The Schauraum für angewandte Kunst is a concept store opened in 1997 in the middle of Vienna's 7th district.
Here you will find home and tableware, jewellery, scarves, fashionable accessories and the versatile knitwear collection from austriandesign.at.
- Slow Fashion Made in Austria -
The owner Karin Merkl loves applied art and that's why she takes works by artists, artisans and designers with her from her Design Discovery tours to Vienna: Vases, tea and coffee sets, fragrance lamps, jewellery, fashion accessories, .... all with a special twist, with a design idea that she wants to convey to her customers and offer for sale in her showroom.
Karin Merkl has been designing fashion accessories under the austriandesign.at label since 2004: it is the "scarf" theme with which it all began. Initially, hand-felted silk scarves, which are felted in a Japanese felting technique with merino wool with or without iridescent silk in the purest of handicrafts, whereby the craftsmanship know-how makes a modern interpretation of the old Japanese technique of felting with its unique character possible in the first place and is unique. The "Vienna" scarf stole is still made by hand in Vienna and is available in a wide range of colours.
Later Karin Merkl varies and modifies the basic shape of the scarf, the rectangle, so that it becomes a changeable, reversible garment and has her designs knitted in extra-fine, mottled merino wool in Vienna. The knitwear collection is growing and the models can always be combined with each other, many models are reversible and can be worn in different ways. The colour selection is large and an individual choice of colour combination is possible.
It is the zeitgeisty idea of a sustainable capsule collection - lived slow fashion knitwear and the sustainable idea of a capsule wardrobe. This is how "favourite pieces for everyday life" have been created since 2006 and especially today, when a rethink and economical use of resources is more important than ever, the concept of austriandesign.at seems more contemporary than any other.
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Fashion accessories MADE IN AUSTRIA - sustainable and fair
Why products from austriandesign.at are a good buy.
Fair & Social
We design products for everyday use from the purest natural materials. We know all our suppliers and maintain a friendly and respectful relationship with each other.
In the family-run knitting factory near Vienna, compliance with social and environmental standards is guaranteed. "Ecological and social it must be", that is our contribution to sustainability.
Made in Austria
Made in Austria - We at austriandesign.at believe: "Regio is the new eco!"
We produce regionally, which means in Austria, currently in Vienna and in the vicinity of Vienna, where our company headquarters are located. We promote regional handicraft far away from mass and fast-moving things, because we want to preserve diversity, tradition and authenticity.
Products with an authentic story!
In order to keep the transport routes and thus the emissions deliberately small, we only use natural materials from European production, from a neighbouring country of Austria.
Knitting is done near Vienna, in a small family-run knitting factory, to ensure that production is as resource-saving and environmentally friendly as possible.
The zero waste philosophy deliberately keeps waste to a minimum. The production "on demand" counteracts overproduction and textile and recycling mountains, the models are easily recyclable. The processed wool is made from mulesing-free raw yarn and is ÖKO Tex Standard 100 certified.
Shipping is carried out by the austrian. Post CO2-neutral.
"Everyday things that are not everyday things." -
Showroom for Applied Art offers collectors' items and favourite pieces with stories, geography and a good conscience
Feedback from our customers
Package arrived quickly and well. Good quality as always!
Love your style. Harvest compliments again and again.
Peiyi Yu, London
Thank you very much. I have received your stole jacket. The jacket is as beautiful as pictured on your website.
Thank you very much - especially for the interesting newsletter. Of course I'll be looking at the shop in the next few days!
Gabriele, Upper Austria
I love to wear my pieces with all my heart. Thank you.
Thank you so much for the beautiful scarves!
The delivery arrived perfectly - it's just a pleasure to be able to unpack such beautiful pieces, thank you!
Thank you so much for the beautiful PullOver dresses!
Am I the only one in Holland who wears her beautiful knitwear?