UU by Dimitri Bähler, Linn Kandel & Ismaël Studer

October 13th, 2014

UU is a series of simple desk organizing trays from ash wood. The pieces were designed by Dimitri Bähler, Linn Kandel & Ismaël Studer and are now available from HAY.

Author: Luzia Kälin

FOSSILIEN DER ZUKUNFT by Field of Excellence Trends, Master of Arts in Design, ZHdK

October 4th, 2014

Read more about the Designworkshop FOSSILIEN DER ZUKUNFT initiated by Field of Excellence Trends, Master of Arts in Design ZHdK in Cooperation with the Think Tank Wire.

Author: Thomas Walde

FLORIAN HAUSWIRTH at Bratislava Design Week

September 26th, 2014

Florian Hauswirth present a workshop, a speech and exhibit his Industrial Craft Collection at Bratislava Design Week. The exhibition includes also works from other Swiss designers like: Mugi Yamamoto and Christian Spiess.

Author: Thomas Walde

T-RIBUTE T-Shirt-Exhibition by Amateur Magazine

September 16th, 2014

T-RIBUTE is an exhibition celebrating the T-shirt and an homage to contemporary T-shirt graphics. Organized by Amateur Magazine, the exhibition is taking place from September 18th to 21st at the Starkart Gallery in Zurich, Read more

Author: Thomas Walde

GLOBAL DESIGN RESEARCH – FANTASTICO GRENZE EXOTIC CANVAS by Sibylle Stoeckli and Depot Basel

September 4th, 2014

Depot Basel has invited Sibylle Stœckli to display the results of her research around the theme of nutrition as a part of a residency located in their location at Voltaplatz. Read more

Author: Thomas Walde

SUMMER COLLECTION by Velt

August 29th, 2014

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.

Author: Florian Hauswirth

HAY OFFERS VOLET HOOK by Dimitri Bähler

August 24th, 2014

The little helpful Volet Hook by Dimitri Bähler is now available from Danish Brand HAY in different anodized aluminium colours. As Hay charmingly describes:

“The folded metal wings conceal the screw, while the hook does the job.”

Author: Luzia Kälin

Gebert Design Ambiente prize giving

August 21st, 2014

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.

Author: Florian Hauswirth

Nr. 217-220 A.C.E. feat. Adrien Rovero

August 21st, 2014

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.

Author: Thomas Walde

BRAID – OUTDOOR CARPET by Ruckstuhl

August 16th, 2014

Swiss Carpet Manufacturer Ruckstuhl is specialised in high-quality Carpets from natural fibres. Lately, they developed this simple but beautiful Outdoor Carpet named Braid which is made of coir.

Author: Luzia Kälin

COLLECTOR’S ITEM Nº1 – LAEND PHUENGKIT

August 9th, 2014

Every Month, Collector’s Item offers a stage for a selected artist to display its personal collection. Under the topic East meets West Swiss fashion designer Laend Phuengkit shows his creations as the Collector’s Item Nº 1. Get to know more about Laend Phuengkit here.

Author: Luzia Kälin

A BOOK ABOUT DESIRE by Raphael Perret, Zurich and New Delhi

August 8th, 2014

Read more about «Recycling Yantra», an art project portraying the informal e-waste recycling network in Delhi by Raphael Perret.

Author: Thomas Walde

KARAT by MIZKODESIGN

July 31st, 2014

«Karat» is a three-piece candle holder designed and produced in Switzerland. Read more.

Author: Thomas Walde

UNISEX KNIT PULLOVER produced by Soeder

July 25th, 2014

Unisex knit pullover 100% Egyptian bio cotton, spun in Italy and knitted in Huttwil, Switzerland produced by Soeder.

Author: Thomas Walde

DAMIAN FOPP & JULIAN ZIGERLI collaborated for Spring Summer 2015 collection

July 22nd, 2014

The fashion designer Julian Zigerli and Damian Fopp collaborated on a sandal for his Spring Summer 2015 collection.
Author: Thomas Walde

TEPPICH – GEKNÜPFTE LEBENSWELTEN by Salomé Bäumlin

July 13th, 2014

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.

Author: Luzia Kälin

SWISS FEDERAL DESIGN AWARD for Carlo Clopath

June 22nd, 2014

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.

Author: Luzia Kälin

WRONG FOR HAY – THE WOODEN SHELF by Lucien Gumy

June 22nd, 2014

The Wooden Shelf is a simple but clever project by Lucien Gumy from 2012. The plain wooden shelf can easily be disassembled but does not use any additional hardware. The beautiful piece is now part of the Wrong for Hay Collection.

Author: Luzia Kälin

SWISS DESIGN AWARDS by BAK

June 16th, 2014

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Author: Thomas Walde

CRAFT & BLING BLING by Depot Basel

June 4th, 2014

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)

Author: Thomas Walde

MASTER DESIGN DEGREE SHOW by ZHdK

June 3rd, 2014

Author: Thomas Walde

“IHP”, Industrial Handmade Patterns by Dimitri Bähler

May 16th, 2014

“IHP”, Industrial Handmade Patterns, a series of hand carved anodized aluminum plates by Dimitri Bähler.
Author: Thomas Walde

Beni Bischof — me, myself & I presented by Tableau Zurich

May 15th, 2014

Author: Thomas Walde

ZURICH REPARIERT by Christian Pfeifer

May 9th, 2014

Read about another master project «Zurich Repariert» realized by Ereignis Student Christan Pfeifer.

Author: Thomas Walde

LOW TECH CONFERENCE by Kommission für Entwicklungsfragen (KfE)

May 6th, 2014

Learn more about the Low Tech Conference organized by Kommission für Entwicklungsfragen (KfE)

Author: Thomas Walde

SOMETHING GOOD PRESENTS SPLIT by Tomas Kral

May 1st, 2014

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.

Author: Luzia Kälin

BUBBLE MIRROR by Joséphine Choquet & Virgile Thevoz

April 27th, 2014

Inspired by a bubble’s surface, the Bubble Mirror by Joséphine Choquet & Virgile Thevoz plays with the colors of the prism, which change according to your point of view.

Author: Luzia Kälin

DELIRIOUS HOME BY ECAL at Milano Furniture Fair 2014

April 24th, 2014

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.

Author: Luzia Kälin

NUTS ON CIRCLES by Annina Gaehwiler

April 24th, 2014

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)

Author: Thomas Walde

Forever Yours by Marc Haldemann

April 14th, 2014

Read more about «Forever Yours» which is a master in product design piece by Marc Haldemann. It’s all about emotional longevity in furniture design.

Author: Thomas Walde

HOUSE OF CARDS by Terrazzoproject

April 7th, 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.

Author: Thomas Walde

PLUEERSMITT at Spazio Cabinet during Milano Furniture Fair

April 3rd, 2014

Design Duo PLUEERSMITT will present their latest projects during the Milano Furniture Fair at Spazio Cabinet, via Alessandro Tadino 20 in Milan.

Author: Luzia Kälin

NEW FURNITURES by Christoph Jenni in Milan

April 2nd, 2014

Swiss product designer Christoph Jenni presents in Milan the aluminum chair APPIA and the side table BABA for Maxdesign and the chair collection VESPER and the tables NODO&STATO for Colos.
Author: Thomas Walde

OKOLO OFFLINE by Depot Basel

March 26th, 2014

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.

Author: Thomas Walde

DOING FASHION Graduate Show at Institute of Fashion Design Basel

March 23rd, 2014

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.

If you missed the show, you can watch the livestream.
The image above shows a look by Natasha Petruzziello.

Author: Luzia Kälin

JAPANESE POSTER ARTISTS at Museum für Gestaltung Zurich”

March 18th, 2014

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.”

Author: Luzia Kälin

“objectify” VASE SERIES 2014 by Isabell Gatzen

March 18th, 2014

During a 4 month sabbatical in Bali, designer Isabell Gatzen studied ceramic and porcelain product development. Her studies during this time lead her to create a vase series called „objectify“. Read more

Author: Thomas Walde

L1 Maurice de Mauriac by Fabian Schwärzler

March 17th, 2014

Fabian Schwärzler designed a watch for niche, Zurich-based watch brand, Maurice de Mauriac, will be known as the L1. Read more.

Author: Thomas Walde

BENCH by Moritz Schmid

March 10th, 2014

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.

Author: Luzia Kälin

AHOI AHOI presents tracery treasure jewellery collection by IT’S LAUBER

February 27th, 2014

Sabine Lauber designed for IT’SLAUBER a new jewellery collection. From 28.02.14 – 12.04.14 ahoiahoi presents the collection at Riehentorstrasse 14 in Basel. (photographs by Angelika Annen)

Vernissage: Thursday February 27 at 6 pm

Author: Thomas Walde
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