WerkStadt Vienna: Design Engaging the City showcases an extraordinary collection of curated collaborations between young designers and small to medium-sized manufactories in the city of Vienna that were part of VIENNA DESIGN WEEK's Passionswege. They serve as a template for reconnecting design with local industry in a very real way for designers, entrepreneurs, and consumers. It mixes centuries of craft skills with new design thinking and shows that design can be inspiring to everyone - both producers and users. It is about the soft and hard values of desgin as a facilitator for bringing people together and enhancing the commercial and creative profile of a city at the same time. Sophie Lovell
Published for the exhibition of the same title (12.12.2012–17.3.2013).
A project by VIENNA DESIGN WEEK in cooperation with the MAK.
Edited by MAK & VIENNA DESIGN WEEK with texts by Thomas Geisler, Lilli Hollein, Sophie Lovell, Christoph Thun-Hohenstein.
64 pages, numerous coloured illustrations,
21,5 x 26,7 cm, paperback
MAK Vienna 2012 and authors