commissioned by Schloß Hollenegg for Design
Studio, mischer'traxler was invited by Schloß Hollenegg for Design to stay in this special castle for a week and develop a site-specific design project to the theme of SLOW.
The resulting installation is called 'isochrone'
Isochrone tries to capture time and pace within a process and an object. It is a constant movement representing time and continuity, to be observed in a calm meditative manner.
A multilayered tabletop, representing the various layers of Schloss Hollenegg's history, is made by carefully piling colourful strata, each hand-made out of pigments, glue, sawdust and paper, onto each other. Once dried, the finished tabletop is placed underneath a big pendulum. Slow and constant, the pendulum swings circularly back and forth, abrading a section of the tabletop. Through the monotonous, steady and continuous movement, a bowl is formed on the tabletop, and the layers of which the surface is made of, are unveiled.
The finished object is a hybrid between a flat surface table, and a bowl; it enriches and complements perfectly the collection of special, unusual and occasionally strange objects, that decorate the rooms of Schloss Hollenegg.
project assistants: Maria Bauhofer, Elisa Polner
with special support in regards to development of the material: Eva Ohrhallinger
material: pendulum: metal, motor, weight, grinder | tabletop: wood-glue, pigments, sawdust, paper
dimension: pendulum machine 100cm x 130cm x 220cm
table: high table: Ø60cm x 85cm (height) |
low table: Ø 72cm x 45cm (height)
Schloß Hollenegg for Design