Styrian Design at the Kunsthaus Graz

In collaboration with Creative Industries Styria


Location: Foyer
Information: All lamps can be purchased at the
Kunsthaus-Graz-Shop. More detailed information available in the shop itself or on: T +43-316/8017-9202,


Our starting-point was Lukas Klingsbichel studio for design’s Seedling pendant luminaire, which has been hanging in the Kunsthaus since the last Designmonat festival. The positive resonance it received convinced us to keep going: Rock Light by 13 & 9 Design, HangOn by Johannes Scherr Design and shirt rescue by milli lux have followed.

So the Kunsthaus continues its series in which contemporary artists and designers play a part in designing our furnishings, engaging at various levels with the functions, routines and needs of the institution. Our designs and arrangements ensure that, unconventionally, visitors encounter art and design from the moment they enter the Kunsthaus at ground-floor level.

In collaboration with Creative Industries Styria

Seedling – Lukas Klingsbichel studio for design

“The Seedling pendant luminaire is reminiscent of an opening seed capsule about to release a seedling into its future life as a plant. The capsule mysteriously conceals the light source and so creates an optical effect for the viewer, making them curious to look inside and discover how it works.” (Lukas Klingsbichel)

Only compostable raw materials such as casein glue, European ash and natural blends of wax and oil are used to make the lamp.

At the end of its useful life Seedling can transform into earth, and so provide new fertile soil for tree seeds – hence this is in fact a real “seed capsule”, just as the name suggests. The lamps are made in a sheltered workshop in Bottrop, Deutschland.


shirt rescue – milli lux

“The shirt rescue project aims to give old favourite shirts the chance to shine from the ceiling, in exciting company, for their second life. So rooms are filled not just with light, but with memories too. (Barbara Stölzl)

The Graz lighting brand milli lux has been making fabric lampshades from re-used cotton since 2011. The idea of working with used T-shirts came about during a project on sustainable and fair consumption in 2017.


HangOn – Johannes Scherr Design

“The inspiration for this came from the image of a camp fire with people dancing around it, producing a vivid interplay of light and shadow in the surroundings. It features a three-dimensional figure attached asymmetrically to the light fitting in various different poses. So different shapes are created, depending on the perspective. When the light is switched on, HangOn casts a vivid shadow across the wall.” (Johannes Scherr)

HangOn is made of synthetic resin. The lamps can be used as an individual object or as part of an ensemble in which they interact and communicate with one another.

Johannes Scherr Design works for Austrian and international companies in the fields of mobility, furniture, product, packaging and industrial design.


Rock Light – 13 & 9 Design

The Rock Collection was launched on the market in 2014. It demonstrates 13 & 9’s mission to think independently and to adapt materials for uses that go beyond their original intentions – such as using natural stone to make round lampshades for lighting.” (Anastasia Su)

The lamps are made from ultra-thin natural shale veneers (Stone Veneer ®), available in three different stone surfaces and translucencies. Each surface colour is unique.

13 & 9 was founded in Graz in 2013 and is a product design company based on the partnership between architect and CEO of INNOCAD Architecture Martin Lesjak, who was named Designer of the Year 2015 by Contract magazine, and designer Anastasia Su.



Kunsthaus Graz

Lendkai 1
8020 Graz, Österreich
T +43-316/8017-9200


Opening Hours
Tue-Sun, public holidays 10am - 5pm

Guided tours
Sun 2pm (EN), Sat 3:30pm (GER), Sun & public holidays 11am (GER), exceptions may apply. For specific dates, please visit our calendar. Guided tours also on advance notice.

Architecture Tour 
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