When in 1995 the Economic Chamber of Vienna created the umbrella brand “Wien Products”, the reasons were clear: selected companies and cultural institutions from Vienna should be supported in their exports. Currently 54 excellent companies have received this “seal”, which has a successful track record to show.
Products or services which are deemed as part of “Wien Products” must meet the highest quality requirements and production standards while also encompassing the unique flair and special aesthetics of Vienna. In order to ensure an exact classification, the members are divided into several groups.
“Delicacies” propagates “a city to enjoy”, “Culture” conveys “living tradition”, “Jewelry” shows “the valuable sides of the city”, “Style” is “rich in tradition, modern, timeless” – and “Living” presents “everything which forms Viennese flair”. With this edition, “Very Vienna” introduces five prime examples of “Wien Products” to you.
The porcelain manufactory in the 2nd district is ranked as one of the most famous in the world. Ornaments from the days of the monarchy are still in their assortment, and the items produced in cooperation with “guest designers” are just as popular – be it Josef Hoffmann, the former Jugendstil architect (r.) or currently Thomas Feichtner.
Spiegelgasse 3, 1010 Vienna, tel.: +43 (0)1 512 14 94,
Mon – Sat 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., www.augarten.com
“Handmade with love”: The imaginative & traditional business has already received various renowned designer awards with its distinctive handmade glasses. Every fabrication from the house “Schau Schau” is a beautiful piece of modern design while also respecting the anatomic conditions such as frame size, nose width, temple length etc. – manufactured of natural high class materials.
Rotenturmstraße 11 / corner Ertlgasse, 1010 Vienna, tel.: +43 (0)1 533 45 84, Mon – Sat 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., www.schau-schau.at
The shop located on Brunnenmarkt is
a popular meeting point for connoisseurs and an insider tip for tourists. Along with marmalades, honey and preserved delicacies fresh fruits and vegetables are being offered here. A tasty experience!
Brunnenmarkt (corner Brunnengasse / Schellhammergasse), 1160 Vienna, tel.: +43 (0)1 406 88 05-21, Tue – Sat 8 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.,
Fri also 3.30 p.m. – 6 p.m., www.stauds.com
MADE TO MEASURE
The family business – Nicolas Venturini pictured above – has been a producer of tailor-made shirts of the highest quality durability, dimensional stability and patterns since generations. To keep your two-ply shirt new for as long as possible, you will also get the necessary maintenance tips. The expert advice is first class, too.
tel.: +43 (0)1 512 88 45, Mon – Fr 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.,
Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., www.venturini.at
Mühlbauer has been producing hats in Vienna ever since 1903. Since recent years it has become the international top address if one is looking for modern designs, which are still produced according to old artisanal traditions, because when materials and production is concerned, top quality can only be achieved by hand.
tel.: +43 (0)1 512 22 41, Mon – Fri 10 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.,
Sat 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., www.muehlbauer.at
Text : MARION HAUSER & KLAUS PETER VOLLMANN