The authors Barbara Glasner and Stephan Ott will be there to present their book. Opening on Friday Mai 17th starts 18.30 / presentation of the book by the autors at 19.30
Zurich independent cross-medial platform A/SH presents the second issue of AS/H MAG which focuses on the topic of SHAPES. For A/SH N°II, national and international photographers show contemporary fashion using the medium of old masters: black-and-white photography. The magazine is available on urbanpeople.com and in selected shops.
Spain-based designer Diana Vernaza Gonzenbach presents in Milan the Arista Chair, a chair for the contract market build in Beech solid wood with a matte lacquered finish. Arista will be presented at Madtastic! Fresh design from Madrid, at the Instituto Cervantes in Milan and will open on 10th April during Il Salone del Mobile, remaining in this space dedicated to the dissemination of Spanish culture until 31st May.
The mobile Joule by Postfossil is an object of thoughts on the fragile interrelations within nature, the balance of the economy, and balance in our lives. The fragile dependency of weight and counterweight, the effect of the small on the whole system; in short, cause and effect are played out poetically in this work.
Together with their money box Cagnotte, Joule is shown at le petit GRAND during Milan design week. Cocktail: Wednesday 10.04.2013, 6PM – 10PM
INCHfurniture exhibit at the Instituto Svizzero di Milano and show their work methods, their ways of furniture production and their thoughts about social and ecological responsibility. Tonight, they organise a DESIGN TALK about “Social and ecological responsibility in Productdesign”. Participants: Yves Raschle and Thomas Wuethrich of INCH Furniture, Joerg Boner, Otto Glaeser of ClassiCon Switzerland and Postfossil. Host: Meret Ernst of Hochparterre Magazine.
« We tend to overlook the information that objects contain. » The first collection of Dominic Plueer & Olivier Schmitt will be shown at Spazio Cabinet in Milan this week. Their sculptural objects will be shown today on their homepage and after 7pm at the Apéro in Milan.
Apéro: Wednesday 10.04.13 from 19:00, Spazio Cabinet, Via Alessandro Tadino 20, 20124 Milano,Italy
Called Everyday Objects, Big-Game’s show at Galleria 70 will feature Cargo, a collection of items for Italian brand Alessi that were inspired by the aesthetic of Swiss toolboxes from the 1930s. There’s a pair of small trays for storing anything from tools to stationary, plus a hammer with an ash handle. For Japanese brand Karimoku New Standard, the designers have produced the Castor table to match their earlier Castor chair and stool. Also on show at the exhibition will be Beam, an aluminium and ash coat hook that borrows its form from the peg rails in American Shaker houses. Beam is designed for Danish brand Hay.
An exhibition that shows very different approaches to design the archetype vessel. For example a simple (Japanese-like) oval vessel from Therese Müller or a decorated one with all over graphics from Aschi Rüfenacht.
Including works by Michele Cesta, Sonja Duo-Meyer, Matthias Kaiser, Linck Keramik, Therese Müller, Sarah Parsons, Aschi Rüfenacht, Regina Salzmann und Tamara Shontshang
Vernissage 28.03.2013 / 6pm
Exhibition: 28.03 – 09.05.2013 at Sihlpost just next to the Zurich Mainstation
A few thousand years ago, artisans were the first to place distinctive marks on their fabrications as signs of quality. At QWSTION, they believe that a product should speak in great terms for itself and a subtle statement of origin is all the branding it really needs. That‘s why we came up with the concept of «functional branding», only placing their name on parts of the product that serve a functional purpose (such as buckles, twist locks, zipper pullers & rivets). In correspondence, choosing a typeface that‘s simple and timeless was crucial. They discovered it in EuropaType’s modern sans serif typeface EUROPA. Run by graphic designer and typographer Fabian Leuenberger, EuropaType is based in Zurich and London. Their approach of developing typeface turned out to be very similar to QWSTION’s approach of designing functional bags: Questioning, refining, and maybe even redefining the shapes of our heritage.
For GRAFIK13 they tried to push the boundaries of functional branding. Using a laser cutter and bags of their current «Oyster Grey Special Edition», they created various patterns based on their logo. Resulting in the otherwise stiff material to become extendable and enhanced in its utility.
SEE THEIR WORK AT GRAFIK13 I MAAG HALL / HARDSTRASSE 219 / 8005 ZÜRICH I 22. – 24.03.2013 / 11.00 – 20.00
Read more about the the Graduate Show 2013.
For more than twenty years, Design Preis Schweiz has been highlighting the significance of Swiss design. It honours and rates achievement, encourages talent (there is a newcomer category) and networking and promotes communication. The competition is aimed at designers, companies and students from colleges of design. After a nomination process a great jury including Jasper Morrison or the Swiss Publisher Lars Müller will select this years winners. The closing date for inscriptions to the database is 19 April 2013.
In contrast to the temporary and mobile character of most folding chairs, «Papilio» by Nicola Stäubli is designed for a permanent use. A hinge combines the front frame with the rear triangle, tensioning both the leather seat and the backrest. This is the particular innovation of this design, since most folding chairs with X-shaped frame use an additional element for the backrest. The metal tubes of the frame are produced by a standard bending machine. This makes all components easy to be manufactured, suitable for small-scale series and direct distribution through mail delivery.
Tables play a central role in every household. They serve as dining tables, temporary offices or as meeting places for lively discussions. The versatile use of the furniture requires flexibility and adaptability. In this topic, Aaron offers a simple and compelling solution. Aaron consists of an upper and a lower panel of solid wood. The metal frame with the contrasting wooden feet connect with the lower panel. This setting allows the upper layer to move slightly in both directions. The table is optically divided into two areas. The user interface expands. More
Inside out or outside in? A surprising exhibition of the jewellery designer Christoph Zellweger (he describes his work outside of categories) and the ceramic sculptress Laure Gonthier in the Goodlife space in Zurich. Vernissage Friday 18.1. / 6pm / Exhibition until 13.2 / Lagerstrasse 2, 8004 Zürich
The designers Sarah Böttger (D), Hanna Ernsting (D), Karoline Fesser (D), Florian Hauswirth (CH),Hanna Krüger (D), Kai Linke (D), Julien Renault (B) und Thomas Schnur (D) created objects on the subject of neighbourhood, which they will display throughout the Passagen from 14th through 20th January 2013 in Cologne.
Fabian Schwaerzler designed in collaboration with the company Mesaag a simpel office chair. The design is not an other „office-machine“ made of a lot of plastic; it’s a handmade chair in steel and plywood. The geometries are ergonomically designed in a simple and clever way.
This project is supported by the Bernese Design Foundation and will be exhibited at the Kornhausforum in Bern. The price giving and vernissage 10. January 2013. (We will remind you!)
Photo: Sandra Kennel
AT HOME by Mia Kepenek is not another design showroom or pop-up store. Rather, it’s a new design context – an ‘open house’ that presents design products and other objects in an authentic domestic setting, giving them new meaning. Collage-like, Kepenek has furnished her Kreis 7 Zurich apartment over time with love and consideration, editing the objects within her home in a highly considered manner, in terms of both content and placement, and all according to her own personal tastes and changing circumstances. AT HOME by Mia Kepenek, Eidmattstrasse 60, CH-8032 Zürich Open on the following dates from 11am to 6pm: Saturday 15 December, Sunday 16 December andSaturday 22 December.
1 project, 3 visas, 5 continents, 6 months, 7 bags, 8 vaccines, 15 countries, 25 parcels, 32 degrees, 72 questions, 142 hours of flying, 181 nights, 543 meals, … Designer Sibylle Stoeckli just planned an exciting new project called Global Design Research.
“Global Design Research is a journey to the five continents to trigger a discussion with designers and craftsmen on their disciplines and in a wider perspective on cultures, customs, know-how, habits and traditions. It is also an approach to research that is direct and anthropological, so as to allow the creation of an inventory of designers, thoughts, designer objects, recipes and manufacturing techniques with the aim of reflecting on durability, between industry and crafts and on the objects themselves and their relationship to mankind.”
You can support the interesting project now on we make it.
The designer’s collective Postfossil is the best in the category of design, at least when it comes to the design price Die Besten 2012 by Swiss design magazine hochparterre. We are especially proud to announce this since Thomas Walde, co-founder of sachenmachen.ch is part of the design collective that creates and produces objects for the home in the context of the postfossil era.
Line Numme designed a children’s bed with a special “link” function for the Swiss Company “Blueroom”. By detaching the bar on one side, the lining can be jammed under the mattress to fix “Koselig” to the parents’ bed for breastfeeding at nights. It can be attached to any bed, with or without frame. As a freestanding bed, the textile lining gets stringed around both bars.
Design Schenken 30.Nov. to 2.Dez. in Lucerne