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.
«Karat» is a three-piece candle holder designed and produced in Switzerland. Read more.
Unisex knit pullover 100% Egyptian bio cotton, spun in Italy and knitted in Huttwil, Switzerland produced by Soeder.
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)