The Werkraum Bregenzerwald offers showcases for the members (called “Werkraumschau”) in which handcrafted objects and other works from them are displayed in the Werkraumhaus.




Ongoing showcase


GASTGEBEN Room(s) for hospitality

Werkraum Exhibition

June 21, 2019 – January 11, 2020


What do craftsmanship and hospitality have in common? The history of mankind suggests that the two developed simultaneously. Building a cult site like Göbekli Tepe in the eastern part of today’s Turkey around 10,000 BCE, for example, was a gigantic endeavour that required cooperation across different clans and tribes. So rituals of hospitality were introduced to forge bonds and join smaller groups into larger unions.


While craftsmanship led to hospitality thousands of years ago, the two are interactive partners today. In the Bregenzerwald, the practice of hosting guests, in private and professional contexts, is a vital catalyst for innovative craftsmanship. The trades and crafts, on the other hand, have a lot to offer to hosts – at least when you interpret and practice them like the members of Werkraum Bregenzerwald. Their handcrafted products are sustainable, durable, timeless, functional. They tell stories of place and time, they are authentic, personal, one-of-a-kind, an added bonus for guests looking for something honest and real, something they can relate to and identify with.


GASTGEBEN – Room(s) for hospitality presents more than 45 members of Werkraum Bregenzerwald in a narrative sales exhibition. Based on the idea of turning a visit to the Werkraum showroom into a special hotel experience, the exhibition highlights the contribution of local craftsmanship to the creation of atmospheric room(s) for hospitality.


There are several aspects to hosting people, represented in separate rooms. The exhibition invites visitors to spend some time exploring them and see what can emerge from a solid partnership of outstanding craftsmanship and authentic hospitality. 


More information around the exhibiton can be found here.