During this year’s Milan Design Week, Terrazzo Project will present an innovative installation pushing the boundaries of terrazzo. Entitled “House of Cards”, the seemingly fragile construction illustrates the possibilities of TP’s new honeycomb-reinforced coloured terrazzo TP-PANELS. Go and visit them at Spazio Orso 16, Via dell’Orso 16 in Milan.
For the next exhibition OKOLO OFFLINE at Depot Basel, 25 blog articles from OKOLO were chosen and made tangible in the form of objects, graphics, films and photos. Additionally, Adam Štěch, Jakub Štěch, Matěj Činčera and Jan Kloss will launch their series MINUTE, a succession of short films on design history. Vernissage Friday, 28.3.2014, 7 – 10 PM I Opening Hours Friday, Saturday, 2 PM – 7 PM; Sunday 2 PM – 6 PM.
This year’s Graduate Show of Doing Fashion at Institute of Fashion Design was again a big show. Even though there was rather too much focus on big show effects than on actual fashion images and messages, there were also a few talented young designers to discover.
The Museum für Gestaltung Zurich currently shows an amazing exhibition about Japanese Poster Artists. The impressive posters from 1950 to the present day show the unique aesthetic of Japanese graphic design. Pure inspiration!
“Japan fascinates with a unique poster culture. Its subtle poetry, mystical messages and glowing colors are just as captivating for the Western eye as the cheeky provocation and rejection of all the accepted rules of visual communication.”
Switzerland is guest of honour during this year’s Leipzig book fair. Talented Swiss Designer Moritz Schmid therefore designed a trafic red reading bench for the Swiss publishers and booksellers association SBVV.
A nice short interview with Moritz (in German) can be found at form magazine online.
This Thrusday, March 13th 2014 at 6-7 pm Moritz Schmid will be guest at form Lounge . There he will present his bench himself.
“The artists pair and mirror the contrasting materials of dyed leather for the seat with traditional enamel for the base. The soft Italian leathers are used in a hard way, wrapped around a metal drum. The skins are naturally dried and tanned, then splattered and sprayed with organic vegetable stains. In contrast to the “wet” process of staining, each color in the enamel is fashioned from a metal coating, independent layers baked-on separately and methodically, resulting in a complex and deep surface texture. The dynamic works celebrate process experimentation, material play, and exuberant color.”
Here some good news for all creatives working with textiles: The Textilpiazza, a textile workshop based at the former Hanro factory in Liestal (close to Basel) turns one year and now has even more to offer.
Next to their sewing pass where you can spend several hours using their professional sewing machines, they also offer workshops, courses as well as a knitters club and even studio spaces. A great project – have a look at their website!
Patrick Hari’s exhibition Jantar Mantar Several – Ring – Circus at BolteLang shows a section of works which he made during a 12-month stay in Kunming, China. The centrepiece is a wind tunnel with the glue sculptures it produces. New photographic works and drawings on wooden tablets will also be on display.
The great young footwear label VELT just presented its new Collection Silently Still during Paris Fashion Week. The two Swiss behind VELT, Patrick Rüegg and Stefan Rechsteiner, successfully combine contemporary shoe design with classic shoemaker’s craft and therefore won the 2013 Federal Swiss Design Award.
Last week in Cologne Florian Hauswirth co-founder of sachenmachen.ch presented Breadpit.
FABRICATE 2014 is a pretty interesting conference about digital fabrication taking place February 14-15, 2014 at ETH Zurich. From computational design, to material performance and manipulation, to robotic fabrication, Fabricate will promote the full spectrum of research and creative practice currently occurring within Architecture & Engineering.
We are supporting Julie Joliat’s Agendas for years now, because they make your everyday live planning more fun! This year’s agenda sounds as promising as ever:
“Using this agenda, you will explore the world in a different way. Every week reveals a fresh tip or challenge for you to spice up the year. Go to a place you usually avoid, take a day off and do nothing, make your own walnut bread, change the layout of your room/home,…”
Read an interview on Designboom with the Swiss Martin Lotti (creative director for NIKE football) about the new 2014 brazilian national team kit, the story includes a lot of “brazilian-secrets”. He studied design at the art center college of design, first in la tour-de-peilz, Switzerland and then over in the states at the los angeles campus.
Read more about the wonderful glasses VIU designed and developed by AEKAE, Kilian Wagner and Peter Kaeser and check it out at their Temporary Concept Store, Neugasse 41 in Zurich. Opening Hours: 23.November – 22.December Monday – Friday: 12pm – 8pm I Saturday: 11am – 6pm I Sunday: 11am – 6pm (1.12. / 8.12. / 22.12.)
The “Tischbombe” is an invention by the Swiss Max Amsler in the sixties. Now in 2013 “KAWOOM” a new Swiss company is launching just before New Years Day! Different types for all ages with well selected components for a great party, like: “MONSTERPONG” for the little once to the “KULTKABINETT” for adults.
Minimalist electronic music was an important source of inspiration for the D6 installation. Designers Van der Vecht & Schwaerzler sampled a host of models and drawings in their attempts to articulate sound in three dimensions, creating a whole new grammar of forms, amongst which was the Dynamic no.6 (D6). The single piece was shown at the “Neue Räume” fair in Zurich.
Read more and buy beautiful products selected or produced by KIDSGOODS.
WATCH THE MOVIE (In German) «Gestern, heute, morgen – Die Schweiz als Designstandort » by Depot Basel
The concept of the “Highly Recommended” Sales-Exhibition is simple, but works: Like chain of Artists and Designers, always one is proposing the next one.
Until December 21. At Affaire46 in Zurich