Resonance & Aesthetics

Wie wäre es, wenn wir das Unsichtbare berühren könnten?

Fasziniert von dieser Idee initiiert Miki Martinek mit der Fotografin Rita Newman bei der VIENNA DESIGN WEEK 22 einen künstlerischen Forschungsprozess, der unsichtbare Resonanz in konkreten ästhetischen Objekten manifestiert. Mittels physikalischer Frequenzfotografie und Martineks Design wird unsichtbare Resonanz transformiert: Vibrationen interessierter Besucher:innen verwandeln sich in Ihren persönlichen Signature Vibe. Die haptischen Blues Drops in Leinen sind eine Bühne im Designprozess.

Haben Sie Interesse, an dieser neuen magischen Fusion teilzunehmen?

Meet the new fusion! 

Signature Vibes

Vienna Design Week

Festivalzentrale Gewölbe
16.9. bis 25.9.
11–20 Uhr

1060, Rahlgasse 8

Dein persönlicher Signature Vibe


ein transparenter Design Process, der sich im Leinenstoff Blue Drops manifestiert.




Resonanz & Aesthetics

Künstlerischer Designprozess
mit Miki Martinek

16/18/20/21/22 September 2022, 17–20 Uhr

Physikalische Fotographie mit Rita Newman

17/19/23/24/25 September 2022, 17–20 Uhr

Persönliche Termine vereinbaren Sie unter



Während der Vienna Design Week laden
Rita Newman und Miki Martinek zwischen 11 und 20 Uhr zum Austausch!


Featured product for VDW 2022


Linen in Jaquard  

Lichtreflexionen auf Wasserwellen ergeben jene Schwingungsbilder, die Rita Newman fotografisch festhält. Ich als Designerin binde diese Schwingungsbilder als zusammengewebte Melodie in edles Leinengewebe. Im Jacquard-Gewebe harmonisieren die Fasern um die Grundfarbe Blau. Die Technik webt die Resonanzen in das Gewebe hinein. Blue Drops tauchen aus der Tiefe auf, oder fallen wie Tropfen ins Meer. 

Are you curious about this?


Vienna Design Week Archiv

You are warmly invited to share my design journey at VIENNA DESIGN WEEK from 2010 to the present.
Let’s begin in the now!



Abstract meets concrete


From aesthetic photography to aesthetic fabric: an experiment

Using digital photography and a novel design process, Rita Newman, photographer, and Miki Martinek, designer, collaborate in an experimental two-step process to transform intangible, invisible resonance (perceived through digital photography) into the vibrant tangible fabric BLUE DROPS.

Have a look to the new fusion!

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Love of trees

Design & Crafts

Design- and woodturning lectures, with Hermann Viehauser (woodturner)

With her love for the handmade, Miki Martinek inspires and instigates an exchange about DESIGN & Crafts. Join the new discourse with the crafts of bygone royalty in designer-influenced woodturned collectibles. Contribute to the discussion and thinking through hands-on creative experience.

Join the action-discourse!

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touching eternity

Horn Handles

Window display at Hartmann Wien, 1010 Vienna

Twenty years ago I discovered my love for the material Horn. I brought this back to life for the exhibition Design from the Alps in 2019. HORN HANDLES for timeless furniture were launched at Vienna Design Week.

A touch of natural elegance!

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pouring the source of life

Blaues Gold

Water tasting and design launch at Stamm Concept Store, 1010 Vienna

Pure drinking water is one of the natural resources in Austria. Now it can be enjoyed in a form that does justice to its health and environmental value. I developed the Drinking Water Set BLAUES GOLD as a gift for the Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism. 1 Water Carafe + 2 Glass Tumblers, hand-blown Crystal Glass.

To your health!

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contribute purposefully to everyday life

Give life a change

Experiential and dynamic action-reading at Riegelnik, 1080 Vienna

GIVE LIFE A CHANGE was my call to action: to include others in contributing purposefully to sustainable change and so to well-being for people. I designed a show case to reach people and chose words as my medium in the window of the printers.

I furnished it with custom-made text-wallpapers on the theme of the call.  I invited other designers to showcase their projects in the event: to stimulate different ways of thinking and working together and to stimulate positive action in the heart of the community. Every month we added new projects to the window. 

Get involved!


the mystery of lighting

Bloom, Seed, Completion

Product development Dotzauer Lighting, 1010 Vienna

The unanticipated chandelier collection was produced and presented with collaboration partner Dotzauer Decorative Lighting. Miki Martinek was supported in this cutting-edge production by Harry Spraiter. The new LED chandelier was a recognition and a response to movements in society. 

Live in the light!

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the values of diverse cultures


design.text, talk & discussion at d.sign-gallery, 1010 Vienna

Unique hand-knotted carpets individually designed for you by design.mikimartinek. Respecting ourselves and others through working together across cultures and honouring each others’ traditions. Lovingly produced in Nepal by Geba. Fairtrade. A marriage of state of the art technology and timeless skills to keep old traditions alive.

Honour diversity!

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Leichtigkeit in Papier gepackt

Lightweight hammock in a backpack

Guided tours through Viennese gardens, 1040 Vienna

See how easily a lightweight hammock can enhance well-being in everyday city life. Introduced in the walled garden of Upper Belvedere in the context of the CHELSEA FRINGE VIENNA. Produced in collaboration with Kohlmaier Wien. Vienna – Birth place of the city hammock.

Let your soul swing free!

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Communicate the design process

Sitting Ball

“design.caching“ and window displays in the Freihausviertel, 1040 Vienna

Enjoy Haute Couture sitting balls in everyday life. Eleven shops in the Freihausviertel, a district of Vienna, were invited to take part in a design game called “design.caching“ and in linked window displays. The challenging and innovative aspect of my design process was to share my design know-how as well as the know-how of the makers with the customers. My intention was to develop and support a sustainable design-making community.

Innovate through sharing!

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Connecting positively with the past

BORN 1929, HOMMAGE to Franz Baumann, EDITION TIROL

Exhibition and talk at d.sign gallery, 1010 Vienna

Furniture collections to celebrate and honour design from the Alps. I experimented with how I could transform and re-present valued cultural artefacts across time to allow them to become re-integrated into the present. Continuity between the past and the present, re-affirming positive local values and contributing to a sense of well-being for the future.

Value your own culture!

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a sense of home

Oil Sheik

Window-performance at Pregenzer Fashion Store WIEN, 1040 Vienna

Home furnishings knitted in Merino wool. To focus awareness on the qualities of textiles in giving a sense of home I created knitted blankets, cushions and stools.
Local experts in the field of fabrics like Veronika Persch’e were commissioned as equal partners.

Luxuriate in wonderful wool!

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Taste your water

Trinkwasser Österreich

Water bar & window exhibition at Saint Charles Apothecary, 1060 Vienna

First things first! How good does your water taste? Do you really see what you are drinking? Carafe and award-winning glasses presented in a water-tasting bar with window exhibitions about the history of drinking glasses from the year 1700. Let’s think about what is essential in life; really see, taste and pay attention to water.

Appreciate the source of life!

Blaues Gold

Wiener Achtel