From 21 to 29 October 2017, the Dutch Design Week will set the stage for an exhibition of contemporary Austrian design. The exhibition, which is titled "Austrian Design Compositions" and was conceived and organised by the Austrian export agency ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA, centres around the hidden, invisible story behind the exhibits.

A product is the result of a long and elaborative process, which comprises many different stages - from the original idea to the design implementation. However, this unique product history is often unknown to the customer as well as to the end user. The "Austrian Design Compositions" exhibition honours the invisible but decisive aspects behind the ready product, whether it is the initial idea, the personal need, the emotional trigger or the source that inspired the designer to develop the product. The result is a poetic, personal documentation of the motivation of the designers.

The exhibition design of "Austrian Design Compositions", in which the genesis of each of the exhibits is highlighted by means of visual anecdotes, was made by illustrator and graphic designer Lilly Panholzer. It shows exclusively the latest designs by ATARA design, EL BE Keramik, Irene Maria Ganser, Lucy.D, Martin Breuer Bono and Roben as well as products by Christine Hechinger, Hussl, NOV24, Organoid, Thomas Schiefer, Vera Pure and students of the New Design University St. Pölten.

ATARA design ATARA design Website
Christine Hechinger Christine Hechinger Website
EL BE Keramik EL BE Keramik Website
Hussl Hussl Website
Irene Maria Ganser Irene Maria Ganser Website
Lucy.D Lucy.D Website
Martin Breuer Bono Martin Breuer Bono Website
Lavinia Hausner/New Design University Lavinia Hausner/New Design University Website
Edissa Catovic Edissa Catovic Website
Christian Herzog Christian Herzog Website
NOV24 NOV24 Website
Organoid Organoid Website
Thomas Schiefer Thomas Schiefer Website
Vera Pure Vera Pure Website


Yksi Expo
Torenallee 22-04
5617BD Eindhoven

Map No. 30

Strijp Area

Accessible for disabled

Opening hours

Sat 21 Oct 11:00 - 18:00
Sun 22 Oct 11:00 - 18:00
Mon 23 Oct 11:00 - 18:00
Tue 24 Oct 11:00 - 18:00
Wed 25 Oct 11:00 - 18:00
Thu 26 Oct 11:00 - 18:00
Fri 27 Oct 11:00 - 18:00
Sat 28 Oct 11:00 - 18:00
Sun 29 Oct 11:00 - 18:00


Curator: ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA/Reanne Leuning
Exhibition design: ALLDSGN/Lilly Panholzer
Graphic: ALLDSGN/Lilly Panholzer
Texts: ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA/Reanne Leuning
Sponsors: Patrick Sagmeister


ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA is the Austrian trade promotion organisation with a network of 110 offices in 70 countries. It offers Austrian companies and their international partners a wide range of services and events – as many as 1,200 are organised annually – to support the creation of high-profile international professional contacts.

Telephone: 0043 5 90 900 36 13