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Design: mischer'traxler

Manufacturer: mischer'traxler studio

The project »ratio« illustrates the amount of metal in ore.
Each object within the series consists of two main parts – the metal ore and the amount of metal which could be extracted from it.

By making data tangible, the project highlights the fact that it takes a great amount of stone (as well as additional other materials) to turn it into a pure metal.

Photos: mischer‘traxler studio


Iron ore (base), polished stainless steel (mirror)

12 × 19 × 30 cm
Year of design
mischer'traxler studio

About mischer'traxler


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.