The Fidu-Lab by Oskar Zieta has a new project: Fidu-Alphabet. Together with the graphic designer Marian Misiak they designed a special alphabet, the final shape is not made by a printer, but by air that creates the final shape of the inflated steel letters.
Inspired by Moroccan Carpets, with Tapis Julie Richoz tried to translate the richness of the handwoven patterns into a reproductible design. Tapis was developed together with the traditional carpet manufacturer Cogolin in the south of France.
As Julie Richoz points out:“I started with a simple pattern which was then fragmented, manipulated and reassembled to give the impression the pattern was developed and constructed during the weaving process.”
3D-printing possibilites improve at a breathtaking pace and offer a huge potential. The exciting field is what Roman Jurt is discovering and testing everyday together with students at the Tec Lab at ZHdK.
Hochparterre just published an interesting short interview with Roman Jurt: an insight into the advantages of the technology and what turn the role of the designer could take in the future – it’s worth reading!
During this years Salone del Mobile in Milan, the écal students of the Bachelor Photography and Master Product Design collaborated for a series of interactive installations called #Photobooth. With the installations the students made fun of the Selfie-culture and impressively showed how mobile phone cameras and the selfie phenomenon changed the way we look at ourselves. Watch the video.
This Saturday the 2. Mai is a special opening of a Pop-up Store in Berne. The brand with an own store FEINFRACHT goes in a bigger space and presents for the first time a well selected group of Swiss Brands: Soeder, Florian Hauswirth Industrial Craft, Arno Wolf, Postfossil and of course also their own collection and their selected artisanal manufacture products.
From noon until midnight with a local DJ at the Bundesgasse 20, just 3min from the main station.
Daniel Wehrli is a talented young Swiss designer who was also on display at Salone Satellite. Supported by the Ikea Foundation, he showed two beautiful simple wooden objects as well as the Seaside Sofa, a study for a superlightweight Outdoor Sofa.
A great concept – we are looking forward to see this idea evolve…
Big-Game collaborated with Wiener Silber Manufactur for this beautiful little lamp named Hammer that celebrates traditional craftsmanship in a contemporary way. The foot of the lamp is made from aluminium and holds the solid silver or gold-plated reflector which is hand-hammered in a traditional technique called martelé.
As Big-Game states:
“Upon visiting the workshop, we realized that each piece produced there is a small treasure, and we wanted to create a functional object that would celebrate the beauty of the craft but at the same time have a contemporary expression.”
This Weber has designed a whole new Collection of home furniture for team by wellis. On their website they promise “a new Swiss living experience” which is rather promising a bit too much. But it is a solid collection with one or two strong up-to-date classics, such as the act sideboard shown on the picture above.
As team by wellis describes on their website:
“This Weber has given his designs a reduced, even slim-line appearance. His designs include a variety of colours which allow a personal touch. Combined with your favourite pieces, the new collection from Team by Wellis presents a comfortable and functional setting for your life. It will ensure long-lasting enjoyment, and all of those who use it and see it will always feel welcomed.”
«This series of chairs for “take a seat” is a homage to swiss traditional wood carving techniques by Linn Kandel and Dimitri Bähler. More precisely, our inspiration came from different patterns applied on chairs, stools or animal sculptures carved directly into a tree trunk. Different textures representing fur, feathers or plants have been created by hand with a simple repetitive motion.
Right on time to the start of spring POSTFOSSL would like to invite you to the launch of «Grow» at Feinfracht in Bern!
We will start at noon with food and drinks, followed by a little workshop at 2 PM with tips & tricks for your small gardens!
Saturday 21.3.2015 12:00 – 16:00 Workshop 14:00
Feinfracht, Gerechtigkeitsgasse 13, 3011 Bern
HEAD – Genève is delighted to announce the launch in September 2015 of a Chair in Watch Design as part of its Bachelor of Arts in Product and Industrial Design, major in Jewellery and Accessory Design, and its Master of Arts in Design, major in Fashion and Accessory Design.
“Our involvement in the field of watch design has a long history, but this Chair – funded by a private Swiss Foundation – gives us the means to develop an entirely new goal.” says Marco Borraccino.
project on the picture: César Maillet Contin, Time Device
Since about a half a year there is a new fresh shop in Basel called Ooid designed by Luiz Albisser.
New at Ooid store is the New Yorker Label Steven Alan with sunglasses and fashion and the Swiss brand QWSTION is presenting the Organic Jet Black Seasonal Collection, in limited edition. Some other new Brands are: A Kind of Guise, Ally Capellino, Base Range, Berenik (CH), Libertine-Libertine, Norse Projects, Optical Pain, Gardenia & Shoe Biz, Won Hundred and even more.
Spring/summer apero this Thursday after 6 pm.
The full body flight simulator Birdly was developed at the Institute for Design Research at the Zurich University of the Arts in collaboration with the BirdLife-Naturzentrum Neeracherried.
SILVER & PAPER is a unique jewellery collection by Geneva-based Anaïde Davoudlarian. The collection combines the timeless character of silver with the delicacy of paper.
The collection consists of different earrings, pins, and necklaces where a silver element can be combined with different shapes and colours of paper elements in order to fit a particular mood. Each piece comes with 20 papers “refills”, and is hand-made by Anaïde Davoudlarian in Geneva.
-ISH is a collaborative project by Laetitia de Allegri and Matteo Fogale. The collection shows the beauty and potential of materials entirely made from recycled post-industrial waste. The project was realised in partnership with Slate-ish, an US company specialised in paper composites from recycled and reclaimed materials, such as denim and cotton waste.
The summer still not over - so time for the THE summer shoe: its No. 15 from the young Swiss Shoe Brand Velt. Made with hand woven leather… sporty but elegant.
Today is also the price giving of the Gebert Ambiente Prize 2014 Stephanie Baechler is nominated with her work “Londonite”. The others are: Atlas Studio, B & R (Noah Bonsma & Dimitri Reist), Dislike Magazin (Rebekka Gerber, Sarah Pia, Katja Zellweger), Stefan Inauen, Salome Schmuki, Luiz Schumacher, Studio Frieszumbuel, Sara Vidas, Tosca Wyss und Martina Zünd Gygax.
The exhibition is open from the 22.-28.08 at “alte Fabrik” Rapperswil.
“Adrien Rovero recently designed a really simple and clever bottle opener for young furniture company ACE, using one piece of wood and a screw. For the use of the 1-380 Classic at ZamPark and the takeatseat auction, they married the two. Like a little “functional graffiti” on the sides of the chair it allows the barfly to open his brew lazily.” Tonight is the auction! Read more.
Read more about «Recycling Yantra», an art project portraying the informal e-waste recycling network in Delhi by Raphael Perret.