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The Embacher Collection

From an obsessive confrontation with design, Michael Embacher discovered his love of bicycles years ago. His inquisitive interest in creative, rare, offbeat, and even bravely failed models led to the creation of his unusual bicycle collection since 2003, which to date has seldom been accessible for a larger audience. The Embacher Collection distinguishes itself through its more than 200 functioning bicycles and the rarity of the objects. Word of the special nature of these exhibits has spread beyond the circle of connoisseurs. Cyclopedia, the second illustrated volume on the Embacher Collection after Smart Move, was published in February 2011.

Bicycles

The Collector Michael Embacher

As a rule, whatever Michael Embacher becomes involved in has to do with design. Born in 1963, he studied architecture in Vienna, worked for Sepp Müller and Günther Domenig, and in the midst of it all decided on a “luxurious” way of learning: In 1994 he founded his design office Embacher/Wien, which strives for high quality architecture with an eye for fine detail.