Special Design Festival Weekend Opening Hours
Saturday 19 & 26 September 11am - 3pm
The ACF London will participate for the first time at this year’s London Design Festival with a solo exhibition of one of Austria’s leading designers. Architect and designer Martin Mostböck will fill the spaces of the ACF with his most iconic works including the FLAXX chair (above) made of 100% recyclable materials.
Martin Mostböck designs houses, interiors and objects for everyday use. He rejects all superficial styling, going back to fundamentals in his design in order to achieve authenticity. The architect has to be able to read his client's mind; only then will a house be a home, with what might be called a soul. Working for leading European companies like Moroso, Eternit, WMF and Vorwerk his designs are part of some of the world’s most prestigious museum collections such as the Museum of Arts and Design, New York, the Design Museum Holon, Tel Aviv and the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts (MAK), Vienna.
Martin Mostböck was born in Vienna and studied at the city’s University of Technology. He began producing his first designs, including furniture and lighting in the early 1990s. From the beginning his designs have been characterized by an experimental approach and have had a particularly strong affinity to the visual arts. Since 1994 he has been working with the celebrated Austrian design & architecture team Coop Himmelb(l)au in the fields of architecture, design, construction and urban planning. He has lectured at both the University of Technology Vienna and the University of Applied Arts in Vienna.
He has received many national and international Awards and nominations for his work (Green Good Design Award, Red Dot Design Award, Good Design Award, Adolf Loos Preis - Österreichischer Staatspreis Design, International Design Award Baden- Württemberg, Designpreis der Bundesrepublik Deutschland). Martin Mostböck has taught Designstudio and was lecturer at the University of Technology Vienna, the Design Museum Holon/Tel Aviv and the University of Applied Arts/Vienna.
The opening of the exhibition will be accompanied by the launch of:
Martin Mostböck AID - ArchitectureInteriorsDesign
With Austrian wine and culinary treats (courtesy Erich Stekovics and Kipferl Café).