Dieter Hofmann is a busy man, and you wouldn’t expect anything else from the man behind blickfang, a design tradeshow unlike any other. If having already held fairs this year in both Stuttgart, Munich and Basel weren’t enough, Hamburg, Vienna, Copenhagen and Zurich are still to come before the end of 2014. blickfang isn’t just ambitious in it’s program, but also in it’s vision.
We caught up with Dieter Hofmann to find out more about that vision from the man himself.
The Ankerbrotfabrik (Anker Bread Factory, Absberggasse 27, 1100 Vienna) is a fabulous industrial building in what is now the edgy former worker’s 10th district of Vienna. In the spaces once used for the baking of bread right up to 10 years ago, now art has moved in and it is today alive with a renewed, cultural sense of purpose.
Built at the beginning of the 20th century, the spacious old Bread Factory lends itself well to the needs of galleries, studios, exhibitors and installations accommodating artists, photographers and DJs and has become firmly on the art radar in Absberggasse.
Vienna – Berlin The Art of Two Cities, Lower Belvedere, Vienna, Austria – 14 February to 15 June 2014.
The Art of Two Cities depicts divergent Berlin and Vienna, which as early as the late nineteenth century were considered as rising metropolises, in a first exhibition to be devoted to artistic parallels, differences, and interactions between the two cities, housed in the resplendently baroque, Lower Belvedere Palace, Vienna.
White Line Hotels™ collaborator FREITAG LAB. opens their first flagship store in Vienna, we can barely contain our excitement watching two of our favourites come together.
Vienna’s design studio breadedEscalope (bE), run by Sascha Mikel, Martin Schnabl and Michael Tatschl has a history of challenging the system, or rather, improving upon faulty yet well established systems in our day to day lives. Their design philosophy integrates strategies of social sustainability with the idea that objects and environments should facilitate interaction and add convenience to the lives of users.