Exploring the fine line between furniture and art object
Austrian designer Felix Muhrhofer works primarily with steel and terrazzo. His pieces, from coffee tables to bar counters, are all made by hand, tested for their qualities, function and aesthetics, and constantly refined, resulting in artistic objects hat combine a strong formal sense with the economy of a handcrafted production process.
Muhrhofer has been working with his own terrazzo for over 20 years: a material that is currently celebrating a veritable renaissance. With his own stone compositions for tables, counters and interior designs, Muhrhofer is taking the recently rediscovered material to a new, modern level. His ever-growing stone collection includes gravel from the southernmost rock in Africa to pebbles from the Danish island of Langeland. Muhrhofer enhances the strong relationship to real places, which eventually constitutes the essence of a stone, making each item unmistakably unique. Muhrhofer works in his own workshop near Vienna and, in addition to his own creations, also designs commissioned works for renowned interior designers such as Kelly Wearstler or the traditional Viennese house Lobmeyr.