handwerk+form 2023

design competition in the bregenzerwald

Handwerk+Form, one of the most important design competitions in the crafts sector, starts today and will take place for the 9th time in 2023. The competition, initiated by Werkraum Bregenzerwald, is a source of inspiration for crafts culture and encourages cooperation between regional companies and designers from the area and abroad.

This innovative idea has characterized schmidinger möbelbau since the 90s and connects the workshop in Schwarzenberg, Bregenzerwald, with the world.

For managing director Wolfgang Schmidinger, co-founder and today member of Werkraum, the competition is an opportunity to deepen long-standing design cooperations and to get to know new designers.

Together with Christian Steiner (Austria), Sabine Bischof (Germany) and Armin Muhamedagić (Liechtenstein), five objects were created: the easy chair Daisy, children’s table plenum and children’s stool Pleni, the pull-out sofa Day & Night as well as the chair couple Dur & Moll.

Together with all the submissions – a total of 79 from over 35 participating craft companies from the region – the objects can be seen on the exhibition tour from October 13 to 22, 2023. Starting from the Werkraum house in Andelsbuch, the tour leads through special locations and historic buildings in the village.

For those particularly interested, the Werkraum offers guided tours with a look behind the scenes.

Exhibition tour
Friday to Sunday | 13 to 15 and 20 to 22 October 2023, daily from 10 am to 6 pm