[Translate to English:] Arthur Arbesser

Although the Vienna-born fashion designer has not lived in his home town for more than 20 years now, the Austrian capital is still a strong point of reference in his creative output: sculpted by its own history and culture, the city crops up time and again in his prints, colours and proportions. And lots of his projects draw Arbesser back to Vienna, whether it’s his work for the Vienna State Opera Ballet or his “Arthur Arbesser X Vienna” collection, comprising fabrics made according to original designs by Koloman Moser and Josef Hoffmann.


In his work with Wittmann, Arbesser has trained a close eye on “his” Vienna from the outset. His expert insight into Hoffmann’s design signature is a source of inspiration, just as his conviction that genuine quality is predicated on an acute awareness of origin, as well as transparent, sustainable production methods. Arbesser is famous for his unwavering attention to detail: his designs are hallmarked by exceptional precision. The switch from dressing the human body to clothing items of furniture was a challenge that Arbesser was only too happy to take up. After all, in both cases it is a question of deftly marrying fabrics, threads and colours. In his fashion work, Arbesser has always striven to achieve a certain lightness. And it is precisely this grace and freshness that shines through in his rug and textile collection for Wittmann.


Born in 1983, Arthur Arbesser grew up in Vienna. After studying at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London he moved to Milan where he worked for a leading fashion house for several years.

Having founded his own label in 2013, he qualified as a finalist in the 2015 LVMH Prize going on to quickly made a name for himself with his graphic aesthetic and personal design language. Besides focusing on his own label, Arbesser works as a creative consultant in a broad spectrum of disciplines from product to costume design.



„For me, the collaboration with Wittmann feels very natural and harmonious. It is something that – in the context of my work, my background and my history – just makes sense.“
Arthur Arbesser