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Konstantin Schmölzer at Vienna Design Week

Vienna Design Week 2011: Austrian designer Konstantin Schmölzer has squeezed a wooden tower into the space between a green wall and glass atrium at Jean Nouvel's Sofitel hotel for Vienna Design Week.

The project was commissioned by Vienna Design Week as part of the Passionswege project that pairs young designers with established Viennese companies, in this case gardening firm Verdarium.

Konstantin Schmölzer

Vienna Design Week continues until 9 October. See all our coverage of the event in our special category.

Konstantin Schmölzer

Here are some more details from Konstantin Schmölzer:


A dialog about contemporary stability and new, nostalgic values resulted in the search for a space, which could reflect in a decent manner on this common demand.

Situated between a modern way of constructing and urban gardening a new landscape is found. A phenomena of working / living in a high-rise often is that one falls in a mood of observation, analytics and self consciousness. Taking a well established product, designed in different times exactly for this purpose, out of its archived context and placing it into this new scenario creates a counter object, which tries to bring this atmosphere down to earth and realize it more coherent.


Konstantin Schmölzer at Verdarium
Fr 30.09.–Sa 8.10.2011


Nouvel-Tower, Sofitel, Stilwerk, Verdarium (by Jean Nouvel) & Patrick Blanc Vertical Garden

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Konstantin Schmölzer