Theresa Bienenstein

graduated 1999 at the Masterclass Industrial Design lead by Prof. Arch. Paolo Piva before moving to Paris and later to New York to pursue her career in interior architecture.
In 2013 she established her studio BIENENSTEIN CONCEPTS in Vienna, addressing a wide spectrum of project types and scales - from hotels to luxury fashion houses, from private residences to furnishing.
Currently the team is working on residential projects as well as a lawyer's office in Vienna and various international retail spaces.

At work at the studio:
THERESA BIENENSTEIN at her Viennese studio sketching a detail. The background features hand sketches by the late Zaha Hadid. A pared-down, light filled work environment is essential for her to focus.
Photo Credit: Lydia Stöckl / WIENERIN

YS ARMY, Shanghai, China
The main wall, clad in ribbed, light grey concrete panels and punctuated by generous product niches lined with softly veined Brazilian granite, forms a curve towards the rear. Vertical surfaces are finished with textured artisan plaster, while the fitting rooms are dressed in custom-tinted, reeded glass. 
Custom-designed furniture and fixtures punctuate the otherwise open space.

YVES SALOMON, Mayfair, London:
The detail shows the stores circular shaped chamber at the entrance with its spiral floor pattern composed of marbles and oak wood that transitions into large floor slabs of honed Corinthian marble. Interconnected with brass fins, the stepped ceiling slides into the main ceiling plane where knife-edge light coves achieve a floating effect.
Photo Credit: Rory Gardiner

Conceived in the spirit of exclusive hotel suites, the compact apartments in the city centre cater to out-of-towners as well as they serve as Viennese pied-a-terre to foreigners. Bienenstein Concepts accepted the challenge to turn a former office space into highly functional yet detailed and luxurious apartment suites.
Image Credit: Wildruf

SOHO LOFT, New York City:
The interior space is open yet broken into distinct living areas moving subtly from public to private. The space, complemented by its eclectic fusion of contemporary and vintage furniture, as well as custom designs reflects a balance among American and Scandinavian sensibilities, functional preferences, and models of domestic living.
Photo Credit: Paul Warchol