With their one-of-a-kind concept store, Gabarage has simultaneously managed to help people in need while creating remarkable products. Founded in 2002 by Gabriele Gottwald-Nathaniel in collaboration with the Anton Proksch Institute, Gabarage helps recovering drug addicts back on their feet by offering them one-year apprenticeships in their production facility. Here, the focus is on re-using discarded materials by "upcycling" them to make furniture, lamps and other home furnishings, as well as accessories like handbags and jewelry. The materials used are very diverse; a lamp shade is constructed out of old 35mm film, while old suitcases are pieced together to make an armchair. With two little production spaces, this shop in the Schleifmühlgasse is running stronger than ever and is getting contracts for increasingly large projects. We wish this beacon of compassion and creativity all the best for future successes. Show lessRead more

    Schleifmühlgasse 6 , Vienna


    Public Transport
    U1 (Taubstummengasse)
    U2,U4 (Karlsplatz)
    59A (Pressgasse)

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