Oak veneer wall mural

In memory of its founder, the Eva Mayr-Stihl Foundation installs a panel wall with her portrait in the middle of the Foundation building.

Waiblingen, Eva Mayr-Stihl's hometown in Baden-Wuerttemberg, honoured the commitment of the entrepreneur and patron by naming a square after her. On this square is the foundation building, in the centre of which the portrait of the responsible benefactress was immortalised in an 8-metre-high and 4.4-metre-wide wooden panel wall.

The designer working for the foundation, Professor Axel Müller-Schöll, supervised the project together with Bögelsack Möbelmanufaktur from design to installation. To ensure that the work of art would meet his expectations, he visited the Schotten & Hansen manufactory to select the individual veneers. The handpicked oak veneers were matched in colour to the customer's wishes and laminated with black MDF. Then the company Ackermann GmbH drilled a total of 9600 holes with different diameters of 5-25 mm, which make up the portrait.

The Eva Mayr-Stihl Foundation is an independent, non-profit foundation. It was founded in 1986 by Eva Mayr-Stihl and Robert Mayr and focuses its work on science and research, medicine as well as art and culture. Eva Mayr-Stihl passed away in April 2022 at the age of 87.

Project details Eva Mayr-Stihl Foundation:

  • Architect: Hartwig Schneider Architekten
  • Floor: long planks oak, oyster light, fine assortment, structured processing
  • Steps: In seamless transition to the floor in oak, oyster light.
  • Veneer Application: Wall cladding, Davos, special colour