20. Oktober 2020

Strizzis / 2020

Das Projekt ist im Rahmen eines Forschungssemesters zum Thema
-Gendersensibles Design- entstanden und wird von 25.09. - 03.10.2020 in der Ausstellung "GENDERSENSIBEL! - Design für Räume, Produkte und Debatte" auf der Vienna Design Week gezeigt.


STRIZZIS is an approach to a gender-neutral toy which wants to improve free expression of imagination and emotions in kids. It consists of 6 building blocks with different haptic add-ons and features. 

The project was realised during a research semester under the topic of “Gendersensibles Design”. We found out that there are still too many existing stereotypes which lead to gender differences in the way kids perceive and express feelings. As Kindergartens and playful interactions are often places where many different emotions and therefore stereotypes intertwine, we focused on creating a toy which can be subtle implemented in any room. The forms are both, easily stackable and made to be used in an unlimited variety of constellations thanks to an implementation of Velcro fasteners on the surface. Our approach was to use shapes, colours and materiality that kids are already familiar and confident with to create an easy and trusting play environment.

Finally, our main goal was to help raising awareness that specific emotions are not bound to gender. We think, that this has to be taught from a very young age to look towards a more gender-sensitive future.

Design: Teresa Egger & Magdalena Manigatter
Umsetzung: Svea Handle / Hanoj Kids

15. Oktober 2020

Seilschaft goes Feldkirch / 2020

For the city of Feldkirch/Austria, the Seilschaft was redesigned and found a beautiful new home. During a public action in the old town in July 2020, passengers were invited to build up a wooden stool. The stools could then be carried around the city, passed on to someone or clamped together for enjoying a rest together. The goal was to create a dynamic atmosphere and bring people back together after the pandemic lock-down. After a joyful weekend, the stools found a permanent home in three different design shops or cafes around the city where they can still be used or rented out.


Article: https://www.feldkirch.travel/wandernde-stuehle/

1. Februar 2020

Elsie / 2019

Not only during the intense carpentry focus at university but also in my free time, I am spending a lot of time in the wood workshop, meditating over my favourite material. I love to work with wood and to imagine that my projects forming characters of their own:

This one is Elsie. She is as filigree as she sounds. She loves to wear delightful clothing but dislikes to be reduced to her physical appearance. Therefore, she proves herself in carrying hangers and turns out to be steady and sturdy whilst.

14. Dezember 2019

ZeitRaum / 2018

Zeitraum was the very first realised project of my design course. In that exciting time full of new experiences and shifting changes, the aim was to give visibility to the space we tend to overlook: the space-in-between. ZeitRaum is a concept for an interactive rocking chair object that wants to contribute to an active, undisturbed finding of balance by creating space for oneself and consciously doing-nothing. It runs on a mechanism consisting of two intersecting circle segments that move in opposite directions. If you lean back and are able to find your personal center of gravity, the object forms into a shielded capsule.

MA, did you know?

In Japan, there is a word which describes balance as "the void between two things":
間 (MA) assumes that this void, an in-between space , is full of possibilities and essential for the whole to take shape.

11. Dezember 2019

Seilschaft / 2019

In mountain sports, a SEILSCHAFT (engl.: rope team) refers to a group that is connected to one another by a rope and thus secured against falling. Depending on the needs and situation, each rope team looks different and can be individually adapted. This also applies to this project of the same name. The flexible stools should give everyone the freedom to build furniture without tools but with a rope in a few simple steps. If a stool is no longer enough, it can be expanded as required to a bench or shelf with further modules and a simple clamping mechanism.

Eine Seilschaft bezeichnet im Bergsport eine Gruppe, die durch ein Seil miteinander verbunden und somit absturzgesichert ist. Je nach Bedarf und Situation sieht jede Seilschaft anders aus und kann individuell angepasst werden. Das gilt auch für dieses gleichnamige Projekt. Die flexiblen Hocker sollen jeder Person die Freiheit gewähren, ohne Werkzeuge, dafür mit einem Seil und wenigen Handgriffen ein Möbel zu bauen. Ist der Hocker nicht mehr genug, kann er mit weiteren Modulen und einem einfachen Spannmechanismus beliebig zu Bank oder Regal erweitert werden.

Fotos: Nikolaus Korab, Jakob Egger

30. November 2019

LiTE / 2019

LiTE is a playful light object.

Made from various material leftovers, the project tries to foreground their underrated aesthetics. A metal spring serves as an interactive light dimmer, staged fiberglass fabric is responsible for various shade effects. Wood scraps add stability and blue plexiglass becomes the lamps signature move.

In cooperation with Lisa Berger