inWASTEment – mirror
Manufacturer: mischer'traxler studio
The vase and mirror are objects in a series that emerged from an experimental arrangement that recycles industrial metal without subjecting it to a melting process. In the process, aluminium waste is pressed into moulds that contain functional details such as slots and joints. To create uniformity and stability, they are covered with a layer of aluminium. They serve as a base and can be supplemented with further pieces of aluminium to create objects of use.Photos: mischer’traxler studio
mischer’traxler studio is a design practice based in Vienna. Katharina Mischer, Thomas Traxler and their team develop products, installations and scenographies for international companies and cultural institutions. Their work can be seen in contemporary exhibitions around the world, including the MAK Vienna, Vitra Design Museum, the Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York and the Futurium Berlin. Their artistic practice is characterized by experimental and conceptual thinking and their design-based concepts expand the human scope for action and decision-making whilst finding the balance between craft and technology. Additionally they also co-curated and designed the permanent exhibition MAK Design Lab, which opened in 2019, and they teach and give lectures at art colleges and universities.