I had the fantastic opportunity to be in Austria last week, visiting with Contract’s 2015 Designer of the Year Martin Lesjak who leads the architecture firm INNOCAD as well as the design firm 13&9 Design with his partner Anastasia Su. Here are some visual highlights of my time in Vienna and Graz, visiting Lesjak and his friends and colleagues.
The Mur River in central Graz.
John Czarnecki with Anastasia Su and Martin Lesjak in the OBB headquarters that INNOCAD designed.
The architects and designers in the INNOCAD studio.
In the INNOCAD studio, Anastasia Su and Martin Lesjak reviewing a project.
Martin Lesjak showing John Czarnecki some images of the firm’s recent work.
Inside the 13&9 Design studio.
Inside the studios of INNOCAD and 13&9Design.
John Czarnecki pulling a screen inside one of INNOCAD”s workplace interiors in Vienna.
Inside the Erste bank in Vienna, designed by INNOCAD.
John Czarnecki inside the Erste bank in Vienna, designed by INNOCAD. He is seated on the Low Chair by 13&9 Design.
Czarnecki and Lesjak inside one of INNOCAD’s recent workplace interiors.
The Black Rose, a residential building in Graz renovated by Lesjak.
2015 Designer of the Year Martin Lesjak cooks!
Contract’s relationship with INNOCAD began four years ago, with the July/August 2012 cover story on the Microsoft Vienna project.
Editor in Chief John Czarnecki and 2015 Designer of the Year Martin Lesjak, in Graz, Austria.