Generation Köln meets Werkraum Bregenzerwald

Generation Köln / Thomas Schnur


For this year’s exhibition, the four designers of Generation Köln, Karoline Fesser, Klemens Grund, Tim Kerp and Thomas Schnur are travelling to Austria. In the Bregenzerwald region, they met a group of selected craftsmen: Harald Berchtold (Gerhard Berchtold Zimmerei), Martin Bereuter (Tischlerei Bereuter), Valentin Winder (Tischlerei Winder), Wolfgang Meusburger (Tischlerei Wolfgang Meusburger) and Wolfgang Schmidinger (Schmidinger Möbelbau) – all members of the Werkraum Bregenzerwald. Curiously they observe the deep rootedness of the people and the material. The silver fir from the uplands serves as natural resource and living environment at the same time. This material as connecting design element and a close collaboration with the craftsmen are the basis of new products, reflecting impressions of landscape, tradition, building culture and craftsmanship.


In cooperation with the Werkraum Bregenzerwald the designers and the craftsmen present their furniture pieces in a clean new atmosphere at the Galerie Martina Kaiser in Cologne. The exhibition is curated by Sabine Voggenreiter and realized with the support of KölnBusiness Wirtschaftsförderungs-GmbH and the export promotion Go-international of the Austrian federal ministry for digitalization and business location together with the Austrian federal economic chamber.


January 13 – January 19, 2020
Mo – Sa 12 – 8 PM / Sun 12 – 6 PM
Galerie Martina Kaiser, Köln