greenID in the IIIDspace

Founded in 1988 the International Institute for Information Design (IIID) has now a showroom and project space in the former building of the Wiener Werkstätten (Vienna Worshop). Exhibitions, workshops, symposiums, training courses will promote and develop the discipline of information design and make it accessible to the public.
IIIDspace is also a home base and project room for the 500 IIID members international network (universities, research institutes, private compagnies). Projects will offer an additional stage, new perspectives and a 21st century reinterpretation to the work of Otto and Marie Neurath.
IIIDspace aims to create new cooperations and dialogues in the Vienna Worhsop. Though bringing together international experts, IIIDspace intends to offer an inspiring, cross border and transdiciplinary hub in Vienna.
Observation, analysis and interpretation of nowsdays phenomenons from an information design perspective will contribute to offer new approaches and collaborative research projects.

Neustiftgasse 32-34/13
1070 Vienna

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Feel the atmosphere of the "Wiener Werkstätte"

In 1903, the artists Josef Hoffman and KolomanMoser established the
“Wiener Werkstätte” together with the banker Fritz Wärndorfer. This marked the
foundation of an institution which “became the educator of the entire civilised world through exemplary noble work and exquisite taste, and raised the best of Viennese nature to real international significance”.The Wiener Werkstätte, internationally the unequalled climax of arts & crafts in the 20th century, with a lasting effect to the
present day through its amazingly modern approach, was entered into the commercial register as “Productive Cooperative of Artisans in Vienna”.?Its object was to reunite function and form in a time of inferior mass production and mindless imitation of bygone styles. The technical means for achieving this, was excellent craftsmanship. “Our strength shall lie in good proportions and deft treatment of materials”, as Hoffman and Moser put it in the work programme published in 1905.

The idea of art pervading all spheres of life had already been made an issue within the Wiener Secession movement in the fin de siécle period. To the Wiener Werkstätte, no object was trivial enough for not being designed or refined by artists and artisans. In addition to the activity of the construction office affiliated with the Wiener Werkstätte, the art community designed and manufactured furniture, tableware, cutlery, jewellery, enamel work, book covers, tapestry and various stationary goods. But the range also included art postcards and fashion in all its manifestations.

Apart from a great number of free-lancers and regular contributors like Gustav Klimt, with regard to the Palais Stoclet in Brussels by the architect Josef Hoffmann,
Oskar Kokoschka, whose book “Die träumenden Knaben” was published by the
Wiener Werkstätte in 1908, and Egon Schiele, who designed postcards, it was notably Carl Otto Czeschka (silverwork and textiles), Bertold Löffler, Michael Powolny and Vally Wieselthier (ceramics), Eduard Wimmer-Wisgrill and Max Snischek (fashion) who shaped the image of the Wiener Werkstätte.

As a result of the hard post-World-War-I period and an undeniable decay of style, the Wiener Werkstätte was closed down in 1932.

Enjoy fantastic food

cool refreshments and a nice delighting lunch
in a fresh style and taste of the local neighbourhood
will be served complimentary,

Use public transports for free

the exchange forum fee
also comes with a free 2-days-ticket
for public transports in Vienna

Enjoy Vienna by bike

on one of the evenings we will discover Vienna by bike
and enjoy summertime outside in the Wiener Augarten
(seperate booking necessary)


For your pleasant stay and instant information on availability we recommend booking one of the selected Splendia-Hotels in Vienna. Location: The IIIDspace is near by the Museumsquartier, which is the 07.Neubau and 08.Josefstadt district. Enjoy.

Look out for the Hotel Altstadt, situated just around the corner to the IIIDspace,and definetly one of the most charming and stylish hotels in Vienna.

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