Published on : Tuesday, June 29, 2021
The Day-By-Day rug, designed by Mischer’ Traxler for NODUS, will be among the pieces exhibited in “Design By Time”, at the Museum of Craft and Design until August 15th, in San Francisco.
Through the works selected, by 22 artists from 8 Countries, the exhibition explores for the first time how the dynamic passage of time can be embodied within design objects.
The Day By Day handmade rug, conceived for NODUS by Austrian designers Katharina Mischer and Thomas Traxler, fully expresses the theme of the exhibition, as its pattern charts the labor and time spent knotting it: each day a different weaver fills in part of the pattern, creating a stripe that functions as a punch card.
Balancing between hand craft and technology, Katharina Mischer and Thomas Traxler envision whole systems, processes and new production methods that indicate sustainability and the relevance of nature. Part of their Design process is to examine, experiment, analyse and reject. This critical view often questions and affects the relation between producer, object and owner. “Why and what for” are often the main concerns before a new project comes into being, whilst “What if” ceases in new interpretations and different possibilities. Their Results often make use of unexpected materials and are often characterized by external inputs, for example the condition of the weather or the usage of the existing.