Layers: Solo Exhibition at ANDREAS MURKUDIS

Layers: Solo Exhibition at ANDREAS MURKUDIS

Layers of Bodo Sperlein is an esteemed solo exhibition at Andreas Murkudis, showcasing a myriad of Bodo Sperlein’s designs and collaborations from the past six years, in a variety of mediums. The 20th anniversary year of Andreas Murkudis made for the idyllic opportunity to realise the designs in the renowned gallery-space. 

On display is an extensive variety of  pieces from brand collaborations such as Dibbern, fabrics for Nya Nordiska, Script Lighting and Moire glass collection with J &L Lobmeyr, Jarosinski&Vaugoin, WienerBlut, and one of the most recent Ukrainian collaborations Coll.a.b, as well as marble pieces from the Silva Collection and the Contourline collection.

The exhibition exudes a radiant ambiance created by the composition of distinguished designs in an array of mediums, as pieces featured in “Layers” continue to push boundaries, and highlight originality and elegance of Bodo Sperlein designs.

‘This exhibition will enable me to showcase my fascination with materiality and  my desire to push boundaries in design. I believe it will highlight the many  layers – in terms of material and form – that I have experimented with over the  last 20 years in the design business. I’m glad to be working with Andreas Murkudis on this endeavour – he’s a great curator, has an even greater eye for  detail and I like his laid-back, no-bullshit attitude.’  

– Bodo Sperlein 

The 'Layers' exhibition is running until mid-January 2023.

Photography by: Schnepp Renou & Eddy Rittinger 



With LOBMEYR’s skilled craftspeople, Bodo also designed the Script Light series: table, floor, and ceiling lamps inspired by Viennese Art Deco and made of bent brass arms and frosted mouth-blown crystal domes.




Bodo’s Hadron chandeliers, which seamlessly combine opaque acrylic with a brushed nickel crown and liken an aerial sculpture, illuminate Store 77. The Dibbern Silhouette china plates – available elsewhere only from February 2023 – make for colorful accents on the walls of the gallery space, while his Contourline side table and chair made from natural beech wood evoke the elegant simplicity of the 20th-century Art Nouveau movement.






Patterned tapestry fabric that Bodo Sperlein designed for NYA NORDISKA is hanging from the high ceilings. He recently processed the same Cubist-inspired textile in a capsule collection titled Coll.A.B., designed with Ukrainian fashion designer Alina Oborska. Pieces of the collection, comprising of a wrap coat, pencil skirt and two bags,  are also integrated into the exhibition.  

For JAROSINSKI & VAUGOIN Bodo designed the modular Onda centrepiece range and the Orlo range of silver trays, bowls, vases, and lidded containers. Bodo has also created a series of sculptural silver perfume bottle toppers for the iconic couture perfume house WIENER BLUT, in collaboration with JAROSINSKI & VAUGOIN. WIENER BLUT fragrances have been a staple in Andreas’ beauty assortment for years and Bodo’s design additions allow customers to engrave initials onto the silver flacon toppers. All Viennese collaborative efforts will be on display in Layers.






Special thanks to WienWein for all of the lovely wines, served at 'Layers' exhibition.