Wiener Werkstadt – Unique furniture of a young architecture, art and design scene


After finishing the furniture for the Markterei, we continued our sudden workshop in the Alte Post for 7 more months. With the intent of creating an open workshop, we created the Wiener Werkstadt; we asked friends, architects, designers and artists to develop and build furniture together. The only guidelines were the use of a miter saw and two formats of wooden planks. Based on this low-tech manufacturing approach, unique designs were developed. The work of each person will be presented in an upcoming book.

building time: 28 weeks | location: Alte Post, Dominikanerbastei 11, 1010 Vienna | budget: 5.000 € | funding: Fachverband der Östereichischen Hobelindustrie, Verband der Europäischen Hobelindustrie, PEFC | sponsoring: Markterei, Holzcenter Weiss, Sigha | cooperation: Markterei, Nut & Feder, Thonet, Into the City/Wiener Festwochen | sudden workshop-team: Mark Neuner, Andreas Lint | Gäste: Anna Paul, Büro KLK, Christoph Leibl, Daniel Gutmann, Daniel Sanwald, George Rei, KIM+HEEP, madame architects, Maik Perfahl, Mark Balzar, Patrick Rampelotto, Percy Thonet, Robert Schwarz, Selina Traun, Valentinitsch Design, Tzou Lubroth