In STILL LIFE industrial designer Marco Dessí shows a comprehensive survey of projects that have been realized to date alongside a series
of new prototypes that will be presented to the public for the very first time. Reflecting on the exhibition title, Dessí
defines STILL LIFE as a contemplative snapshot that provides the contextual, emblematic, and aesthetic framework for the selection and
grouping of his works and the respective reference materials. Exhibition display and individual objects merge into an atmospheric
picture that, both in its totality and in detail, offers an unusual and personal approach to Marco Dessí’s attitude
toward design.Marco Dessí (born in Meran, Italy in 1976) presents what is meanwhile the fourth position in the context of the exhibition
series. After a technical apprenticeship, Dessí studied industrial design at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, where
already his student projects brought him international attention. In 2007 he founded his own design studio. As a designer,
he is interested in a unique symbiosis of function, construction, and aesthetics. His working method— whether manual or industrial—postulates
a permanent understanding of and proximity to the production process.Curator Marlies WirthA cooperation between MAK and the University of Applied Arts, Viennawww.marcodessi.com The exhibition series APPLIED ARTS. NOW intends to provide a platform for contemporary forms of applied arts in order to generate greater visibility for especially
interesting positions taken by graduates from the University of Applied Arts living and working in Austria.
Past terms of exhibition series: PATRICK RAMPELOTTO. Adventures in Foam25 Jan – 6 May 2012STIEFEL & COMPANY ARCHITECTS23 May – 16 Sep 2012taliaYsebastian. The Committee of Sleep3 Oct 2012 – 6 Jan 2013
MAK on Display
Inspired by the reinstallation of the VIENNA 1900. Viennese Arts and Crafts, 1890–1938 section of the MAK Permanent Collection, Marco Dessí reinterpreted the Wiener Werkstätte’s Salon Cabinet for a Reception Salon
by Dagobert Peche. The intervention Marco Dessí: Dagobert Peche Revisited, 1913/2012 occupies a prominent location at Wien Mitte – The Mall, thus opening up a “display window” of sorts on the MAK.