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Jakob Oesterreicher

MA work

How to displaying a clothes peg.

It all started as an experiment!

Initial work was concerned with display within exhibition design and explored ways in which the context in which objects are presented can be manipulated by the choice of materials, texture, colour and lighting. Through these studies I stumbled across the humble wooden clothes peg that was initially used as an inexpensive, throw away object to experiment with.

As work progressed I became more obsessed with the peg’s qualities – this simple utilitarian object is at once functional and aesthetically beautiful and deserves to be celebrated as a hero in its own right.

The result is a proposal for a touring exhibition about the wooden clothes peg, designed to tour the world taking up temporary residence in appropriate museums, galleries and showrooms.

Info

  • Portrait
  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Architecture

    Programme

    MA Interior Design, 2014

  • It all started as an experiment!

    Initial work was concerned with display within exhibition design and explored ways in which the context in which objects are presented can be manipulated by the choice of materials, texture, colour and lighting. Through these studies I stumbled across the humble wooden clothes peg that was initially used as an inexpensive, throw away object to experiment with.

    As work progressed I became more obsessed with the peg’s qualities – this simple utilitarian object is at once functional and aesthetically beautiful and deserves to be celebrated as a hero in its own right.

    The result is a proposal for a touring exhibition about the wooden clothes peg, designed to tour the world taking up temporary residence in appropriate museums, galleries and showrooms.

  • Degrees

  • BA Arts, New Design University, St. Pölten, Austria, 2009
  • Experience

  • Internship, Design Research Studio - Tom Dixon, London, 2009; Junior designer, Matteo Thun & Patners, Milan, 2011-12 ; Freelancer (Clients include: Wallpaper Magazine), London 2013
  • Exhibitions

  • 38 Boxes, Beijing Design Week, China, 2012; Sense of Space, Great Western Studio, London 2013