A small, local apothecary in the heart of Vienna is creating a stir. It cultivates a culture and artisanry of healing, and helps people when they are ill, have aches and pains, or are uneasy of mind. And those who can’t hear are also well served there, in the only apothecary for the deaf in Europe. Over the last 25 years, Karin Simonitsch, a passionate pharmacist, has turned her Marien Apotheke in Vienna into a special kind of gathering spot. It’s a place where an old profession is being re-thought for the future and operated in keeping with the times. Fidel Peugeot of Walking Chair Design talks about how design plays a decisive role in health.
Designer (Basel (Schweiz))
Fidel Peugeot was born in Switzerland and has been living in Vienna since 1992. He studied graphic design with Armin Hofmann, Wolfgang Weingart, and René Pulver at the Basel School of Design. He currently works in a wide range of fields including typography, graphic design, illustration, product design, architecture, furniture…