Design drives the city. And Lilli Hollein. Together with Markus Eiblmayr the director of the Vienna MAK and founder of the Vienna Design Week created a showroom for contemporary Viennese design-craftmanship at the Altstadt Vienna. With a conscious effort to represent the up-and-coming Viennese scene, almost all pieces in the room are designed in Austria. An emerald divan by Patrycja Domanska, a chandelier sculpture from the pen of design studio Chmara Rosinke and a high table made of tree trunks by Sebastian Menschhorn - as a reference to the classic fireplace - are in dialog with a carpet designed by Hollein and Eiblmayr themselves.
An all embracing space-enlarging mirrored wall in reference to Adolf Loos and a grey cloudy wallpaper by Piero Fornasetti and realized by Cole and Son create the framework of the presentation of the design pieces. The design of the latter reminds Hollein of the grumpy Viennese temper. A twofold homage to two pioneers of modern design.
By the way, you can unwind in Marco Dessi's "Mono" chair - in Suite #67 in a luminous yellow print by Raf Simmons - in our red salon too.