Austrian philosopher Otto Neurath (1882-1945), a founder of the Vienna Circle and the Unity of Science movement, was a collaborator
with the leading planners, architects and artists of his time: Adolf Loos, Rudolf Carnap, Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky, Josef
Frank, László Moholy-Nagy and Le Corbusier. Involved in housing development and museum exhibitions, Neurath promoted participatory
forms of democratic exchange, eager to create what he termed a 'global polis.' His inclinations and efforts had a profound
influence on a range of disciplines, including architecture, philosophy, economics, urbanism, and design.
Being the largest specialized online archive, the MAK Design Info Pool (DIP) collects information and media material on more
than 2,500 Austrian designers and almost 8,000 design objects with the goal of affording an in-depth survey of Austrian design
production. The MAK DIP sees itself as a research platform and information contact for the creative community, the scientific
community and for the Creative Industries as well as a central communication hub on all matter related to Austrian design.
The Wiener Werkstätte (WW, 19031932) left a lasting mark on the history of product development and even today its output
continues to be a significant influence for architects and designers. Apart from numerous objects from WW-production, since
1955 the MAK holds its archive that provides illustration of the production process of the products made in the Werkstätte,
and also clarifies their identification and specifications.