With ÖSTERREICHER IM MAK, a restaurant concept which is completely new for Austria has been launched in the MAK and local Austrian tradition has been turned into a present-day event. A modern restaurant with a new idea of what a bar is offers Viennese cuisine on the highest level at moderate prices.
Based on the traditional Viennese Gasthaus approach, proven culinary delights are enriched with contemporary ideas oriented along international lines, drawing on Austrian quality of life, and relating to the city and the museum. The artistic idea is brought to bear in all fields: in design, architecture, name, logo, music, as well as in the relationship between kitchen and design. ÖSTERREICHER IM MAK thus complies with the MAKs clear positioning as a museum for arts and the everyday world at the interface of design, architecture, and contemporary art. eichinger oder knechtl, one of Austrias most distinguished team of architects, have been entrusted with the architectural side of the project. Their design conveys the feeling of a Viennese restaurant built in 2006 that combines the gastronomic realities of a restaurant and a bar to an ensemble in the context of the structure provided by the space in the Ringstrassen palace housing the MAK. Enjoy the finest Viennese fare amidst modern architecture or in one of Viennas most beautiful outdoor dining areas.
Published for the exhibition of the same title (18.104.22.168.2001) German/English 320 pages, approx. 250 illustrations 22 x 30 cm, paperback MAK, Vienna / Hatje Cantz Verlag Publishers, Ostfildern-Ruit,-Ruit 2001
The Historicism and Art Nouveau Collection on permanent display includes an overview of a hundred years of Thonet furniture production. These and other timeless items of bent wood furniture manifest a creative approach that ingeniously exploits the properties of the material and points to new ways ahead for seating furniture.