Design Talks

Hollenegg Design Talks are a cooperation between Schloß Hollenegg for Design and Creative Industries Styria.

Even successful entrepreneurs often do not have a clear picture of what it means to work side by side with designers, and what benefits could design as an integrated discipline could bring to their company. Design is still often perceived as an expensive addition that makes things look prettier. The concrete and objective benefits that a creative mind, apt to problem solving, can bring to the equation are mostly neglected. The idea behind "Design Gespräche” is to address this important theme and present successful examples of cooperations between designers and companies. As well as a Keynote speaker, designers are invited to talk side by side with their clients, and recount how the collaboration started, developed and brought positive results. Regional companies who do not work regularly with designers are invited to take part and discover the potential of working with creatives from different fields. 

This year the design talks will take on the 3rd and 4th of July presenting the successful partnership between Karin Santorso und Barbara Ambros of LUCY.D and Augarten Porzellanmanufaktur; Josef Göbel of Tischlerei Göbelwill be in conversation with Alfred Pierer of AlmWellness Hotel Pierer; Martin Fössleitner of Hi-pe.atwill ne in conversation with Stefan Hampl of the Sigmund-Freud-Privatuniversität

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In 2016 our guests were: Katrin Radanitsch of Dottings & Julian Riess of Riess Kelomat / Kirsten Ives of moodley brand identity & Bettina Stoißer-Hubmann of Am Dorfplatz 8 / Thomas Feichtner & Karin Polzhofer of KAPO, Neue Wiener Werkstätte

In 2017 our guests were: Stephanie Hornig & Jean-Paul Vaugoin, of Jarosinski & Vaugoin / Joris Zeibinger of Edelweiss Industrial Design & Markus Schweinzer of WUGGL / Marleen Viereck of Viereck Architekten and Martin Breitberger of Mareiner Holz & Heinz Reitbauer of Steirereck am Pogusch.