KraftMade Research&Lab


KraftMade Research&Lab is a craft and design studio in rural Transylvania by duo Marlene and Alex Herberth, working with heritage techniques, educating for regenerative futures. They create site-specific, materials exhibitions, performative objects and unique capsule collections/editions. Their current practice highlights hands-on education and restoration initiatives via craft techniques that focus on wood, iron and stones, but also textiles, plants, fibers and bones. Their curatorial approach is invasive, loud and maximalist, addressing all senses and its scope educational and political. Their method is interdisciplinary for a regenerative future with aid of heritage research.

Elena Viziteu


Arhitect and founding member of ViaArchitecture, with a keen interest in craft process and slow design. Her working process includes traditional craft techniques reshaped for the contemporary times. Its projects are labeled as timelessness and with a special care for the details. Her projects grow alongside the others, artists and designers she commissions and whose pieces she integrates into her architecture, succeeding to contribute substantially to the proportion and development of contemporary craft arts.