Markterei in a former post office – A neighbourhood market for Vienna

The Markterei opened its doors at the end of 2015 as a temporary market in heritage-protected spaces of a former post office, known as the Alte Post. Its intent was to support small food producers, chefs and local manufacturers by creating a marketplace where they could sell their products directly. A sudden workshop was convened to collaboratively design and build the furniture and interior for the Markterei in situ.

The outcome of this was a 6-pieces Markterei-Furniture edition, of which all are flexible elements that can be extended, converted and combined in order to fit their intended use.

Markterei Furniture Series: stool, bar table, two stackable modules, bench and market table.

Click here for manuals of the Markterei Collection and other sudden workshop designs.



building time: 4 weeks | location: Alte Post, Dominikanerbastei 11, 1010 Vienna | budget: 12.000 € | funding: own resources Markterei, Fachverband der Östereichischen Hobelindustrie, Verband der Europäischen Hobelindustrie, PEFC | sponsoring: Holzcenter Weiss, Sigha, Thonet, Donauer Design, Joval | cooperation: Markterei, Mo-Ni-Ka | sudden workshop-team: Tobias Jager, Nikolaus Kastinger, Andreas Lint, Tobias Lint, Arne Leibnitz, Mark Neuner | Mo-Ni-Ka-team: Pius Kaufmann, Simon Moosbrugger, Johannes Nigsch | photos: Alexander Gotter