Imagine a design tradeshow where you can meet the designers in person and buy their products on the spot. Better yet, imagine a design tradeshow that takes place at a carefully selected central location that reflects the design culture of the city, far from soulless trade halls. For all of you design-savvy readers unfamiliar with blickfang, prepare to be impressed.
Femme Maison is a Vienna based brand founded in 2009 by Franziska Fürpass (1983, Austria) and George Bezhanishvili (1984, Georgia). George eventually dropped out, but Franziska pushed through by expanding and reinventing her label whilst studying at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna.
Karin Neuhold, founder of the Vienna based concept store Sterngasse 4, takes us through what it takes to follow one’s dreams and make them a reality. Sterngasse 4 combines high-end fashion labels with a careful selection of accessories, jewels, and even books.
The name Private Collection alone conjures up all sorts of ideas of privileged and intimate access to things that, on any normal day, we might not even know exist. It’s not just the private part, but also the idea of collection; whatever group of things we encounter was brought together by someone, and being privy to that selection will undoubtedly shine a light of reflection onto the collector. In the case of this exhibition at Vienna’s Krobath Gallery by Czech artist Dominik Lang, son of artist Jiří Lang, the insight and access we’re given does reflect the creator; these reflections, however, also create the work.
Today we are giving you a little insight into Vienna’s design scene, by focusing on one of the leading fashion and design retailers of the city. Fashion, design and art come together under one roof to offer those lucky enough to step through Park’s doors a relaxed, select, and highly aesthetic environment.