MAK DESIGN LAB

MAK – Museum of Applied Arts

A project of the MAK in cooperation with the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research
 
Design is much more than just the designing of “things”: design is an attitude, a way to instigate change, to make new approaches conceivable and tangible. Design contributes to the formation of our world and the way we live together and helps to expand human possibilities of agency and decision. All the objects—analog and digital—with which we surround ourselves, which we produce, buy, use, and discard, influence us and our environment. In the process, our social concerns and attitudes determine their application.
 
Across approximately 2 000 square meters, the MAK DESIGN LAB demonstrates the many ways design can contribute to positive change. Contemporary projects by designers, artists, architects, programmers, activists, and idealists that react to the challenges of the 21st century and visualize problems, suggest alternatives, or offer solutions are contextualized in complex ways with historical approaches from the MAK collection.
 
More than 500 objects, as well as tools, scientific research, and technologies present alternative paths for our current lifestyles and show approaches for a sustainable transformation of our modes of production, lifestyles, habits, and systems.
 
With imagination, creativity, playful experimentation, and a holistic viewpoint, the MAK DESIGN LAB directs our attention to the consequences of our current lifestyle, but also to what innovative solutions mean for every one of us.




Curators: mischer’traxler Studio (Katharina Mischer, Thomas Traxler), Janina Falkner, New Concepts for Learning, und Marlies Wirth, Curator, Digital Culture and MAK Design Collection
Assistance: Viktoria Heinrich, MAK Design Collection
Communication Design and Interaction Design: LWZ, Vienna
 
The reorganization of the MAK DESIGN LAB is financially supported by the EU program Interreg V-A Slovakia–Austria (Project “Design & Innovation”).

   

slovenská verzia

 

MAK LAB APP

The brand-new MAK LAB APP, a project in cooperation with the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research, mediates crucial issues for shaping the future in this era of Digital Modernity and climate change. Attractively designed with a playful approach to the subject, it complements the parcours of the MAK DESIGN LAB, which was newly set up in 2019, and since the beginning of the year can be accessed on all smartphones at lab.mak.at.

Program (25 Events)

Tue, 29.09.2020 6.30 pm
Exhibition Tour

MAK DESIGN LAB & MORE

MAK DESIGN LAB & MORE
The reinstallation of the MAK DESIGN LAB positions design as a motor of sustainable change. Objects from the MAK Collection are placed into a new context and are positioned at the interface between everyday life, society, digitalization, and climate change based on multi-faceted perspectives.

REGISTRATION
Limited number of participants: registration is absolutely necessary.
 
PROTECTIVE MEASURES
Please wear a mouth-nose protection (mnp) during guided tours. If you have not brought a mnp with you, you can purchase one for € 3 at the MAK Ticket Desk. The general protective measures for the museum visit also apply during the tour. Further information here
 
HEADPHONES
We kindly ask you to bring personal headphones (standard 3.5 mm connection) to the tours if possible. Alternatively, disposable headphones can be purchased for € 1 at the ticket office.
 
FEE FOR GUIDED TOUR 
€ 3,50
 
MEETING PLACE
MAK Columned Main Hall
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Sat, 03.10.2020 11.00 am
Guided tour

Focus on: Luxury yesterday—today—tomorrow

Focus on: Luxury yesterday—today—tomorrow
From the Baroque through Viennese Modernism to the corona crisis, aspirations, possibilities, and needs change – luxury can and will continue to constantly develop further and change. What was self-explanatory yesterday might tomorrow already be luxury, and vice versa.

REGISTRATION
Limited number of participants: registration is absolutely necessary.
 
PROTECTIVE MEASURES
Please wear a mouth-nose protection (mnp) during guided tours. If you have not brought a mnp with you, you can purchase one for € 3 at the MAK Ticket Desk. The general protective measures for the museum visit also apply during the tour. Further information here
 
HEADPHONES
We kindly ask you to bring personal headphones (standard 3.5 mm connection) to the tours if possible. Alternatively, disposable headphones can be purchased for € 1 at the ticket office.
 
FEE FOR GUIDED TOUR 
€ 3,50
 
MEETING PLACE
MAK Columned Main Hall
1459977553881
Tue, 06.10.2020 6.30 pm
Guided Tour

Happy Hour – As You Like It!

Happy Hour – As You Like It!
Let yourself be surprised by the MAK’s personal recommendations, and let your curiosity be aroused for more! Every Tuesday, our art and culture mediators put together an individual tour in which they link topics from the historical MAK Permanent Collection with the MAK DESIGN LAB.
  • Form Follows Technique 
  • Ornament and Crime                      
  • (Design-)Dilemma      
  • Background Stories                                
  • Staging Everyday Life
  • Animal Stories                                           
  • Showing the Invisible
  • Love Stories 
REGISTRATION
Limited number of participants: registration is absolutely necessary.
 
PROTECTIVE MEASURES
Please wear a mouth-nose protection (mnp) during guided tours. If you have not brought a mnp with you, you can purchase one for € 3 at the MAK Ticket Desk. The general protective measures for the museum visit also apply during the tour. Further information here
 
HEADPHONES
We kindly ask you to bring personal headphones (standard 3.5 mm connection) to the tours if possible. Alternatively, disposable headphones can be purchased for € 1 at the ticket office.
 
FEE FOR GUIDED TOUR 
€ 3,50
 
MEETING PLACE
MAK Columned Main Hall

ADMISSION
Tuesdays
6–9 p.m.
€ 6

More
1459977553881
Sat, 10.10.2020 11.00 am
Guided tour

Focus on: Discover the MAK together

Focus on: Discover the MAK together
The highlights of the MAK collection offer insights into various collection and exhibition areas. Past and present merge in an astonishing journey of discovery.

REGISTRATION
Limited number of participants: registration is absolutely necessary.
 
PROTECTIVE MEASURES
Please wear a mouth-nose protection (mnp) during guided tours. If you have not brought a mnp with you, you can purchase one for € 3 at the MAK Ticket Desk. The general protective measures for the museum visit also apply during the tour. Further information here
 
HEADPHONES
We kindly ask you to bring personal headphones (standard 3.5 mm connection) to the tours if possible. Alternatively, disposable headphones can be purchased for € 1 at the ticket office.
 
FEE FOR GUIDED TOUR 
€ 3,50
 
MEETING PLACE
MAK Columned Main Hall
1459977553881
Tue, 13.10.2020 6.30 pm
Guided Tour

Happy Hour – As You Like It!

Happy Hour – As You Like It!
Let yourself be surprised by the MAK’s personal recommendations, and let your curiosity be aroused for more! Every Tuesday, our art and culture mediators put together an individual tour in which they link topics from the historical MAK Permanent Collection with the MAK DESIGN LAB.
  • Form Follows Technique 
  • Ornament and Crime                      
  • (Design-)Dilemma      
  • Background Stories                                
  • Staging Everyday Life
  • Animal Stories                                           
  • Showing the Invisible
  • Love Stories 
REGISTRATION
Limited number of participants: registration is absolutely necessary.
 
PROTECTIVE MEASURES
Please wear a mouth-nose protection (mnp) during guided tours. If you have not brought a mnp with you, you can purchase one for € 3 at the MAK Ticket Desk. The general protective measures for the museum visit also apply during the tour. Further information here
 
HEADPHONES
We kindly ask you to bring personal headphones (standard 3.5 mm connection) to the tours if possible. Alternatively, disposable headphones can be purchased for € 1 at the ticket office.
 
FEE FOR GUIDED TOUR 
€ 3,50
 
MEETING PLACE
MAK Columned Main Hall

ADMISSION
Tuesdays
6–9 p.m.
€ 6

More
1459977553881
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The reorganization of the MAK DESIGN LAB is financially supported by the EU program Interreg V-A Slovakia–Austria (Project “Design & Innovation”).
MAK DESIGN LAB, Communication Design and Interaction Design: LWZ, Vienna
Klemens Schillinger, Substitute Phones, 2017
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MAK DESIGN LAB
Reinstallation in the context of the VIENNA BIENNALE FOR CHANGE 2019
© Stefan Lux/MAK
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Reinstallation in the context of the VIENNA BIENNALE FOR CHANGE 2019
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Reinstallation in the context of the VIENNA BIENNALE FOR CHANGE 2019
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Reinstallation in the context of the VIENNA BIENNALE FOR CHANGE 2019
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MAK DESIGN LAB
Reinstallation in the context of the VIENNA BIENNALE FOR CHANGE 2019
© Stefan Lux/MAK
MAK DESIGN LAB
Reinstallation in the context of the VIENNA BIENNALE FOR CHANGE 2019
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mischer’traxler studio, Level – The Fragile Balance of Utopia, 2016/2019
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MAK DESIGN LAB
Reinstallation in the context of the VIENNA BIENNALE FOR CHANGE 2019
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MAK DESIGN LAB
Reinstallation in the context of the VIENNA BIENNALE FOR CHANGE 2019
© Stefan Lux/MAK
mischer'traxler studio und LWZ, Prospects, 2019
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MAK DESIGN LAB
Reinstallation in the context of the VIENNA BIENNALE FOR CHANGE 2019
© Stefan Lux/MAK
MAK DESIGN LAB
Reinstallation in the context of the VIENNA BIENNALE FOR CHANGE 2019
© Stefan Lux/MAK
MAK DESIGN LAB
Reinstallation in the context of the VIENNA BIENNALE FOR CHANGE 2019
© Stefan Lux/MAK