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.
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.
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 zurgams, die3, Weber, Mathis + Freunde, Sägenvier, Silberball and WWP. An overview of agencies in the Region is offered with the Agenturfinder of Wirtschaftskammer Vorarlberg (chamber of commerce).