art basel collectors lounge Miami

Vienna Tourist Board, 2018

The “Grüne Bar” (green bar) in Hotel Sacher in Vienna serves as a reference for the atmosphere of the design for the 2018 collectors lounge at Art Basel Miami .

The integration of a bar element refers to the “Blaue Bar” (blue bar) which is located nearby the green bar in Hotel Sacher.

As the Lounge also serves as an outpost for the KHM exhibition “Wes Anderson and Juman Malouf: Spitzmaus Mummy in a Coffin and Other Treasures.” another link is created through the usage of green textiles and abstract niches, waiting for paintings to come.


A documentation of the making of the exhibition as well as a trailer of the exhibited 400 objects will be shown on screens of different sizes.

A circular seating element is the center of the installation and a bench on the side are possibilities for visitors to rest. Bothe benches will be manufactured by Kohlmaier, a manufacturer based in Vienna, known for its prestigious handcraft when it comes to upholstery.

Two screens integrated in niches will show images of contemporary vienna and a ‚making off‘ of the Wes Anderson Juman Malouf exhibition at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.


Photos: EOOS