Design Prize Switzerland: MJHL Montreux Jazz Heritage Lab, photo: Joel Tettamanti
The biennial Design Prize Switzerland has awarded ALICE epfl/enac/ia/alice (Dieter Dietz, Olivier Ottevaere, Charlotte Erckrath, Lukas Lenherr, Tibo Smith) and Interaction Design EPFL + ECAL LAB (Nicolas Henchoz, Cem Sever, Daniel Tamburino) the Market – Interior award for the Montreux Jazz Heritage Lab, a specially constructed modular room to experience recordings “with total visual and acoustic authenticity”.
Both the bath and the ‘Menhir’ wash basin are free-standing, highly sculptural pieces that provide an arresting focal point within any bathroom space
When it came to launching their latest family of products, high-end Swiss bathroom manufacturer decided to buck the trend for the ultra-rational and focus on building on the softer, timeless design language of its earlier Palomba collection. The result: the striking Palomba Collection 2012. (by Simon Keane-Cowell)
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Hannes Wettstein, photo courtesy of Studio Hannes Wettstein
An exhibition dedicated to the indisputable talent of the late Swiss designer Hannes Wettstein will open on 6 October in the main hall of ETH Zürich. His most important works including ‘hundreds’ of sketches as well as furniture, products and interior designs will be on display at the show.
‘Hannes Wettstein, 1958–2008′ exhibition was organised by the Zürich-based Studio Hannes Wettstein and will be presented by ETH’s Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture (gta).
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Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret on Chandigarh's Lake Shukna in a pedal boat designed by Jeanneret, c. 1950; photo Sureh Sharma
Having received the brief to plan and design a new state capital for the Punjab, Le Corbusier, true to form, delivered a striking urban entity that’s a veritable ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’. A forthcoming exhibition at the Galerie Anton Meier in Geneva of the Swiss architect and Pierre Jeanneret’s furniture for India’s first postcolonial city demonstrates neatly the level of consideration given to the shaping this modernist gem. (by Simon Cowell)
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The table football arena, in the recreational area of a Swiss bank
The cafeteria for about 1,000 employees of a Swiss Bank needed a refurbishment.
Gessaga Hindermann architects based their design on the idea that table football isn’t just a good mental distraction while taking a break from work, but also supports team spirit.
The football players can be customised using "Face-Cap", a specially designed head attachment
With three table-soccer tables in place, not only can all of the teams participating in the World Cup in South Africa be selected and interchanged, but pictures of the relevant players can also be stuck on using “Face-Cap”, a specially designed head attachment. The customisable table-football players have been patented. Gessaga Hindermann are now looking for potential manufacturers.
Picnic benches have been used to lend the cafeteria a casual expression for those taking a break from the bank's professional routine
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