Katharina Mischer (1982) and Thomas Traxler (1981) form Studio mischer'traxler. Based in Vienna they develop and design products, furniture, installations and more, with a focus on experiments, context and conceptual thinking. Balancing between hand craft and technology, they envision whole systems, processes and new production methods that deal with contemporary themes and indicate sustainability and the relevance of nature. Their Results make use of unexpected materials and are often characterized by external inputs, for example the condition of the weather, human interaction or the usage of the existing.After graduating from the IM-masters department at the Design Academy Eindhoven and several years of collaboration, Katharina and Thomas found Studio mischer'traxler in 2009. Their work won the Austrian Experimental Design Award 2009, the DMY Award 2009 and was shortlisted for the Brit Insurance Designs of the year 2010 Award. Exhibitions on contemporary Design displayed their projects in Museums including the Art Institute Chicago, the Design Museum London and the MAK Vienna as well as on International Festivals. In 2011 studio mischer'traxler was honoured with the 'W-hotels designer of the future award' by Design Miami/Basel and W-hotels. Next to their own projects, they work as well in collaborations with other designers and artists and have been invited to lecture and give workshops in various institutes.