO-JECT Audio Systems