Vorarlberg values 4 design pools: architecture, craftsmanship, communications and industrial design. The Vorarlberg style is inimitable and the creativity of the region’s designers and architects is acknowledged around the globe.

Famous architects from Vorarlberg include Hermann Kaufmann, Bernardo Bader, Carlo Baumschlager, Dietmar Eberle, Wolfgang Ritsch and Helmut Dietrich with Much Untertrifaller.

The work from these and other architects is collected and presented by the Vorarlberg Architecture Institue (vai).

The most well known industrial designer in Vorarlberg is Dominic Schindler, who designs machines and plants for DMG Gildemeister and international corporations.

Other successful designers include TOKA Design, who are responsible for the design of the lithography plants of amcoss, Schindler Design, Studie Diem (3D visualization), form orange and ProjectOne.

The region has developed an impressive group of forward thinking, capable craftsmen with a close relationship to local architects. Owing to a blend of tradition, innovation and creativity with an international focus and thanks to the “Werkraum Bregenzerwald” initiative, Vorarlberg craftsmanship is known for its quality far beyond its borders.

Some of the work from Vorarlberg’s craftmen can be found in the Werkraumhaus in Andelsbuch.


Vorarlberg offers a wide range of communications and advertising agencies. Vorarlbergs most popular graphics designer is Stefan Sagmeister, who is settled in New York, has won two grammies and works with Lou Reed, Rolling Stones and Aerosmith.

Creative agencies based in Vorarlberg are for example zurgamsdie3Weber, Mathis + FreundeSägenvierSilberball and WWP. An overview of agencies in the Region is offered with the Agenturfinder of Wirtschaftskammer Vorarlberg (chamber of commerce).

Photo © Florian Holzherr für Werkraum Bregenzerwald, Weissengruber + Partner für CHANCENLAND VORARLBERG, Adolf Bereuter für Schmidinger Möbelbau, TOKA Design für amcoss

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