From the Austrian Alps to the US: Schmidinger Design ... Originated from a century old tradition of woodwork and furniture making in the Austrian Alps, Wolfgang Schmidinger has grown his three generation old family business to a full on operation with a reputation beyond borders. MIT, Steven Holl, and Princeton are all fans, and we are too. With a special interest in collaborating with other designers and manufacturers, Schmidinger offers strong contemporary design grounded in traditional construction, supplemented with the latest technology. Everything you’d expect from the best in European craftsmanship.