Schloss Hollenegg for Design

Less than an hour from Graz, in the Austrian countryside, a fairytale castle is being turned into a design laboratory. Schloß Hollenegg for Design is a project to support both established and emerging designers as well as design culture, with the aim of creating space for design research, thinking and critique.  Schloß Hollenegg for Design offers the only residency program in Austria, specifically aimed at designers, as well as organising exhibitions, workshops and symposia cantered around design. 

Designers in Residence

Three designers or design studios, are invited every year to take part and sojourn in Schloß Hollenegg, during which time they will work on a site specific design installation. The design installations are curated works on a given theme, that are able to engage, or even interact, with visitors; they could include objects made for production or be thought as limited edition pieces. The designers are free to explore mediums and styles but should let themselves be inspired by the history and the objects of Schloß Hollenegg. The installations will be presented to the public in May of the following year during Designmonat Graz. 

The Residency Program is open to all designers below thirty-five, with at least three years working experience as designers. The residencies take place between June and October and last up to two weeks.