AD Design LE GRAND GUIDE 2019 — Matteo Thun for Strolz
AD Design LE GRAND GUIDE 2019
Of craft and time
Between his two offices, the Italian designer keeps 70 assistants busy around the world. For Milan Design Week, Matteo Thun presented a series of wooden chairs called Nudes, his own definition of the sometimes overused expression “handmade in Italy.” Exclusively hand-produced by a family of artisans from a Ligurian fishing village, these ageless seats place craft and the concept of time at the heart of the creative process. M.F.
His latest collaborations: Désirée, Duravit, Fratelli Levaggi, Jaquar, Panzeri, Post Design, Strolz, Venini.
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Strolz at the 10th handicraft exhibition in Bezau
Inner life - this was the name of the cooperation presentation at this year's jubilee exhibition
Every five years, the Bezau Business Schools become the largest craftsmen center in the four-country region. Bregenzerwald craftsmen present their products and services with love for materials, creativity, innovation and passion. 5 under one roof - Meusburger, Fröwis, Lenz, Strolz. As interior specialists, the joiner's workshop, the floor installer, the stonemason and the lighting manufacturer presented themselves together. The distillery "brenn." additionally gaves insights into their craft. A temporary studio was the showcase for the excellent craftsmanship of the five Bregenzerwald companies.
Exhibition: GASTGEBEN – Room(s) for hospitality
Strolz at the exhibition "Gastgeben"
June 22, 2019 - January 11, 2020 / Werkraumhaus, Andelsbuch
In the Bregenzerwald, the practice of hosting guests in private and professional contexts is a vital catalyst for innovative craftsmanship. The trades and crafts, on the other hand, have a lot to offer to hosts – at least when you interpret and practice them like the members of Werkraum Bregenzerwald. Their handcrafted products are sustainable, durable, timeless, functional. They tell stories of place and time, they are authentic, personal, one-of-a-kind, an added bonus for guests looking for something honest and real, something they can relate to and identify with.
Photo: Roswitha Schneider
Heirlooms in shape
Strolz Leuchten presents the well-tried lampshade in a new light and also makes found or heirlooms shine again. In our workshop in the center of Bregenz, we are going to restore old lampshades. The almost forgotten lampshade is currently experiencing a revival in interior design.
Press Coverage AD Magazine Russia — Новые светильники от Matteo Thun & Partners
Маттео и Сюзанна Тун вместе с Антонио Родригесом создали светильники для австрийского бренда Strolz Leuchten.
Green Product Selection for Serie Brera
The International Green Product Award provides a platform for manufacturers, design studios, agencies that excel in their products & services in terms of design, innovation and sustainability.
The Brera series submitted by us has been included in the Green Selection product family.
Strolz at the International Crafts Fair in Munich
Our light series Brera, was presented on the Green Campus of the craft fair in Munich. With 125,000 visitors and 2500 square meters of space for the presentation and sale of green products, the Green Campus is the largest green marketplace in Europe.
The products of the Green Selection were presented to the public on the 350 sqm special award area.
TV report: The Bregenzerwald with Strolz Leuchten
Aufgetischt am Sonntag: The Bregenzerwald with Strolz Leuchten
Diving into the Bregenzerwald requires honest interest in the new and in others, starting with the language. Noteworthy is the close cooperation with the craftsmen. Complementing each other determines the quality of the final product. This is best shown by the Werkraum Bregenzerwald, an ingenious association of craft enterprises that exhibit their best pieces. Among the 80 companies that have come together under the roof of the Werkraum, there is also Strolz Leuchten.
Rediscovered old tradition
Quality instead of quantity & less is moreVivienne Westwood speaks to us from the soul. She says:
"Buy less, choose well and make it last"This statement is certainly not only valid in the fashion industry and many customers are increasingly taking this sustainable path with us. Away from the throwaway society, towards a clear commitment to the longevity of products. Without any claim to completeness, we understand sustainability as an interaction of both ecological and social aspects. So it's not just about obtaining green resources from local forests, but also about fair working conditions in every step of the production process. Even short transport routes are important, in which we pay attention to regional production.
Light in motionModern hospitality in a historic house, the "Zum Verwalter". Custome made lamps in a noble ambience. More insights
Pondus reading lamp duoCustom made - our Pondus reading lamp at different heights above the rooftops of Bregenz.
Atmospheric lounge at the Werkraum ballOnce again this year, we equipped the lounge on the Werkraum Ball with Strolz lamps. Black Bivius foot, pleated shade with gold interior - a timeless classic.
Atmospheric glass ball lightCustom made glass ball light for Chalet in the Arlberg region. Beautiful and noble in the daylight, atmospheric in the evening lighting.
Handwerk + Form: competition and walkabout
This is one of the most significant competitions combining design and craftsmanship and a vital force in establishing relationships between local manufacturers and designers from Austria and abroad. The competition and walkabout Handwerk + Form takes place every three years. The exhibition shows all submitted works in various locations within the community of Andelsbuch - old workshops are adopted as exhibition spaces.
©Werkraum Bregenzerwald, 2018 Film by Daniel Hager
Craft + Design at PechaKucha
20 pictures x 20 seconds - That was the guideline for Anna Claudia Strolz at the PechaKucha Night in the Designforum. Dornbirn is one of 1000 cities worldwide that implement this format developed in Japan for presentation events in front of an audience. In this way, Strolz summed up the genesis of the new lamp designs, which were developed by Matteo Thun & Antonio Rodriguez and Marc Hoffenscher.Pechakucha Presentation - Craft and Design (German language)
Strolz at Craft + Form 2018
We were represented with two design cooperations at Crafts + Form 2018. For this competition, which the Werkraum Bregenzerwald issues every three years, we wanted to enter into an international and a regional cooperation. For both we have found great partners - namely the Milanese architects and designers Matteo Thun & Antonio Rodriguez and the Dornbirner architect Marc Hoffenscher. The parchment lamp Brera and the lamp Petasus with the movable lampshade were exhibited in the old blacksmith's workshop in Andelsbuch.
SchubertSchubert in the candlelight. It's as if he himself heard his music. The drawing "Puttohaft rounded in gentle loveliness" is a subtle play of light and shadow by Martha Griebler (1948 to 2006). The artist came from Lower Austria. In the last ten years of her life, she devoted herself primarily to representations from the environment of the composer Franz Schubert, his music and his circle of friends. Now also available in the webshop
Collection Masterpieces — Botticelli by StrolzThe painting "The Birth of Venus" by Sandro Botticelli was created around 1485/86 and is regarded as the first female painting of modern times. The client was probably Lorenzo di Pier Francesco de 'Medici. He was in love with Simonetta Vespucci, who stood for the picture model. The goddess of love, Venus, was born out of the miraculous union of heaven and water in a shell. From the left the wind god Zephyr approaches with his wife Chloris. He blows Venus the west wind and drives them to shore. There, spring is waiting with a flower-embroidered robe. A masterpiece of art history, reinterpreted in a product of the Bregenzerwald crafts. Now also available in our online shop
Werkraum — Alphabet of Life — Nature’s Learning Lab
What design principles might we learn from nature that can be applied to designing, producing and managing life in a resource-efficient and sustainable way? These are the key issues being addressed by the current summer exhibition in the Werkraumhaus, Alphabet of Life – Nature’s Learning Lab. Strategies and patterns evolving for more than 3.8 thousand million years are investigated through the eco-system of a tree. Learning tool is an alphabet made up of 26 Principles of Nature. These form the basis of biomimicry, an approach to design which takes nature as a model...