About

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Vandasye is a Vienna-based office for design founded by Georg Schnitzer and Peter Umgeher in 2008. With a background in diverse design disciplines, we work on projects ranging from industrial products to exhibition design. Our approach is centered around utility, the evolution of domestic behaviour and a contemporary formal vocabulary.

Context
»Context« is our constantly growing online collection of links, references and citations. It enables our projects to be viewed within the context of their surroundings and their influences, making parallels and differences visible. The selected material demonstrates coherent relationships and their visual derivation to clarify our design intention.

Permanent Collections
MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna
Imperial Furniture Collection, Vienna
NM – State Museum for Art and Design, Nuremberg

Exhibitions
»WEtransForm, Art and Design on the Limits to Growth«
Curated by Eva Kraus and Martina Fineder
NM – State Museum for Art and Design, Nuremberg, 2016

»Austrian Design – Making a Difference«
Curated by chmara.rosinke
Cape Craft and Design Institute, Capetown, 2014

»Tomorrow Is…«
Curated by Martina Fineder, Eva Kraus
MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, 2014

»Nomadic Furniture 3.0«
Curated by Martina Fineder, Thomas Geisler, Sebastian Hackenschmidt
MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, 2013

»Vandasye – The Shape of Things«
Curated by Gerold Tagwerker
Galerie der Stadt Wels, 2013

»WerkStadt Vienna. Design Engaging the City«
Curated by Sophie Lovell
MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, 2013

»Vienna Open«
Design festival, Vienna, 2012

»International exhibition Slow Design«
Budapest Design Week, Budapest, 2012

»A Taste of Austrian Design and Lifestyle«
Stockholm, 2012

»WerkStadt Vienna. Design Engaging the City«
Helsinki, 2012

»Selected: Sustainable Design«
Graz, 2012

»Vienna Design Week Embassy«
Sofia Design Week, Sofia, 2011
Mikser Design Expo, Belgrad, 2011

»Selected Items 1 & 2«
Temporary Store Project curated by Alexandra Weigand
Munich, 2010 / 2011

»2000–2010 Design in Wien«
Curated by Tulga Beyerle, Peter Stuiber
Wien Museum, Vienna, 2010

»Blickfang Selected«
Curated by Mateo Kries
Blickfang, Basel, Zurich, Vienna, 2010 / 2011

»Yes! we’re Open«
Curated by Thomas Lommee
Innovation Festival, Kortrijk, 2010

»Vandasye at Chronometrie Sulzberger«
Vienna Design Week Passionswege, Vienna, 2010

»Designers Furniture«
The Russian Club Gallery, London, 2010

»Exhabited«
Magazin Gallery, Vienna, 2010

»Our New Apartment«
Johannsen Gallery, Berlin, 2010

»Wordplay«
The New York Times Magazine Gallery Seven, New York, 2010

»New Design Items«
KlausEngelhorn Depot, Vienna, 2010

»Phänomen Ikea«
Imperial Furniture Collection, Vienna, 2010

»Firing Cells, About Having a Moment«
MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, 2010

»Prototypes and Experiments IV«
Aram Gallery, London, 2010

»Hollmann Beletage«
Vienna Design Week, Vienna, 2009

»Spot on Wien«
100%Design, Tokyo, 2009

»Prototypes and Experiments III«
Aram Gallery, London, 2009

»Doing boundless«
Platform 3, Munich, 2009

»The Real Thing«
MU Museum, Eindhoven, 2009

Publications
Form, Frankfurt, Issue 243, September 2012
MAK Artpaper, Vienna, June 2012
Surface, New York, April 2011
»Leporello«, Radio OE1, Vienna, 14/10/2010
Kaleidoscope, Milano, Issue 05, February 2010
Designweek, London, Volume 25-3, 21 January 2010
Icon Magazine, Epping, Issue 81, March 2010
Viewpoint, London, Issue 25, 2010
Intramuros, Paris, Issue 146, January 2010
Lodown Magazine, Berlin, Issue 69, December 2009
LS:N, the future laboratory, London, 2009
The New York Times Magazine, New York, Issue Feb 10, 2008

Bibliography
»Vandasye – The Shape of Things«
Softcover: 18 pages
Publisher: Galerie der Stadt Wels, 2013

»MADE 4 YOU / NON STOP!«
Softcover: 64 pages
Publisher: MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, 2012

The MAK design happening »MADE 4 YOU. Design for Change NON STOP!« — staged as part of Vienna Design Week 2012 by Vandasye — uses an assortment of various devices to introduce new forms of individual and small-series goods manufacturing. Production will be devoted to objects useful in catering the evening event, as well as to a possible range of products for the MAK Design Shop. The museum will thus become a site of simultaneous production, distribution, and consumption, making visible processes related to the economics of consumer goods. Download PDF

»Apartment«
Softcover: 48 pages
Publisher: Vandasye, 2011

The »Apartment« series, an ongoing collection of furniture, lighting and accessories, originates from the idea of using prefabricated components along with today‘s production techniques. The products are centered around utility, the evolution of domestic behaviour and a contemporary formal vocabulary.

»Our New Apartment«
Softcover: 48 pages
Publisher: Vandasye, 2009

The collection »Our New Apartment« is a radical assemblage of prefabricated components (standardized wood and plywood from local builders merchants) and selective laser sintered polyamide parts. The selfengineered polyamide parts and the semi-finished materials enhance a clarity of purpose wholly dedicated to usage and explore the obviousness of a very simple constructive logic based on analogies, function and material. The investigation of selective laser sintering on ordinary objects draws conclusions of the visual and technical qualities of this material.

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