Hubert Schmalix at Galerie Szaal, Vienna


The Austrian painter Huber Schmalix became internationally known at the beginning of the 1980s as an artist of the “Neue Malerei”. Today, his works are shown in various museums such as

  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb
  • Neue Galerie, Graz
  • Sammlung Essl- Kunsthaus, Klosterneuburg
  • Museum der Moderne, Salzburg
  • MAK, Vienna

Galerie Szaal has recently displayed his impressive works. The gallery is located in the heart of Vienna, only a few steps away from the Vienna stock exchange building on the Ring. The owners of Galerie Szaal are also the organisers of the annual prestigious antique shows at Palais Ferstel and Künstlerhaus.

Their next exhibition will be Sasa Makarova, starting October 21st 2016.

Wolfgang, Brigitte & Horst Szaal





The Brussels ING Art Center is presently celebrating its 30th birthday. For this occasion the renowned Viennese artist Peter Kogler presents his floor to ceiling works. Ants, the brain, the terrestrial globe, the lightbulb and the lattice are so many lexical elements to be varied and explored.

His works are modelled by computer, then disposed on any flat surfaces or volume, creating an additional impressive dimension.

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Don’t miss it! The exhibition will terminate already June 19th 2016.

(ING Art Center, Place Royal 6, 1000 Brussels)

Meeting Alexander Girard at the Vitra House

Alexander Girard (1907–1993) was one of the most influential textile artists and interior designers of the twentieth century. He created worlds of colourful opulence in which everything was precisely and artfully coordinated, from the smallest details to the big picture. Examples include the Irwin Miller House in Columbus, Indiana (1953; architect Eero Saarinen) and the legendary restaurant La Fonda del Sol (1960) in New York. Girard designed furniture, small objects and fabrics.

The vitra museum, built by Frank Gehry, painted in honour of the Alexander Girard exhibition.
Alexander Girard
Alexander Girard
Girard fabric designs at the Vitra House

He also designed  for Braniff International Airways and collaborated with such designers as Charles & Ray Eames and George Nelson. The exhibition shows the creative universe from which Girard took his inspiration: folk art from all over the world, which the designer collected throughout his life, from Mexico to India..
A selection of 300 objects from his collection is also featured in the exhibition.


Girard Braniff Airlines 1965
Braniff Airlines Design
Girard - Braniff Airlines
Braniff Airlines Design
Girard - Miller House
Irwin Miller House , Columbus, Indiana
Girard - dolls
Girard Dolls Irwin Miller House , Columbus, Indiana
Girard - La Fonde del sol Resto NYC
La Fonda del Sol Restaurant in NYC, 1960


‘Tstad expo

’Tstad held a 2 day pop-up exhibition at the Verbeke Foundation in Kemzeke not far from Antwerp. We thought it was a great possibility to get some inspiration and find out what’s new for 2016! The exhibition was a pleasure to visit, not least for the cool environment of the Verbeke Foundation showroom, decorated with fascinating art pieces.

Many exhibitors had drawn inspiration from nature and ecology. One of the highlights were the atelier of Tradewinds – charming little retro style wagons for the hotel industry or private gardens – and  Breit & Rietveld, a Dutch wholesaler of great decoration products from the Far East, like beautiful handmade tables, pots and stone objects.

Breit & Rietveld
Breit & Rietveld



After an inspirational visit, Heidi was ready for lunch!! ;)