Wed, 13.11.2019–Sun, 29.03.2020

MAK – Museum of Applied Arts

In 1969, the furniture exhibition Sitzen 69 [Seating 69] took place in the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts (today’s MAK) in which a comprehensive selection of dignified “joiner’s chairs” from Scandinavia, Italy, Germany, and Austria was presented. However, the many colorful and trendy seats that today seem so characteristic of this epoch, were missing: The exhibition had made a last heroic attempt to reply to an increasingly pronounced consumer and throwaway society with traditional of high-quality, artisanal furniture.
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Sitzen 69, the exhibition “SITZEN 69REVISITED offers an opportunity not only to look back on the era of the 1960s, which was decisive for the development of international design, but also to reconstruct an important chapter in the museum policy of the MAK. Through the meaningful juxtaposition of the dignified joiner’s chairs, which were intended at that time as an impulse for craftsmen, producers, and consumers, and the playful and crazy furniture objects now shown, which have become the epitome of alternative and utopian living concepts of the 1960s, a great omission can be compensated for.

Curator: Sebastian Hackenschmidt, Curator, MAK Furniture and Woodwork Collection


Tue, 12 November 2019, 7 p.m.
Free admission

On the exhibition
Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, General Director, MAK
Sebastian Hackenschmidt, Curator, MAK Furniture and Woodwork Collection

Program (1 Events)

Sat, 07.12.2019 10.00 am 6.00 pm
Day bus tour

MAK ON TOUR to Bratislava

MAK ON TOUR to Bratislava
On the occasion of the exhibition Lenka Sršňová – ColorLOVE and the Urban Market (Winter Edition)


10 a.m.
Tour of the MAK exhibition “SITZEN 69” REVISITED

11 a.m.
Departure / Bratislava
Bus stop: Weiskirchnerstraße (Stadtpark, across the street from the MAK)

12:15 p.m.
Guided tour through the exhibition Lenka Sršňová – ColorLOVE in English
Designgalerie SATELIT,

1:30 p.m.
Lunch break

3 p.m.
Visit of the Urban Market (Winter Edition)
Gamča Gymnázium, Grösslingová 18, 811 09 Bratislava

5 p.m.
Departure / Vienna

approx. 6 p.m.
Arrival / Vienna

Contribution towards costs: € 20 (incl. travel, guided tours, entrance fee MAK and Urban Market)
The travel fee can be paid in cash on site.
Please take with you: Passport and cash


In 1969, the MAK presented dignified “joiner’s chairs” from Scandinavia, Italy, Germany, and Austria in the furniture exhibition Sitzen 69 [Seating 69]. However, seating that was characteristic of the era was missing. With iconic, internationally known examples, the exhibition “SITZEN 69” REVISITED expands the view of seating intended in Sitzen 69. At that time, under the influence of Pop Art and the era of space travel, innovative design emerged in the furniture sector, including many designs that are now regarded as “design classics.”
until 29 Mar 2020

Lenka Sršňová – ColorLOVE

Lenka Sršňová is one of the most outstanding Slovakian fashion designers of her generation. Her professional career began in 2009 following her program of study at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava. She has in the meantime been honored twice with the Slovak Design Award (2015 and 2019) for her fashion collections. The exhibition provides insight into Lenka Sršňová’s work to date in the form of an interdisciplinary installation. In addition to models, fashion photographs, graphic works, videos, and fashion objects can be seen that illustrate her many cooperative projects with other young Slovakian designers and that have significantly influenced her colorful world.
20 Nov 2019 – 15 Jan 2020

Urban Market (Winter Edition)

The popular market for independent fashion, design, and arts and crafts with an extensive supporting program is taking place for the second time in the beautiful facilities of the Gymnasium Gamča in the city center of Bratislava.
6 – 8 Dec 2019

The MAK ON TOUR to Bratislava is financially supported by the EU program Interreg V-A Slovakia-Austria (Project "Design & Innovation").


Sitzen 69revisited
Poster Sitzen 69, 1969
Anna-Lülja Praun, Chair F.L.P., Vienna, 1955
Wood, painted; wicker
© MAK/Nathan Murrell
Josef Frank, Armchair, Vienna, 1933
Mahogany, solid; rattan; upholstery with black leather cover
© MAK/Nathan Murrell
Walter Pichler, Fauteuil Galaxy, Vienna, 1966
Aluminum, riveted; foam padding with red textile cover
© MAK/Georg Mayer
Joe Colombo, Armchair, Model No. 4801, Italy, 1963
Plywood, bent, with orange painted polyester
© MAK/Nathan Murrell
Wolfgang J. Haipl, Chair, Vienna, 1963
Walnut wood, solid, partially laminated and bent; leather
© MAK/Georg Mayer
Ole Wanscher, Armchair, Model No. PJ 149, Copenhagen, 1949
Rosewood, solid; wickerwork (rattan); upholstery with leather cover
© MAK/Nathan Murrell
Pierre Paulin, Seating furniture Tongue, France, 1967
Metal; foam padding with orange jersey cover
© MAK/Georg Mayer
Franz Schuster, Armchair, Model No. 1652, Vienna, 1952
Beech, solid, partially bent; padding made of foam rubber, textile cover
© MAK/Nathan Murrell
Verner Panton, Panton Chair, Copenhagen, 1967
Polyurethane, painted orange
© MAK/Georg Mayer