Test Drive: Rolls-Royce Wraith

The most driver-focused car Rolls-Royce has ever built

Our first look at the Wraith came last winter, and left us wanting to get behind the wheel. We recently had the chance to spend a day with it in and around Vienna, where we glided down scenic boulevards, sped on motorways and toured scenic country roads. The 2014 Wraith is a fastback coupe, and it’s the most powerful Rolls-Royce ever made, gracefully moving its …

Vienna Design Week: Bertille & Mathieu + Lobmeyr

The French-Swiss duo reinvents an iconic company's products in a sweet collaboration

by Adam tch As part of Vienna Design Weekwhich concludes this Saturday, 5 OctoberFrench-Swiss designers Bertille Laguet and Mathieu Rohrer (Bertille & Mathieu) are currently collaborating with iconic glassware and lighting company Lobmeyr. And Leonid Rath of Lobmeyr says, “They are as sweet as their project.” Now in its seventh edition, the eventcurated by Tulga Beyerle and Lilli Holleinis highlighted every year with its Passionswege …

Gabarage

An upcycling design firm giving discarded products a second life and people in need a second chance

Set in Vienna’s design-forward 4th district, Gabarage Upcycling Design repurposes materials from personal and corporate donations—old binders, street signs, film, tennis balls and more—into playful, purposeful modern design pieces. The upshot is a dramatic increase in product lifecycles, garbage bins may become furniture, a silencer may become a piece of jewelry, and a bowling pin can find a far more peaceful existence as a flower …