The project mobile hospitality (Mobile Gastfreundschaft) pays attention to an important aspect of our design work – the responsibility and the self-initiative in public space. The city plays as a space a difficult role. On the one hand it does not belong to anyone, on the other hand it belongs to all, but it is merely used by us actively, as it was in former times. It has decreased to the background of our everyday activities. Responsibility for the outdoor space, for most of the residents stops at their garden fence. The project mobile hospitality starts just here.
We were driving with the wheelbarrow kitchen, -table and ten folding stools from place to place to sit and eat in public space with spontaneously joining passers-by. At this big table, design meets delight and generates a very good opportunity to get to know each other.
The formal language of the objects is kept very clear and deals consciously with DIY aesthetics. All the objects are made out of massive wood and replenished with additional functions, like for example a foot pump for running water or pots with growing spices.
An important aim for our design process was to bring a smile to people passing by and to communicate with very basic means the sensuality and delight of food-culture.
All the objects are foldable and mobile.
The project in form of a happening took place in 2011 in Dornbirn, Bregenz, Feldkirch and Vaduz and was supported by Art Design Feldkirch.
Mobile hospitality is a winner of DMY International Design Festival 2012 Award, NWW 2012 Award,
and recognition of outstanding design award 2012 for experimental design , is a part of the permanent collection of MAK (Österreichisches Museum für angewandte Kunst / Gegenwartskunst) Vienna
and was so far exhibited at ICFF New York, DMY, Bauhaus Archiv, Klaus Engelhorn Depot, Lodz Design Week, ArtDesign Feldkirch, Bratislava Design Weekend
and the white edition realised with NWW was to be seen at Saloni del Mobile 2013.
black edition 2012
white limited edition realized with NWW 2012
materials: massive pine wood, linseed and orange oil finish
dimensions: 76x120x110 cm
supported by: departure
production: produced in Vienna (AT) and Chwaszczyno (PL)
available to order. if you are interesed in cooperation contact us!
Below you can also find the pop up cookbook that we realized in year 2013. It explains the whole history of our mobile hospitality project, and contains recipes for food that we cooked on the mobile kitchen so far. The book is available in a limited edition of 30 copies.
cooperation: Marek Cina
special thanks to: Sonja Steinbacher