With sister*hood vienna, the two sisters Veronika und Magdalena Kupfersberger unite Fair Trade and high-quality design aesthetics for a while now. In designing their first interior project for us, the duo creatively implemented their approach of "Trade, not Aid," with almost complete creative freedom. The only stipulation was to incorporate a painting by the contemporary Viennese artist Alexander Ruthner. This large-scale, figurative piece from Ruthner's "Meadow Pictures" series became the focal point of the room's concept.
The room's design concept embraces the colors of the painting and creates an atmosphere of calm. The bright and spacious room is illuminated by African lamps, specially designed and handmade for this project by Ashanti Design. The decor is complemented by Thonet chairs, which recall the tradition of Viennese coffee houses, and by sculptural African baskets. This convergence of different crafts not only highlights the diversity and quality of the objects used but also the sisters' deep understanding and appreciation for authentic craftsmanship and its fair compensation. Veronika and Magdalena have thus created a vivid example of how design, art, and social consciousness can be interwoven.