Austrian architect and designer Martin Mostböck designs furniture, houses, furniture and equipment, interiors and objects of everyday use. He rejects all superficial styling, going back to fundamentals in his design in order to achieve authenticity.
Studio Name: Martin Mostböck D.I. Arch. – AID. ArchitectureInteriorsDesign
Design Team: Martin Mostböck and team
Location: Forchtenstein, Austria
Consultants: DI Franz Kopinits – structural engineer, viabizzuno VBO Austria – lighting consultant
Photography Credits: Nathan Murrell Photography
He compares his approach to design to that of a design engineer who seeks out ideas which he can make not only visible but also palpable for other people. He sees architecture as a shared journey, at the end of which all participants are happy, and compares planning a house to making a tailored suit. The architect has to be able to read his client’s mind; only then will a house be a home, with what might be called a soul.
Martin Mostböck studied architecture at the University of Technology Vienna and received his Diploma in 1994. Since 1994 he has been practicing with COOP HIMMELB(L)AU in the fields of architecture, design, construction and urban planning. In 2001 established his own Studio with works from product to furniture design, interior design to houses and residential housing. Working for leading companies like Moroso, Eternit, Vorwerk and WMF his designs are part of some of the world’s most prestigious museum collections such as the Museum of Arts and Design/New York, the Design Museum Holon/Tel Aviv and the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Vienna.
He has received many national and international Awards and nominations for his work (Green Good Design Award, Red Dot Design Award, Good Design Award, Adolf Loos Preis – Österreichischer Staatspreis Design, International Design Award Baden- Württemberg, Designpreis der Bundesrepublik Deutschland).
Martin Mostböck has taught Designstudio and was lecturer at the University of Technology Vienna, the Design Museum Holon/Tel Aviv and the University of Applied Arts/Vienna.