30 years ago Harald Geba opened his carpet showroom in the middle of the old city centre of Graz, which is now portrayed in an own carpet collection. Together with New York-based designer Klaus Kempenaars, Harald Geba designed and implemented a collection of rugs – of course of mere fair-trade quality – on the topic „Graz“. Designing the carpets, they did combine architectural elements of buildings such as the Murinsel, Kunsthaus, Messe Halle Graz, Lichtschwert, as well as buildings on the main square and other elements like parts of a chain armor or a traditional costume. Furthermore, they incorporated works of composers related to Graz and elements of the heliocentric system of Johannes Kepler. The Graz Collection unites timeless design and traditional craftsmanship as well as prime knotting skills. Tibetan highland wool is processed by hand right from the shearing to the knotting in two Nepal-based workshops. Additionally, there are natural materials used, such as Chinese silk or linen.
The Graz collection
05. July – 06. July 2023 | Schloss Hollenegg for Design
Austrian Design Talks at Schloss Hollenegg 2023
The Austrian Design Talks at Schloss Hollenegg present ten successful partnerships between design and classical business. Using best-practice examples, they show what contribution design makes to success, how the development…
Design Month Graz, Design Transfer
WorkLets – the new generation of the park bench
WorkLets are wooden seating areas that are located in nature - preferably in idyllic places with a beautiful view - and are intended to invite people to relax, pause and…
A Bunch of Holes
The outdoor furniture ensemble consisting of a table and three stools is the result of the collaboration between fence construction specialists H+S Zauntechnik and designer Martin Mostböck.
Graz is getting parklet prototypes
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A Graz-related Luminaire
Creative Industries Styria has published an invited competition on behalf of Ecoworld LCL GmbH with the aim to develop a Graz-related streetlight, which can be produced in Styria and sold…
Design Transfer, designforum Steiermark
The exhibition “Showcase 2018” shows the results of the interesting as well as successful projects, which were implemented in the course of “CIS-Design Transfer”, the linking format of Creative Industries…