Before the backdrop of this venues changeful history leading all the way up to its present-day use as a museum branch,
the MAK DESIGN SALON sets the stage for a dialog that encompasses multiple eras in order to highlight thematic relationships
between past and present while also opening up new perspectives. The catalysts are provided by design interventions that temporarily
transform this uniquely furnished Biedermeier and Empire-style atmosphere of study into a laboratory of the new. The interventions
undertaken thus far, by London-based Cypriot Michael Anastassiades (Time and Again, 2012) and Italys Studio Formafantasma (The Stranger Within, 2013), have given rise to new contexts within which to encounter both the historical and the contemporary objects, which
have to assert themselves differently at the Geymüllerschlössel than they would in a typical white cube.This years contribution Back in 5 min by Paris-based designer Robert Stadler plays on the easy transformability of the Biedermeier interior by means of light pieces
of furniture, whichdepending on the situation at handcan be grouped into functional islands to permit uses such
as eating, reading or music-making in one and the same room. In doing so, Stadler reinterprets the simple furniture typologies
of traditional rustic roomsas suggested by this former rural summer villato create object groups consisting of
working furniture such as stools and benches that contrast with this villas fundamentally bourgeois and
opulent leisure idyll. This includes using surfaces and patterns in keeping with the Biedermeier-era material and decorative
approach. In the process, deconstructive mechanisms give rise to a type of in-between phenomenonas if the space had
just reconfigured itself.Subtle spatial effects and the shifting of quotations are defining elements in Stadlers oeuvre, which extends over multiple
artistic fieldswhether as a performance for the Centre Pompidou (Tephra formations play, 2013) or as façade and urban furniture designs for the Ensemble Poirel in Nancy (Traits dunion, 2013). Stadler has also given Michael Thonets Chair No. 14 (Thonet Brothers, 1859, reissued as Modell No. 214) an alter ego (Chair 107, 2011). In his projects, Stadlerwho was recently awarded the French Prix Liliane Bettencourt Pour lIntelligence
de la Maingoes beyond the categories of art, artisanship, and design to take up a tradition from his Viennese roots,
to which he pays an artistic visit at the MAK DESIGN SALON with Back in 5 min following a long absence that has included stops in Milan, Paris, and Rio de Janeiro.Curator Thomas Geisler, MAK Curator Design
Public Program for the ExhibitionThe intervention Back in 5 min by Robert Stadler provides the occasion and content for a series of events that link the historical with the present and breathe
new life into the salon format as context for discourse.
Design ToursCurator-guided tours with Thomas Geisler, Curator, MAK Design CollectionDates:Sun, 21.9., 3 p.m.Sun, 12.10., 3 p.m.Sun, 23.11., 11 a.m. in the context of the VIENNA ART WEEKSun, 30.11., 3 p.m.
MAK Design Salon Back in 5 minSun, 28.9.2014, 11 a.m.A matinee in the context of the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK (26 September 5 October 2014).Designer Robert Stadler, Londonbased author and curator Emily King, and Jana Scholze, Curator of Contemporary Furniture and
Product Design, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, in conversation with Thomas Geisler, curator, MAK Design Collection
Previous exhibitions of the series MAK DESIGN SALONMAK DESIGN SALON #02Studio Formafantassma. The Stranger Within(188.8.131.52.2013)MAK DESIGN SALON #01Michael Anastassiades. Time & Again(184.108.40.206.2012)Kindly supported by
MAK Branch GeymüllerschlösselPötzleinsdorferstraße 102, 1180 Vienna
T +43 1 711 36-231 or 248
There is no wheelchair access to the building at this time.
Opening Hours1. May till 30. November 2014
Sat/Sun 11 a.m.6 p.m.
Park opening hours
Sat/Sun 11 a.m.6 p.m.
from June to August every first Sunday of the month to 9 p.m.
Admission(incl. participation in a guided tour)
7.90 / reduced 5.50
Free admission for children and teens up to 19
The admission ticket is also valid for a visit to the MAK on the same day.
Guided ToursEvery Sunday 3 p.m. (held in German), May till November
Till 30 November every Sunday at 3 p.m. guided tours with focus on Robert Stadler's installation Back in 5 min.
Special tours on a variety of subjects bookable for individuals and groups, also outside opening hours.
Information and inquiries T +43 1 711 36-298,
How to Get ThereTram line 41 Schottentor to Pötzleinsdorf, then bus line 41A to Khevenhüllerstraße (one stop)