THE DESIGNER

Lisa Stolz is an architect and furniture designer from Vienna, Austria. She completed her master's degree in architecture at the Technical University in 2014. She then worked in an architectural office before founding the interior start-up "Creative Home" together with three fellow students. This project sparked her interest in furniture design and inspired her to move to London in 2016 to study furniture design at Central Saint Martins College.

During her studies, Lisa started the "MOWO, move with wood" project with the idea of ​​creating soft and springy furniture from wooden materials. In September 2021, she successfully finalized a Kickstarter campaign that marked the launch of the furniture brand.

Lisa Stolz is currently back in her hometown of Vienna, where she continues to explore the boundaries of furniture design in her studio in the 7th district...

INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY

The secret of our furniture lies in the potential of elastic wood, combined with innovation and technology. Elastic wooden elements such as springy slatted frames or the frames of cantilever chairs are well known in the furniture sector - we go one step further and adapt the concept to our seating furniture.

In order to use the strength of the wood fibers optimally, we manufacture a special, fine molded plywood that adapts individually under load. Each product series went through an intensive development phase to ensure the ideal material thickness and composition of the wood.

We have succeeded in creating a highly functional wooden element that absorbs and supports movements in a unique form.

MATERIALS & SUSTAINABILITY

Our products consist of a core of high-quality beech or birch veneer. Depending on the model series, this core is either openly visible, such as in the Aera series, or covered by a decorative veneer of oak, walnut or black-stained ash (coming soon!). We only use FSC-certified veneers and make sure that our manufacturers comply with European standards. This ensures that our forests are managed sustainably.

All surfaces of our products are varnished, which makes them water and dirt repellent. We use water-based lacquer, which can be produced in a more environmentally friendly way and has a lower VOC load than polyurethane and oil-based lacquers.


The wooden shapes are held together with PPM (polypropylene multifilament) cords in bright colors. Individual cord colors are available in rPET, which is made from 100% recycled PET bottles.

PRODUCTION

Our products are manufactured by the Greek family business Kkervvit, which has specialized in the production of molded plywood parts since 1991. Awarded the FSC chain of custody certificate, they guarantee that all our products come from responsible forest management and controlled origins and that fair working conditions are ensured for all employees.

In the sense of a resource-saving and at the same time economical handling of materials, the majority of the production waste is sold to a recycling company, which processes it into chipboard, pellets and other wood products.

Exhibitions

UPCOMING

03. 2024 - Möbelmuseum Vienna 'Here we are! Women in design 1900 – today', 01.03. - 30.06.2024, Vienna, Austria

05. 2024 - Schloss Hollenegg 'Wood-Land', Hollenegg, Austria

PAST

12. 2023 - Bratislava Design Week, Slovakia
09. 2023 - Vienna Design Week, Austria
06. 2023 - Fifteen seconds festival, Graz, Austria
05. 2022 - Clerkenwell Design Week, London, UK
09. 2021 - Furniture Museum Vienna, Austria
10. 2020 - Dutch Design Week / digital
06. 2020 - Milan Design Week / digital
09. 2019 - Vienna Design Week, Austria
05. 2019 - Design without borders, Budapest, Hungary
11. 2018 - Global Grad Show, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
10. 2018 - Biennial Interior, Kortrijk, Belgium
09. 2018 - Mint Gallery, London Design Festival, UK (pictured right)
08. 2018 - Messum's Wiltshire Gallery, Salisbury, UK
06. 2018 - UAL Degree Show, Central Saint Martins, London, UK

Awards & Press

AWARDS

2022 - 'creative_pioneer' funding, Vienna Business Agency
2019 - 'Worth Partnership Project' grant, EU COSME program
2019 - Shortlist 'one&twenty', German Design Council
2018 - Awarded 'Belgian Interior Awards - Objects'
2018 - Shortlist 'Gordon Russel national furniture design competition'

Press

Wienerin
Kurier
Die Presse
Design Milk
Dis-up!
Harpers Bazaar
IDEAT
MaterialDistrict
Monocle
Octogon
Paris-art
Telegraph

Design cooperations

ante up

Circle of Life: The two designers Benedikt Stonawski and Hauke ​​Unterburg stand for sustainable and circular product and furniture design with their Viennese label “ante up”.

The two studied at the “Design Academy Eindhoven” in the Netherlands and at the “University of Design” in Karlsruhe, Germany, and have already realized several joint projects.

They believe in a world in which everything remains in a cycle and nothing loses its meaning - based on this vision, Benedikt and Hauke ​​offer services in the area of ​​product design: They advise on eco-design principles, sustainable materials and production methods. They develop sophisticated concepts, test them in their workshop and create unique products.

Also when designing the 'Aera Curve' bench, they combined a clever and at the same time visually harmonic construction with durable materials to create a timeless object that will never lose its meaning.