Thomas Feichtner designed porcelain objects for Augarten that are modern in their design as well as their execution.
Classic and Industrial design
Thomas Feichtner was born in 1970 in Brazil. After attending school in Linz, Austria, and Düsseldorf, Germany, Feichtner went on to complete a degree in industrial design at the University of Art and Industrial Design in Linz.
In 1997, he founded his own design company where he initially designed sports equipement and industrial goods.He garnered many international design awards including the IF-Design Award, the Design Prize Switzerland, the Cannes Lion (nomination), the Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany, the reddot design award, the European Design Award and the Joseph Binder Award.Besides his work as product designer for Head, Tyrolia, Fischer and Blizzard, Thomas Feichtner also worked in the field of visual communication for Swarovski Optik, Adidas Eyewear, and the British-Israeli designer Ron Arad.
In 2005, following his early successes in Industrial Design, Thomas Feichtner began to distance himself from purely functional designs as he began working with traditional Austrian companies.
Indeed, seeking independence from globalized mass production, he designed products for traditional craft businesses like J & L Lobmeyr, the New Vienna Workshop, Vienna Silver Factory, Vienna Porcelain Manufactory Augarten and Stamm.This was agreat success as his work was repeatedly chosen for interntional exhibitions in Milan, Prague, Ljubljana, Stuttgart, New York and Tokyo.
Additionally, Feichtner is also a professor of product design at the Muthesius Art Academy in Kiel, Germany.
His service “Shortcut” was designed for Augarten in 2011. Having described porcelain with a sense of awe as a “high tech material for its combined robustness and aesthetic”, he had envisioned pieces devoid of ornamentation, which would meet the demands of everyday needs. In honor of the service’s fifth anniversary, earthy natural tones, lending themselves perfectly mixing and matching with the original white models, were added to the line.