Monolithic spatial sculpture: Wiener Walzer by at Vienna airport’s dutyfree area
‘The Wiener Walzer’ is a monolithic spatial sculpture and multifunctional furniture element designed by Coop Himmerb(l)au for the Heinemann Duty Free Shops at Vienna Airport. The concept is based on the Viennese waltz as a central Viennese theme which was transformed into a 3 dimensional object via state-of-the-art scripting software. Points of interpretation were the movement in space created by the dance steps with its traditional right and left turns, its fast pace and especially the “floating” form of the dance. This created a dynamic, space-encompassing sculpture. The Wiener Walzer is created using state of the art 3d texhnology which was milled from PU foam and later coated with Polyurethane and finally varnished with gold paint as a reference to the important Viennese time of Art Nouveau.