Societys ambivalent stances toward the foreign or strange are the theme that Studio Formafantasma
(Simone Farresin, *1983 and Andrea Trimarchi, *1980) have chosen for their presentation The Stranger Within, to be held as
MAK DESIGN SALON #02. For the second time, this series of MAK exhibitions will open up the Empire and Biedermeier atmosphere
of the MAK Branch Geymüllerschlössel, to statements of contemporary design. In dialog with the stately homes historical
substance, The Stranger Within introduces a total of seven interventions in space that deal with the paradox phenomena of
yearning for distant places and Biedermeier-era coziness or homeliness that one can experience at the Geymüllerschlössel.