The objects shown here may come as a surprise to those familiar with the Werkraum Bregenzerwald. After all, wood is not the key ingredient! Instead, cork, blackened silver, cowhide, mattress fabric, permanent markers, mustard flour and raw cane sugar were substituted. These components result in diverse and interesting products produced by the member companies of Werkraum Bregenzerwald. They are ideal for those who appreciate regional products and would like to take home a high-quality souvenir from their trip that will be an indelible memory for years to come.
Craftsmanship and design from the Bregenzerwald
Tried and tested examples of craftsmanship and design, selected by Miriam Kathrein.
Teppich Minimal Sixties (Carpet Minimal Sixties)
Material: cork leather, navy colour
Design and production: CLARISSAKORK; Clarissa and Edwin Steurer, Krumbach
anehucko, nauerucko - Stool series
Material: medium density fibreboard. Primed, varnished, pencil, permanent marker
Production: Kaufmann Zimmerei und Tischlerei, Karlheinz Gasser, Reuthe; gschtrub
gestaltung+nochmehr, Anita Fröwis, Mellau
Design: Anita Fröwis, Mellau
Matratzengradl für den Ball (Matratzengradl fabric for the ball)
Production: Schneiderstüble Manuela Maaß, Lingenau
Design: Annette Lutz
Karins Grüner Elfer (Karin’s ‘Grüner Elfer’ spice)
Material: mountain seed, mustard flour, raw cane sugar, celery leaves, parsley, thyme, seedless chili, coriander leaves, coriander, caraway, Tellicherry pepper
Production: Karin Kaufmann, Frau Kaufmann, Egg
Material: silver, yellow gold-plated, blackened
Design and production: Glanzstück,
Christina Fetz-Eberle, Hittisau
Sporthalbschuh (Sport loafer)
Material: Cowhide, Manufacturer: Ina Rüf,
Design: Robert Rüf
This design competition takes place every three years. The highlight is always the exhibition of the entries and prize-winners, which is divided between several locations such as workshops and barns. The village tour in Andelsbuch, a combination of old and new, inside and outside, and above all high-quality handcrafted objects, is a can’t-miss experience!
Find out more about the Bregenzerwald Werkraum’s furniture and craftsmen’s workshops during a guided tour of the depot at the Werkraumhaus in Andelsbuch. It’s a master class of crafts and design from the region. Many of the exhibited objects were purchased from Handwerk+Form for the vorarlberg museum collection. Guided tours take place on the first Saturday of every month from 11 am to 12 pm.
There is a digital collection of all previous submissions to Handwerk+Form, which is open to the public and comprises over 600 designs of furniture and objects created in the Bregenzerwald workshops since 1991. Browse the archive of unique pieces, bestsellers and those already considered classics. www.archivderformen.at