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Verbier Mountain Climbers: Revisiting a Swiss Icon

Posted by Walter Phillips on 23.06.2013 - Tagged as:

Verbier Mountain Climbers, Artefact by Philippe Cramer, photo: © Annik Wetter

Verbier Mountain Climbers, Artefact by Philippe Cramer, photo: © Annik Wetter

A series of dismantled old ski gondolas from Verbier, Switzerland have been revisited by some of Switzerland’s most acknowledged designers and artists for ‘Verbier Mountain Climbers: Revisiting a Swiss Icon’, a Swiss cultural and entrepreneurial project for charity.



'ACTING THINGS - Material Flow' by Judith Seng at Design Miami/ Basel 2013

‘ACTING THINGS – Material Flow’ by Judith Seng at Design Miami/ Basel 2013

Commissioned for Design Miami/Basel 2013 as the fourth in a series of experiments which investigates the making of objects through the performing arts, ‘ACTING THINGS – Material Flow’ by Berlin-based Judith Seng unveils the aesthetic, energetic and social dimensions of production processes.



Architonic at Design Miami/ Basel 2013

Posted by Walter Phillips on 11.06.2013 - Tagged as:

Architonic at Design Miami/ Basel 2013

Architonic at Design Miami/ Basel 2013

Architonic attended the first day of Design Miami/ Basel 2013, the global forum for design in Basel, Switzerland, which is marking its 8th edition this year with a move to Hall 1 Süd, part of the new permanent exhibition hall designed by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron. Join us on a photographic tour through the exhibition hall in the following Facebook album. Design Miami/ Basel runs from June 11-16, 2013.


> to Architonic’s tour of Design Miami/ Basel 2013

Impressions from Design Miami/ Basel 2012

Earlier this month (11 – 17 June) Design Miami/ Basel returned to Switzerland for its 7th edition with exhibitions from from Europe, the United States and Asia’s most relevant design galleries showcasing 20th and 21st century collectible design. Naturally, Architonic was there but in case you didn’t make it to Basel, here’s our vast image gallery with no less than 240 images from this inspiring show. Enjoy!


to Architonic’s tour of Design Miami/ Basel 2012


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Lamp 1960s Plastic, metal 156 x 27,5 x 13 cm Author: I. Zholtovsky (supervisor), M. Kruglov, V. Lazarev

At this year’s Design Miami/Basel an exhibition dedicated to original and rare items of Soviet interior design of the 1920s and early 1930s, as well as the period of the late 1950s to 1970s is presented by Heritage Gallery, Moscow. The exhibition is on display at the currently ongoing Design Miami Basel 2012.


Roger Tallon Cockle Armchair, polished aluminium and spazmolla, Foto © Jousse Enterprise

Matthias Jousse of Galerie Jousse Entreprise started collecting Tallon’s works in the 60ies which resulted in an extensive exhibition in 2005, which was prepared with the artist. This year, Galerie Jousse Entreprise shows part of their collection of Roger Tallon’s oeuvre on Design Miami/Basel 2012.


Metropole aluminum house, ca. 1949; Metal, aluminum and wood; 8 x 12 m; Photo © Galerie Patrick Seguin

For the second time, Galerie Patrick Seguin will be bringing a Jean Prouvé House to Basel. After the 6×6 meter demountable bungalow, created for the war victims in Lorraine, which was on show last year, this year the Aluminum House will be built and dismantled every day. The performance demonstrates the visitors the modularity of the house and that it can be easily and quickly assembled.


'Tonus' stool by Aldo Bakker for Particles Gallery; photo by Erik and Petra Hesmerg

The award-winning Dutch designer Aldo Bakker has created a collection of beautifully crafted wooden furniture which was showcased by the Amsterdam-based contemporary Particles Gallery during this year’s Design Miami/ Basel. On show as part of the Design On/Site schedule, Bakker’s new works included an organically-shaped curvilinear ‘Tonus’ stool which has been hand-carved out of a solid block of oak wood; a simple ‘Stool’ executed in various types of wood such as chestnut, gleditsia, ash, elm and walnut; and an elm-wood ‘3DWN1UP’ chair which takes its name from the unexpected, reversed positioning of one of its legs which, by being placed atop of the seat, serves as a back rest. (more…)