THINGNESS by Jasper Morrison at Museum für Gestaltung

February 7th, 2016

Good design is “super normal”. With this approach Englishman Jasper Morrison has shaped a new understanding of design.

The show combines pioneering designs for international firms with histories of how the works were developed. In addition, for the “MyCollection” part of the exhibition, Jasper Morrison selects objects from the museum’s collections and explains what fascinates him about each of them.

Museum für Gestaltung Zurich

Thursday, 11 February, 7 pm

Author: Florian Hauswirth


February 4th, 2016

Starting with small accessories and household goods, DADADUM’s international lifestyle brand is now available from its online store.

Aside from their excellent design, the products made available in DADADUM’s new online store are made to exacting standards, which DADADUM controls from end to end. “We design our own creations, we manufacture and we distribute directly from the factory to you.”, says founder and CEO Demian Conrad. “Our products are made from the finest quality wood, marble and iron, by the most skilled craftsmen using the latest robotic technology.”

Author: Florian Hauswirth

MARLO & ISAURE launch at Maison&Objet Paris January 2016

February 2nd, 2016

French-Swiss furniture brand MARLO & ISAURE launched their latest Collection at M&O in Paris this January. The Collection includes pieces by Julie Richoz, Dimitri Bähler, Adrien Rovero, Nicolas Le Moigne among others.

The brand’s philosophy:
“M&I selects the best industrial and local craftsman and is surrounded by international designers to develop strong brand identity. A common thread is created between designers, manufacturers and retailers in order to make each product a collaboration of know-how. M&I keeps a close eye on the quality of production and the final price.”

Author: Luzia Kälin


January 31st, 2016

Author: Thomas Walde

2016 Unfrozen by swissdesignnetwork

December 15th, 2015

First SDN Design Research Winter Summit 28-31 January 2016, at Grandhotel Giessbach, Switzerland

Author: Thomas Walde

PIVOT – a side table for Glas Trösch Design by Moritz Schmid

December 15th, 2015

PIVOT is a side table designed by Moritz Schmid. It’s a glass element supported by three wooden profiles, which can be stacked to form a small column of shelves. PIVOT sees the perfect material partnership between, and application of, glass and wood.
Author: Thomas Walde

QWSTION invites Florian Hauswirth

December 9th, 2015

QWSTION invites Florian Hauswirth.

Author: Thomas Walde


December 5th, 2015

Sharing instead of owning – that should be todays thinking. KLEIHD is an initiative by four Swiss women for a shared wardrobe of everyday and festive clothing. KLEIHD takes care of selected fashion pieces and combines them with regional and sustainably manufactured clothing and accessories.

Since Friday December 4th you can lend a selection at KLEIHD’s PopUp Showroom at Idastrasse 28 in Zürich.

Author: Luzia Kälin

RAINCOAT by Qwstion

December 3rd, 2015

QWSTION is known for it’s collection of versatile bags somewhere inbetween high fashion and functional utility. And D.N.S. (Development Never Stops) has been our development partner since the early days. Their extensive knowhow in garment manufacturing was combined with our philosophy of „questioning the norm“ to explore what an everyday jacket for the same modern metropolitan individuals we cater to with our bags could look like.

Author: Florian Hauswirth

Tomas Kral Product Design Studio presents “L’UNIVERS DES PETITS OBJETS”

December 2nd, 2015

Tomas Kral Product Design Studio presents “L’UNIVERS DES PETITS OBJETS” at la Fabrik H2 in Monthey, Switzerland.

Author: Thomas Walde

SOLV by Fabio Rutishauser together with Schreinerei Fehlmann AG

December 1st, 2015

SOLV designed by Fabio Rutishauser and produced by Schreinerei Fehlmann AG.

Author: Thomas Walde


November 30th, 2015

A new game by Kidsgoods for the famous social workshop Brändli (known fro their barbecue set). Trible-T is based on the TicTacToe game and the “board” is made in vegetable tanned leather.

available here

Author: Florian Hauswirth

Hassenpflug chair by EMBRU@NEUERÄUME

November 28th, 2015

Last week at Neue Räume 15 Embru presented their classics like the Hassenpflug chair (Design by Gustav Hassenpflug, 1934).

Author: Thomas Walde

Pli for Tossa by Florian Hauswirth

November 27th, 2015

Last week at Neue Räume Tossa presented Pli designed by Florian Hauswirth.

Author: Thomas Walde


November 5th, 2015

Today is the final auction from TAKE a SEAT in Zurich with works from Lisa Ochsenbein, Zaccheo Zilioli, Allegory Studio, Thai Hua, and Wow Props.

opening and Apero 7pm, start auction 8pm

Z am Park
Zurlindenstrasse 275
8003 Zürich

Author: Florian Hauswirth

Leather bags by LASAMOD

November 1st, 2015

Read more about the leather bag collection lasamod designed and produced by SAMO.

Author: Thomas Walde


October 31st, 2015

Big-Game received the Design Preis Schweiz Merit for their body of work. Congratulations!
As the jury comments:
“The trio can already look back on a notable career. They stand for a youthful and refreshing design idiom, notable both for its functionality and for its playful approach – one that succeeds in redefining the Swiss design quality that everyone talks about. With their consistently unpretentious designs of furniture, objects, interiors and exhibitions, the well-connected threesome succeeded in making waves well beyond Switzerland at an early stage.”

Author: Luzia Kälin

LOGS by Aiino

October 14th, 2015

“Logs” a simple-clever-nice object designed by Norbert Meier and Philipp Gilge for their brand Aiino from Basel.

Author: Florian Hauswirth

Forum for an Attitude by Depot Basel

October 13th, 2015

Forum for an Attitude: 1 project, 2 locations, 2 openings. Join them for this occasion during Forum 1. Solidarity: Friday 16 October 2015 18:00 – 21:00 Vitra Design Museum Gallery Saturday 17 October 2015 20:00 – 23:00, Depot Basel. Questions? I Info here in German I Info here in English
Author: Thomas Walde

HOOP by Loris & Livia

October 4th, 2015

The simple and classic coatstand Hoop is made of powder coated steel and designed by Loris & Livia. The coatstand consists of three metal loops that are connected like giant chain links and then welded into a three-legged structure. Hoop is in production at the Italian manufacturer Covo and available in three colours.

Author: Luzia Kälin

LA LIGNE CERAMIQUE an exhibition by NOV Gallery

October 2nd, 2015

During the 14th edition of the Parcours Ceramique CarougeoisLa Ligne Céramique, an exhibition about contemporary ceramics will be presented by NOV Gallery. Therefore, emerging design talents were invited for a collaboration with Peter Fink, a ceramist with no less than 30 years of savoir faire in the craft.

NOV Gallery is a gallery dedicated to the promotion of emerging design and photography talents. The gallery exhibits limited editions of young creative talents emerging from ECAL.

Author: Luzia Kälin

Two selected Works by DELL’OREFICE DESIGN STUDIO at «il Gusto del Design» in the Instituto Svizzero di Milano.

September 11th, 2015

Read more about DELL’OREFICE DESIGN STUDIO and the exhibition.

Author: Thomas Walde

NOMINATIONS NOW OUT for design preis schweiz 2015/16

August 30th, 2015

This week, design preis schweiz has announced this year’s nominations and wow, some interesting projects to discover there! For example the project Ampoules LMP by Ecal-student Renaud Defrancesco which is nominated for the brand new Sustainable Impact Prize: Energy Efficient Lighting Technologies x Design will be presented at the leading Swiss fair for building technology and infrastructure Ineltec.

«Design and energy efficiency are like siamese twins : togehter they may contribute substantially to the the Swiss Energy Strategy 2050. We are looking forward to the collaboration with Design Prize Switzerland». Walter Steinmann, Direktor Bundesamt für Energie BFE

Author: Luzia Kälin

New showroom and products by Reseda

August 28th, 2015

Reseda release a new showroom designed by Christian Horisberger and a couple of new products by Daniel Gafner and Urban Meier. Preview day: August 28th, 5 pm at Reseda, Zürich.

Author: Thomas Walde

IT’S LAUBER X ANITA MOSER new Showroom in Basel

August 24th, 2015

The perfect match – It’s Lauber & Anita Moser join forces and open a new shop for Leather Accessories in Basel.
It’s Lauber we introduced here earlier: Sabine Lauber creates elaborately crafted leather bracelets and collars. Anita Moser is well-known for her unique crafted shoe-designs.
Together they will now also introduce new leather accessories such as travel kits, bags as well as purses.Everything is designed and developed in their new studio. Some pieces are hand-crafted there, others are manufactured in Italy. We’re excited to see what they’re up to!

Opening: September 4th, 4 pm at Hammerstrasse 90, Basel

Author: Luzia Kälin

GANTRISCH by Slowgoods

August 24th, 2015

The cutting board «Gantrisch» is made out of solid swiss black walnut wood that originates from the Naturpark Gantrisch close to Bern. The product ist designed by Slow Goods – Manuel Summermatter and Nikolas Kerl – with the idea to design, produce and sell products that follow the slow movement.

Author: Thomas Walde


August 23rd, 2015

Geneva-based Pia Farrugia is one of the winners of the Swiss Design Awards 2015.
“Pia Farrugia’s work is defined by jewellery as the artistic task of examining delicacy, the demand for precision and creative solutions to fastening techniques. She created her very own cosmos with the jewellery collection Blooming Species. The designer is breaking new ground in fit and in the innovative use of materials.”

Author: Luzia Kälin

JUPPA by Jörg Boner for atelierpfister

August 23rd, 2015

The economical constraints were the biggest challenge in the development of this chair. How to achieve a beautiful, intelligent and clever constructed chair within the challenging target price?
Juppa is the latest design by Jörg Boner for atelierpfister. Jörg Boner managed to answer all these questions with a both clever and charming design solution.
As he puts it: ”It is all about the democratisation of well-designed objects, which should be available for as many people as possible.”

Author: Luzia Kälin

NORKIND Themporary Store in Zurich

July 24th, 2015

Norkind is a project by Domenic Tschachtli und Dorothée Beerli. A very well selected collection of special items for a home. They also have their own products like the wooden lemon squeezer.

Author: Florian Hauswirth


June 3rd, 2015

The Fidu-Lab by Oskar Zieta has a new project: Fidu-Alphabet. Together with the graphic designer Marian Misiak they designed a special alphabet, the final shape is not made by a printer, but by air that creates the final shape of the inflated steel letters.

Author: Florian Hauswirth

ECAL TYPEFACES – a new onlineshop for fonts

May 31st, 2015

écal recently launched the online foundry in association with Swiss Typefaces. The onlineshop makes the fonts realized by the students in BA Graphic Design and in MA Art Direction available. A premiere for a school – pretty cool!

Author: Luzia Kälin

DESIGN DAY 2015 at Messe Basel

May 30th, 2015

Design & Branding is the topic of this year’s Design Day during Art Basel/Design Miami. On June 17th. The four main actors for design funding in Switzerland invite for discussion and exchange at Messe Basel, Hall 4. More details here.

Author: Luzia Kälin

TAPIS by Julie Richoz

May 30th, 2015

Inspired by Moroccan Carpets, with Tapis Julie Richoz tried to translate the richness of the handwoven patterns into a reproductible design. Tapis was developed together with the traditional carpet manufacturer Cogolin in the south of France.

As Julie Richoz points out:“I started with a simple pattern which was then fragmented, manipulated and reassembled to give the impression the pattern was developed and constructed during the weaving process.”

Author: Luzia Kälin

STUMMER DIENER by Serge Borgmann for Okro

May 3rd, 2015

New Swiss brand Okro is about to build up a collection of unique design pieces. The simple archaic Stummer Diener is an elaborately crafted piece by Chur-based carpenter Serge Borgman.

Author: Luzia Kälin

TEC LAB AT ZHDK Interview with Roman Jurt at Hochparterre

May 3rd, 2015

3D-printing possibilites improve at a breathtaking pace and offer a huge potential. The exciting field is what Roman Jurt is discovering and testing everyday together with students at the Tec Lab at ZHdK.
Hochparterre just published an interesting short interview with Roman Jurt: an insight into the advantages of the technology and what turn the role of the designer could take in the future – it’s worth reading!

Author: Luzia Kälin


May 3rd, 2015

During this years Salone del Mobile in Milan, the écal students of the Bachelor Photography and Master Product Design collaborated for a series of interactive installations called #Photobooth. With the installations the students made fun of the Selfie-culture and impressively showed how mobile phone cameras and the selfie phenomenon changed the way we look at ourselves. Watch the video.

Author: Luzia Kälin


April 29th, 2015

This Saturday the 2. Mai is a special opening of a Pop-up Store in Berne. The brand with an own store FEINFRACHT goes in a bigger space and presents for the first time a well selected group of Swiss Brands: Soeder, Florian Hauswirth Industrial Craft, Arno Wolf, Postfossil and of course also their own collection and their selected artisanal manufacture products.

From noon until midnight with a local DJ at the Bundesgasse 20, just 3min from the main station.

Author: Florian Hauswirth

SEASIDE SOFA by Daniel Wehrli

April 19th, 2015

Daniel Wehrli is a talented young Swiss designer who was also on display at Salone Satellite. Supported by the Ikea Foundation, he showed two beautiful simple wooden objects as well as the Seaside Sofa, a study for a superlightweight Outdoor Sofa.
A great concept – we are looking forward to see this idea evolve…

Author: Luzia Kälin

DOOR STOPPER by PlueerSmitt at karakter

April 19th, 2015

PlueerSmitt’s artistic design work was again on display in Milano. Next to their new pieces which were part of the Synopsis exhibition, the Danish brand karakter has taken parts of their last year’s exhibits into their collection, for example the beautiful and simple wooden Door Stopper object.

Author: Luzia Kälin

LET IT SLIDE BOWL by Isabel Gatzen

April 19th, 2015

One of the Swiss discoveries at Salone Satellite in Milano was Zürich-based Isabel Gatzen who showed a small series of objects. Her Let it Slide Bowl is a geometric object made of two angled white marble sections joined together by a contrasting anodised aluminium ring.

Author: Luzia Kälin
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