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Bernese Artist Salomé Bäumlin just finished her Masters of Art in Design in Lucerne with a focus on Textiles.
Her work consists of amazing graphic carpets, which are woven by North African women. Salomé Bäumlin was recently awarded with the Swiss female artist price. Read a short notice from her on being an artist and working in the design field on hochparterre blog.
Pure Simplicity – perfect in every detail, that is how the work of the young Swiss designer Carlo Clopath can be described. Last week he was awarded with the Swiss Federal Design Award for Palutta, a minimalistic series of kitchen accessories.
Read a charming short interview with Carlo Clopath here.
Depot Basel and Current Obsession, contemporary jewellery magazine, present a collaborative curatorial effort in the context of Depot Basel’s ongoing exhibition series ‘CRAFT &…’. Vernissage Thursday 05.06., 7 – 10 PM Magazine launch + Apéro Monday 16.06., 5 – 10 PM (Picture: Jewellery by Mallory Weston)
The new Italian concept brand Something Good just presented their first collection in Milan. The ceramic container Split by Tomas Kral is part of the Collection that is manufactured in Italy. Initially designed in powder-coated metal in 2012, the containers are now a bit coarser due to the fact that they are now made from ceramics, but haven’t lost their strong character.
This probably was one of the highlights of this year’s Milano furniture fair: The Delirious Home exhibition by écal students. Under the guidance of Alain Bellet & Chris Kabel, the interactive projects showed a playful interpretation of the intelligent home.
The project was a collaboration between students of Industrial Design, Media & Interaction Design and showed a visionary view on the role products could play in our future everyday life.
Watch the movie here to get an impression.
Read more about Annina Gaehwiler’s master project «Nuts on Circles» which is an emotive tool for a person with dementia. It is designed to stimulate interaction between the person and the object, highlighting the moment of activity. (Photographs by Anni Katrin Elmer, Zurich, 2013/2014, Actor:H. P. Hirschi, Zurich, 2014)
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.