On the occasion of the Vienna Design Week 2011 the Neue Wiener Werkstätte will be showing an installation featuring the M3 Chair developed specifically for this exhibition by Austrian designer Thomas Feichtner. This unique object will be juxtaposed with the mass-produced FX10 Lounge Chair, an earlier work by Feichtner which has since become a classic of Austrian design. While the two pieces of furniture share a basic structure that is geometric in character, the M3 chair differs from the closed-body lounge chair by virtue of its open wooden cantilever construction. Liberated from the demands placed on a mass-produced product, this design experiments not only with structural engineering and function but also harkens back to the handcrafting tradition of the longstanding family business KAPO / Neue Wiener Werkstätte. The dimensions of the M3 precisely define one cubic meter. From “m3” thus arose the name M3 Chair, to stand for conscious way of appropriating one’s own space.