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Christian Fuchs

Christian Fuchs Bookbinder
Contact
German, English
Hours:
Monday to Friday 08:00 - 12:00 / 13:00 - 16:30
Phone:
+43 658275203
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Bound to his craft

  • • Christian is not only a bookbinder, but an inventor
  • • His handmade menus feature in restaurants worldwide
  • • He listens to cultural radio shows while working

Christian Fuchs’ father, the bookbinder Johann Fuchs, built his son a small worktable when he was a boy. On Saturday mornings, father and son would tinker on projects together, side by side. The first booklet Christian bound was a collection of his own drawings, a gift for Mother’s Day. At 21, his father asked him to join his company, and ten years later, he handed him the keys to the business. Christian expanded the company's range from ringbinding to digital services, and made a breakthrough invention in restaurant menu covers. Though the company has grown to 24 employees and six divisions, Christian Fuchs still personally takes menu design orders, while his father still works in the framing department.

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Works

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Almstüberl, Sonnleitn

This guest book was commissioned by the Almstüberl restaurant in Sonnleitn, Austria. Christian used natural linen to decorate the cover, which he embossed with a large flower on a textured background.

Length 30.7 cm
Width 22 cm

Christian Fuchs Bookbinder
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Montafoner Hof

This stationery, commissioned by the Montafoner Hof hotel in Tschagguns, Austria, is designed to hold various lists such as restaurant menus, wine lists and so on. The covers are bound in leather and linen mounted on wood and have been finished with personalised lettering.

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Das Seekarhaus – Beatles Bar

This brown leather case was commissioned by the Beatles Bar of the Seekarhaus hotel in Obertauern, Austria. The leather has been imprinted in black and silver. The Fab Four filmed part of Help in this ski resort.

Length 24 cm
Width 24 cm

Christian Fuchs Bookbinder

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