Robert Stadler
Selected Works
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Rest In Peace #2, 2008
Epoxy painted cast aluminum
34 1/2 x 17 1/4 x 20 inches
Edition of 8
Artist Biography

Robert Stadler was born in 1966 in Vienna. He studied design at IED/Milan and at ENSCI/Paris. In 1992 he cofounded the RADI DESIGNERS group which was active until 2OO8. His work is present in several private and public collections such as Fondation Cartier, Fonds National d'Art Contemporain, MAK - Museum for Applied Arts / Contemporary Art in Vienna, Les Arts Décoratifs in Paris. He works for clients such as Académie des César, Dior, Maison Thierry Costes, Nissan, Orange, Ricard, Take 5 Editions and Thonet. In 2O12 Robert Stadler receives the "Prix Liliane Bettencourt pour l'Intelligence de la main" together with Siegeair's craftsmen.
Robert Stadler intervenes in very diverse fields, obliterating all hierarchies between free proposals, industrial and public commissions. He explores the exhibition space in order to scramble the usual categories of art and design. He questions the status of the object as work of art or product as well as the border between preciousness and lowliness, elegance and vulgarity, the serious and the absurd.


Born in Vienna, Austria, 1966
Lives and works in Paris, France


IED/Istituto Europeo di Design, Milan, Italy
ENSCI, Paris, France


1000 jours, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Paris.
Shading, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, London.
Wild at home, Galerie Triple V, Paris.
Ardoises, Galerie de Multiples, Paris.

Dissipations, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris.
Bifurcations, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, London.

Roomers, Galerie Traversée, Munich.
Understand what you love, Galerie des Multiples, Paris.

Vacancy / Project Room, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris.

Lost and found, Galerie Dominique Fiat, Paris.
Vanishing point 2, with Jurgen Bey and Konstantin Grcic / KlausEngelhorn22 contemporary design, Vienna.
Vanishing point 1, with Jurgen Bey and Konstantin Grcic / Spazio Erasmus, Milan.

Frontalunterricht, with Stefan Nikolaev / Espace Paul Ricard, Paris.


Tapis Parade, Villa Noailles, Hyères.
Ricard SA depuis 1932, Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris.
The Magic of Diversity, MAK, Applied Arts - Contemporary Art, Vienna.
Bright Future: New Designs in Glass, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York.

La Chasse au Snark, Galerie de Multiples, Paris.
Paris opening, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Paris.
Atomi / curator: Mariuccia Casadio, Galleria Nilufar, Milan.
Di Vaso in Fiore-Inventario tra Natura e Design- / curator: Inventario, Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Milan.

Split Identities: Objects at the Interstice of Art and Design, 17th edition of the European Triennial of Small-Scale Sculpture / curator: Katia Baudin, Murska Sobota gallery, Slovenia.
Sudeley Castle / Sotheby’s and Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Sudeley Castle, Gloucestershire, UK.

Formlose Möbel, Formless Furniture, Museum für Gestaltung,Zurich, Switzerland.
Design High / curator: Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Louise T BlouinFoundation, London.
Nature in a kit / Mudac, Lausanne, Switzerland.
Thing beware the material, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth.

The Freak Show / curator: La Salle de Bains, Musée de la Monnaie, Paris.
Mayfair opening, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, London.
Object factory / curator: Marek Cecula, Gardiner Museum,Toronto, Canada.
Kantlijnen, Musea Brugge, Bruges, Belgium.
Living box, FRAC Pays de la Loire, Nantes, France.

Design contre design, curators: Jean-Louis Gaillemin & Agence Loya-b /Grand Palais, Paris.
The Freak Show / curator: La Salle de Bains / MOCA - Musée d’Art Contemporain, Lyon, France.

Sieges avec vue…, Design Parade, Villa Noailles, Hyères, France.

Design now, 49 Nord 6 Est - FRAC Lorraine, Metz, France.

Open Borders / curator: Droog Design, Tri Postal, Lille, France.
Trafic d’influences: art et design, Collection of the FRAC Nord - Pas de Calais, Tri Postal, Lille, France.
Design en Stock, 2000 objets du FNAC, Palais de la Porte Dorée, Paris.

Alehop!: ingenious designs and remedies, Palau de la Virreina,Barcelona, Spain.

Less & More, Design Collection of the FNAC, Musée des Arts appliqués, Saint-Etienne, France.

Un Art populaire, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris.
Do Create, Musée des Arts décoratifs, Paris.


Le Centre national des Arts Plastiques, ‘Troublanc’, ‘Royeroïd’.
Les Arts Décoratifs, France, Objets série ‘Plein Air‘ Ricard.
FRAC Haute-Normandie, France, ‘Ardoises’.
MAK, Museum for Applied Arts - Contemporary Art, Vienna, ‘Grande Tête’.
Musée Magnelli, Musée de la céramique de Vallauris, France, ‘Play/Pause’.
FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, France, ‘Pools & Pouf!’, ‘Lost’.
Centraal Museum in Utrecht, The Netherlands, ‘Do cut’.
FNAC - Fond National d’art Contemporain, Paris, ‘Do cut’, ‘Têtes’, ‘Coureur en soi’, ‘Play/Pause’, ‘Pentaphone’. Fondation Cartier Pour l’art Contemporain, Paris, ‘Culture Populaire’.