Mariahilferstraße 11, 8020 Graz

Design, presents, souvenirs


Kwirl is a platform for sustainable design. The shop offers a wide range of gifts and souvenirs and also provides exhibition space for young designers. The idea behind kwirl is the conviction that good design has a very important role in the development of social, economic, ecological, technological and cultural processes.


Social commitment and added value for regional products, fair trade and ecological awareness are important guidelines for the choice of products. Thus, new cooperations are continuously generated with organizations whose work stands for sustainability and social responsibility. kwirl is commited to good design and its influence on the development of social, economic, environmental, technological and cultural processes. Design has an impact on the usability of products, on natural resources and values of our society. kwirl products stimulate the ecological and social discourse. The material-vendor relationship also follows these criteria.

Photo: Lupi Spuma
Iris Kastner



The original concept of kwirl is based on the cooperation with regional designers. The product-line of the shop, called "Glücksbar" (Lucky Bar) is mainly produced by regional suppliers: carp scales come from a biological carp breed in Southern Styria, semolina from Styrian wheat, etc. In addition design processes are made visible in cooperations with national and international designers, who stay on-site for the time of the project. The interaction between designer and customer generates an extra benefit, as well as the emphasis on the product origin and conditions of production in the customer-vendor intercourse. kwirl owner Iris Kastner does a lot of research on the value creation chain in order to eliminate any possibility of child labour or forced labour, paying extra attention to fair trade conditions. She also supports and collaborates with social institutions.

Business hours

Mon to Fri: 10am - 6pm

Sat: 10am - 5pm

Mariahilferstraße 11, 8020 Graz

+43 699 108 14 882