September 2014
M T W T F S S
« Aug    
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930  

Share on Facebook

Sat 10.10.

‘echos’ by Pour les Alpes

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 10.10.2009 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

'Ehrfurcht' ('awe') by Pour les Alpes

'Ehrfurcht' ('awe') by Pour les Alpes

Under their newly founded label ‘Pour les Alpes’ the Swiss designers Tina Stieger and Annina Gaehwiler presented their collection of furniture at the Mint shop during this year’s London Design Festival.

'Ehrfurcht' by Pour les Alpes

'Ehrfurcht' by Pour les Alpes

The collection ‘echos’ is an award-winning furniture serie of the ‚echoes’ competition announced by the Swiss Arts Council ‚Pro Helvetia’.

“The three chests of drawers have been created in close cooperation with five different artisan craftsmen from two Swiss regions, Grisons and Appenzell. Shingle-making, wood-carving and lace-making: artisanal techniques, which are still present in the Swiss alpine region and above all, deeply rooted in everyday life.”

'Neugierde' ('curiosity') by Pour les Alpes

'Neugierde' ('curiosity') by Pour les Alpes

“The individual objects are a tribute to the Swiss Alps and are, in a formal and symbolical way, referring to an identity rooted in the alpine culture. They are telling exceptional new stories, which awake familiar memories but still offer enough space for own interpretations. The names of the pieces of furniture are ‚Ehrfurcht’ (reverence), ‚Neugierde’ (curiosity) and ‚Sehnsucht’ (desire). They all describe a personal point of view of the alpine surroundings.”

'Sehnsucht' ('yearning') by Pour les Alpes

'Sehnsucht' ('yearning') by Pour les Alpes

to the Pour les Alpes website

The Independent Source for
Products, Materials and Concepts Architonic | architecture and design
Creative materials consultants to the architecture and creative industries. Creative materials consultants to the architecture and creative industries.
Fascinating World of Design for
Modern Kids Kidsmodern - Fascinating World of Design for Modern Kids
Broadcasting Architecture Worldwide Broadcasting Architecture Worldwide
International Architecture News International Architecture News
Online Design Magazine Online Design Magazine