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Mobile Bentwood Kitchen "Love me Bender"

BreadedEscalope (Sascha Mikel, Martin Schnabl, Michael Tatschl)2011

MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art

MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art

By using steam to bend wood, Michael Thonet revolutionized furniture production in the 19th century. His Chair No. 14 became a design milestone, Thonet built an enormous international enterprise. One tenet of the alternative mind set is that the size of a factory is not related to its success. How small can a factory be and still function? The mobile bentwood kitchen Love me Bender takes Thonet’s process and makes it simpler and transportable. Discarded household appliances like tea kettles and range tops suffice to create new furniture, repair old pieces or outfit them with new features. The communal processing of objects in a DIY (Do-it-yourself) fashion is the issue here, not the desire to build a large company.

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  • Title: Mobile Bentwood Kitchen "Love me Bender"
  • Creator: BreadedEscalope (Sascha Mikel, Martin Schnabl, Michael Tatschl)
  • Date Created: 2011
  • Location: Austria, Vienna
  • Subject Keywords: Design
  • Type: Design
  • Rights: Photo: © MAK/Mika K. Wisskirchen
  • Medium: Design
  • Material and Technology: Wood; adapted household devices and tools
  • Manufacturer: BreadedEscalope
  • Inventory Number: DS 91
  • Designer: BreadedEscalope (Sascha Mikel, Martin Schnabl, Michael Tatschl)

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