Vernissage: Thursday February 27 at 6 pm
“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
Ceramics by Debora Kurer from the Ceramic School of Berne. The every year presentation “Allerllei” (all sorts of things) is an exhibition where it’s also possible to buy the work of the students.
Wednesday 13. Until Friday 22. November 2013, Mo bis Fr 8am – , 9pm Sa 8am – noon,
Schänzlihalde 31, 3013 Bern
Schule für Gestaltung Bern und Biel
Keramikdesign Fachklasse KDFK
The bench «BENCH EXERCISE» designed and built by Sebastian Marbacher facilitates the gathering of people and celebrates the act of sitting together in a public space.
Lausanne-based Kissthedesign gallery currently shows the exhibition CÉRAMIQUE that explores the different sides of the material ceramic. The exhibition is not intended to show an exhaustive overview of the contemporary ceramic production, but is more focused in the decorative and narrative potential of the material.
The image above shows Dimitri Bähler’s Patterns & Colors project, where t he developed a technique of embossing, during a residency at EKWC, the European Centre for Ceramic in Den Bosch (NL), that allow to apply patterns on volumes combining texture and coloured glaze with a latex foil.
Kissthedesign Gallery, Lausanne
Exhibition from October 18 ’til december 21, 2013
ECAL invites to celebrate the launch of its new publication 30 Years of Swiss Typographic Discourse in the Typografische Monatsblätter with a panel discussion at Wednesday at the ZHDK. 6.30 pm Introduction by the authors of the book I 7.00 pm Panel discussion with Gilles Gavillet (graphic designer, Geneva), April Greiman (artist-designer, Los Angeles), Jonas Voegeli (graphic designer, Zurich) and Moderator Roland Früh. I 8.15 pm Cocktail30 Years of Swiss Typographic Discourse in the Typografische Monatsblätter by Louise Paradis with Roland Früh and François Rappo. Edited by ECAL, published by Lars Müller Publishers. Wednesday 16.10.2013, Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, Vortragssaal. Ausstellungsstrasse 60, 8005 Zurich.
Read more about the open lectures by Master of Arts in Design in Zurich.