Art, Architecture and Design

To art its guest, to the guest his freedom.

»In this, art troubles us. Nothing comes of it which could continue to exist without enthusiasm.« Robert Musil

Our Artists

Here's where you’ll find a list of all our artists’ names and their works.

"Kunstpost" Project

Invited artists create limited edition motifs for postcards. To Overview

Art

Dr. Helmut Marko, owner of the Augarten Hotel, has been collecting art since the 1970s – with a special focus on contemporary works from Austria. His collection has since grown to include over 800 pictures and sculptures. You will now find these in all the rooms and public areas of the hotel, as well as in the Schlossberg and Augarten Hotels. Examples of the art on show at the hotels include »Blaupol-Gelbfeldschwebenn« by Gunter Damisch in the pool area, »Die Rose« by Franz West at the entrance, »Reregerk« by Frank Stella on the hotel facade, and »Katzenkronen« by Peter Sengl, above the »Bobo Liege« at Room 403. And this artistic universe is constantly expanding – so that it now includes works by young artists from Eastern Europe, the former USSR, the USA and Asia, all of which have been harmoniously integrated into the portfolio.

Architecture

Designed by Günther Domenig, the augartenhotel captivates by its particular architecture of clarity. Inwardly inclined planes and a smooth curvature of the façade ensure a dynamisation of the building which is characterised by glass facades and exterior staircases. The augartenhotel serves as a perfect contrast to its surroundings. Its aesthetic and filigree structure creates a sense of lightness and transparency. Only a few hundred metres from the city centre guests encounter manifold interesting and promising perspectives. Architect Günther Domenig, holder of the Austrian State Prize for Architecture: »I am to be equated with an artist – an artist is free.«

Design

For us, design must be oriented to its function, and express beauty in its form. This was the demand made of Andreas Thaler, winner of the Austrian Design Award, when he was commissioned to create the »Augartenhotel« design line – the furniture line featured in our rooms. The line is accompanied by a host of rare individual pieces such as the »Bad Tempered Chair« by Ron Arad, and the »Elisabeth Thomann Leselampe« by Franz West.
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