SHOWROOM WIENER WERKSTÄTTE

A Dialogue with Michael Anastassiades

Wed, 06.10.2021–Sun, 02.10.2022

MAK – Museum of Applied Arts

More space for the Wiener Werkstätte (WW): in the room above the MAK Permanent Collection Vienna 1900, this famous institution takes center stage and is receiving a lot of attention thanks to the engagement of a contemporary artist with its wide range of products—furniture, textiles, wallpapers, and metalware. The London designer Michael Anastassiades has been invited to select exhibits from the MAK’s inventory and in particular he has had the opportunity of delving into the high-profile collection of WW expert Ernst Ploil.

Michael Anastassiades is primarily known as a designer of lighting fixtures, though he also works in many other sectors (glassware for J. & L. Lobmeyr and furniture for Gebrüder Thonet Vienna). In addition, he is active in exhibition and interior design. For the SHOWROOM WIENER WERKSTÄTTE he has also developed a special display in which he uses his own products and stylistic elements to create an astonishingly alienating setting for the WW exhibits.

Guest Curator/Exhibition Design: Michael Anastassiades, Designer
Curator: Anne-Katrin Rossberg, Curator, MAK Metal Collection and Wiener Werkstätte Archive

OPENING

Tue, 5 Oct 2021, 7 p.m. 
Free admission
The “2.5G” rule is to be observed for participation:
vaccinated, recovered, tested (PCR, not older than 48 hours)
Wearing a FFP2 mask is obligatory during the entire visit to the museum.

On the exhibition
Lilli Hollein, Generaldirector, MAK
Michael Anastassiades, Designer
Anne-Katrin Rossberg, Curator

The MAK is the Austrian project partner of the Interreg project ARTNOUVEAU2. This exhibition is supported by funds from the European Union (ERDF, IPA II), INTERREG Danube Transnational Programme in the context of the project ARTNOUVEAU2.

Program (10 Events)

Tue, 05.10.2021 7.00 pm
Opening | Free Admission

OPENING SHOWROOM WIENER WERKSTÄTTE

A DIALOGUE WITH MICHAEL ANASTASSIADES
OPENING SHOWROOM WIENER WERKSTÄTTE
More space for the Wiener Werkstätte (WW): in the room above the MAK Permanent Collection Vienna 1900, this famous institution takes center stage and is receiving a lot of attention thanks to the engagement of a contemporary artist with its wide range of products—furniture, textiles, wallpapers, and metalware. The London designer Michael Anastassiades has been invited to select exhibits from the MAK’s inventory and in particular he has had the opportunity of delving into the high-profile collection of WW expert Ernst Ploil.
 
Michael Anastassiades is primarily known as a designer of lighting fixtures, though he also works in many other sectors (glassware for J. & L. Lobmeyr and furniture for Gebrüder Thonet Vienna). In addition, he is active in exhibition and interior design. For the SHOWROOM WIENER WERKSTÄTTE he has also developed a special display in which he uses his own products and stylistic elements to create an astonishingly alienating setting for the WW exhibits.
Curator: Anne-Katrin Rossberg, Curator, MAK Metal Collection and Wiener Werkstätte Archive

Guest Curator/Exhibition Design: Michael Anastassiades, Designer
Curator: Anne-Katrin Rossberg, Curator, MAK Metal Collection and Wiener Werkstätte Archive
 
On the exhibition
Lilli Hollein, Generaldirector, MAK
Michael Anastassiades, Designer
Anne-Katrin Rossberg, Curator

The MAK is the Austrian project partner of the Interreg project ARTNOUVEAU2. This exhibition is supported by funds from the European Union (ERDF, IPA II), INTERREG Danube Transnational Programme in the context of the project ARTNOUVEAU2.

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Sat, 09.10.2021 2.00 pm 4.00 pm
MAK4FAMILY
Workshop für die ganze Familie

SPIEGEL – RAUM – QUADRAT

SPIEGEL – RAUM – QUADRAT
Begleite uns in eine Welt voller Überraschungen. Gemeinsam entdecken wir die Arbeiten der Wiener Werkstätte neu. Wir überlegen uns, welche Zauberformeln Michael Anastassiades bei der Gestaltung des Showrooms wohl angewendet hat. Anschließend bist du dran, die Welt zu verzaubern: Wir lassen es glitzern und glänzen.

Workshop für die ganze Familie (ab 4 Jahren) im Rahmen der Ausstellung SHOWROOM WIENER WERKSTÄTTE.

DAS FORMAT MAK4FAMILY

Jeden 2. und 4. Samstag im Monat (außer Juli, August, Dezember) von 14:00–16:00 Uhr findet im MAK ein Workshop und Führung für die ganze Familie (ab 4 Jahren) statt.  
 

ANMELDUNG

Begrenzte Teilnehmer*innen-Zahl: eine Anmeldung ist unbedingt erforderlich.
 

SCHUTZMASSNAHMEN

Bitte tragen Sie während einer Führung eine FFP2-Maske. Auch während der Führung gelten die allgemeinen Schutzmaßnahmen für den Museumsbesuch.
 

KOPFHÖRER

Wir bitten, wenn möglich, persönliche Kopfhörer (Standard 3,5 mm Anschluss) zu den Führungen mitzubringen. 
 

MATERIALBEITRAG

€ 4,50 pro Kind (bei freiem Eintritt), ermäßigter Eintritt für Begleitpersonen
 

TREFFPUNKT 

MAK-Säulenhalle
1459977554986
Sat, 09.10.2021 4.00 pm

Guided Tour SHOWROOM WIENER WERKSTÄTTE

Guided Tour SHOWROOM WIENER WERKSTÄTTE
Guided Tour through the exhibition with the MAK Educational Team

REGISTRATION

Limited number of participants: registration is necessary - either in advance (possible until Friday before the tour 3 p.m.) or directly on site if the tour is not fully booked. 
 

PROTECTIVE MEASURES

A FFP2 mask must be worn during the entire visit to the museum.
 

HEADPHONES

The tour requires headphones. Please provide your own (3.5 mm standard connector) if possible. 
 

FEE FOR GUIDED TOUR 

Per person € 3,50 + admission to the museum 
 

MEETING PLACE

MAK Columned Main Hall
1459977553881
Tue, 12.10.2021 6.30 pm

Curator-Guided Tour SHOWROOM WIENER WERKSTÄTTE

A Dialogue with Michael Anastassiades
Curator-Guided Tour SHOWROOM WIENER WERKSTÄTTE

With Anne-Katrin Rossberg, Curator, MAK Metal Collection and Wiener Werkstätte Archive


REGISTRATION

Limited number of participants: registration is necessary - either in advance (possible until Friday before the tour 3 p.m.) or directly on site if the tour is not fully booked. 
 

PROTECTIVE MEASURES

A FFP2 mask must be worn during the entire visit to the museum.
 

HEADPHONES

The tour requires headphones. Please provide your own (3.5 mm standard connector) if possible. 
 

FEE FOR GUIDED TOUR 

Per person € 3,50 + admission to the museum 
 

MEETING PLACE

MAK Columned Main Hall
1459977553881
Sat, 16.10.2021 2.00 pm 3.00 pm
MINI MAK Tour

SHOWROOM WIENER WERKSTÄTTE & WIEN 1900

Führung für die ganze Familie
SHOWROOM WIENER WERKSTÄTTE & WIEN 1900
Auf der Suche nach den allerschönsten Dingen. Führung für die ganze Familie (ab 4 Jahren).

ANMELDUNG

Begrenzte Teilnehmer*innen-Zahl: eine Anmeldung ist unbedingt erforderlich.
 

SCHUTZMASSNAHMEN

Bitte tragen Sie während einer Führung eine FFP2-Maske. Auch während der Führung gelten die allgemeinen Schutzmaßnahmen für den Museumsbesuch.
 

KOPFHÖRER

Wir bitten, wenn möglich, persönliche Kopfhörer (Standard 3,5 mm Anschluss) zu den Führungen mitzubringen. 

FÜHRUNGSBEITRAG

€ 3,50 pro Kind (bei freiem Eintritt), ermäßigter Eintritt für Begleitpersonen
 

TREFFPUNKT 

MAK-Säulenhalle
 
1459977554986
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Media

Josef Hoffmann, Flower vase, 1908
Contemporary photograph
© MAK
 
Josef Hoffmann, Sewing table from the furnishings for Dr. Hermann Wittgenstein, 1905 © MAK/Georg Mayer; Photomontage: © Michael Anastassiades
The MAK is the Austrian project partner of the Interreg project ARTNOUVEAU2. This exhibition is supported by funds from the European Union (ERDF, IPA, ENI), INTERREG Danube Transnational Programme in the context of the project ARTNOUVEAU2.
Michael Anastassiades, Ball Vase 3, London, 2006
Brass
© Michael Anastassiades
 

Josef Hoffmann, Basket with handle, Vienna, 1907
Zinc, perforated, painted white
© MAK/Georg Mayer
 

Josef Hoffmann, Sewing table from the furnishings for Dr. Hermann Wittgenstein, 1905 
Oak, stained black, with pores filled white; tombak, blue silk
© MAK/Georg Mayer
 

Koloman Moser, Sliding table from the dressing room of the Eisler von Terramare apartment, 1902/03
Execution: Caspar Hrazdil (?)
Maple, natural and stained dark; nickel mounts
© MAK/Georg Mayer
 
Koloman Moser, Flower stand, 1904
Contemporary photograph
© MAK
 
Felice Rix-Ueno, WW wallpaper [Summer Field], 1928
Execution: Salubra AG, Grenzach/Baden
Block printing
© MAK/Georg Mayer
 
Dagobert Peche, WW wallpaper Antinous, 1922
Execution: Flammersheim & Steinmann, Cologne 
Block printing
© MAK/Georg Mayer
 
Koloman Moser, Inkstand, 1903
Execution: WW/Konrad Schindel
Nickel silver, hammered; iridescent glass
Ernst Ploil Collection
© MAK/Georg Mayer
 
Josef Hoffmann, Flower stand, ca. 1905
Sheet iron, galvanized; white enamel paint
Ernst Ploil Collection
© MAK/Georg Mayer
 
Josef Hoffmann or Koloman Moser, Toolbox no. 4 from the WW furniture workshop, 1904
Softwood, painted blue
Ernst Ploil Collection
© MAK/Georg Mayer
 
Michael Anastassiades, Stilleben Dansk Møbelkunst, Paris 2016
© Rene Habermacher
Michael Anastassiades, Brass Architectural Collection, London 2020
© Alexandros Pissuourious
Michael Anastassiades, Fairest, London 2021
© Alexandros Pissuourious