LAUFEN INNOVATION HUB

27 Sep ─ 5 Oct 2018
LAUFEN INNOVATION HUB

Opening hours: 10 am – 7 pm
Salzgries 21, 1010 Vienna

On the occasion of Vienna Design Week, EOOS Design stages what will later become an interface and platform for creative minds on around 600sqm, with an invitation to a sneak preview at the Laufen Innovation Hub at Marienstiege. On display will be art, analogue and digital as well as visionary, futuristic-looking works on a scientific basis. EOOS Design sculpturally symbolises a battery of microbial fuel cells and lets us see the light with your donation of phosphorus. Behind this is the development of Prof. Ioannis Ieropoulos, a leading bio-robotician who uses the metabolic processes of bacteria to generate energy. The art comes from the Keramik Symposium Gmunden, an Artists in Residence programme; founded in 1963 by Kurt Ohnsorg, developed and fired at the Laufen Werk in Gmunden.
 
PRESENTATIONS
pee power live test
Bio fuel cells generate electricity from urine
Bristol Robotics Laboratory design by eoos
1963 - 1969 KURT OHNSORG-Symposia at the Laufen factory in Gmunden
Ceramics as material in contemporary art
«Ofenwagen» / Permanent installation by EOOS
At the starting point of this poetic production were the carriages moving slowly 
through the approximately one hundred meter long, orange glowing kiln tunnel. 
The installation does not only show the finished products but also the state 
of their formation in the „eternally“ burning fire.
 
TALK
MonDAY 1 Oct 2018, 6:30 pm
Mon Oncle, or why automation doesn‘t scare us
Talk in english _ drinks 6:00 pm
RSVP: marketing@at.laufen.com

GUESTS
_ Dr. Harald Gründl, EOOS Design / “Reinvent the Toilet challenge” 
_ Prof. Ioannis Ieropoulos, Director UWE Bristol Robotics Laboratory
_ Pee Power, Prof. Rachel Armstrong, Newcastle University
_ Living Architecture, Dipl. Volkswirt Marc Viardot, Managing Director 
Central European BU, Director Marketing & Products LAUFEN
Talk moderated by Prof. Christine Schwaiger, NDU

Laufen Key Information

LAUFEN company portrait

Laufen AG is a complete bathrooms specialist. The Swiss company has international operations and its headquarters are in Laufen, Basle-Land Canton in Switzerland. It produces sanitary ceramics and also sells spa solutions, bathtubs, shower trays, bathroom furniture, bathroom accessories and faucets.

LAUFEN facts and figures

The personality of this highly traditional Swiss brand reflects a symbiosis of design, quality and functionality. LAUFEN, the premium brand under the ROCA umbrella, is one of the world's leading manufacturers with a global distribution network.

LAUFEN designers

Although exquisite craftsmanship has always been a trademark of LAUFEN products, a great deal of thought goes into their design too. For several decades now, LAUFEN has had positive experience of the successful collaboration with outstanding architects and designers.