A cooperation between breadedEscalope and Neue Wiener Werkstätte with the MAK Vienna
Wed, 10.12.2014–Sun, 14.12.2014
Collective Furniture is a moderated and communal design process during which the interested public cannot only observe the creation of a piece
of furniture, but also actively participate in this undertaking. Decisions and compromises in development will be reached
through discussions, votes, and workshops in order to further consolidate certain specifications and parameters. The online
platform www.collectivefurniture.at serves as the core communication tool for this purpose.
The project was developed by breadedEscalope and is now being realized by the Neue Wiener Werkstätte with the support of departure,
the Creative Unit of the Vienna Business Agency. The aim is to work through all of the stages of product development—from
the initial gathering of ideas via the first prototypes to the final product that is ready to go into production—together
and with the influence of the community in the course of a year-long process. The theme of the piece of furniture has already
been specified and concerns the workplace at home.
In the course of the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK 2014, breadedEscalope and the Neue Wiener Werkstätte presented their joint project
Collective Furniture to the general public for the very first time. It kicked off with an evening of talks by experts from various specialist fields,
which were followed by a panel discussion that provided introductions to the topic from different points of view. In a subsequent
project stage, interested participants could build on existing ideas that had been collected via an online platform, draw
up initial designs, and even build mock-ups during open workshops.