Marco Dessí (born in Meran, Italy in 1976) presents what is meanwhile the fourth position in the context of the exhibition series. After a technical apprenticeship, Dessí studied industrial design at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, where already his student projects brought him international attention. In 2007 he founded his own design studio. As a designer, he is interested in a unique symbiosis of function, construction, and aesthetics. His working method— whether manual or industrial—postulates a permanent understanding of and proximity to the production process.
Curator Marlies Wirth
A cooperation between MAK and the University of Applied Arts, Vienna
The exhibition series APPLIED ARTS. NOW intends to provide a platform for contemporary forms of applied arts in order to generate greater visibility for especially interesting positions taken by graduates from the University of Applied Arts living and working in Austria.
Past terms of exhibition series:
PATRICK RAMPELOTTO. Adventures in Foam
25 Jan – 6 May 2012
STIEFEL & COMPANY ARCHITECTS
23 May – 16 Sep 2012
taliaYsebastian. The Committee of Sleep
3 Oct 2012 – 6 Jan 2013
MAK on Display
Inspired by the reinstallation of the VIENNA 1900. Viennese Arts and Crafts, 1890–1938 section of the MAK Permanent Collection, Marco Dessí reinterpreted the Wiener Werkstätte’s Salon Cabinet for a Reception Salon by Dagobert Peche. The intervention Marco Dessí: Dagobert Peche Revisited, 1913/2012 occupies a prominent location at Wien Mitte – The Mall, thus opening up a “display window” of sorts on the MAK.