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Posts tagged as 'Switzerland'

Wed 19.12.

stilhaus: ‘Bringing together what belongs together’

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 19.12.2012 - Tagged as: , , ,

stilhaus has opened its doors, offering visitors to the 20,000-square-metre retail and exhibition space in Rothrist, Switzerland, a considered, yet comprehensive, selection of the best design brands

stilhaus has recently opened in Rothrist, Switzerland

stilhaus – the new design destination in Switzerland – doesn’t do things by halves. 20,000 square metres of retail and exhibition space next to one of the country’s busiest motorway intersections offers architects, planners and end consumers an edit of some of the top international design brands. stilhaus is in the house… (by Simon Keane-Cowell)

 

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Villa préfabriqué in Collonges by Pierre-Alain Dupraz; photo courtesy of the architect

Geneva-based architectural practice Pierre-Alain Dupraz have recently realised this single family residence overlooking the Salève mountain. Composed of prefabricated concrete modules stacked atop of each other to form the minimalist residence, ‘Villa préfabriqué’ was completed earlier this year. (more…)

Fri 23.11.

‘Marionet’ table by Simon Busse for MOX (CH)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 23.11.2012 - Tagged as: , , ,

‘Marionet’ table by Simon Busse for MOX

Stuttgart-based designer Simon Busse has developed this ingeniously constructed side table for the Swiss furniture brand MOX. Assembled from three solid oak legs and a powder-coated steel top, the aptly-named ‘Marionet’ is held together by a contrasting, bright-red elastic cord which also forms a small handle enabling the design to be lifted and shifted easily. (more…)

Tue 20.11.

FabLab Zürich opening

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 20.11.2012 - Tagged as: , , ,

‘Nie mehr Kabel entwirren’ project

Everyone has good ideas. Few have the time, the space, the tools and the team to get an idea into action and give it the right shape. The FabLab Zurich is more than a workshop, it is a melting pot for creative people, a showcase of Zurich, a FabCafé, a guerilla development site (“designing instead of consuming”), a design free-space for social innovation, a global experiment.

 

FabLab literally stands for Fabrication Laboratory = manufacturing laboratory. A FabLab offers users access to the latest manufacturing techniques with a focus on digital production. The idea was originally developed at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) by Neil Gershenfeld. The first FabLab started there in 2002. Widely used are 3D printer, laser cutter, CNC machines. But each FabLab is different and therefore unique and follows the principles of the Fab Charter. Worldwide, there are already over 150 FabLabs (September 2012). (more…)

Architonic Concept Space IV has been developed in FluidSolids®, an innovative new material by Beat Karrer

Architonic doesn’t do things by halves. For its Concept Space IV – the latest in a series of technologically innovative and architecturally led fair stands installed at the best design events internationally – it commissioned leading Swiss designer Beat Karrer to create an physical environment that is both structurally and materially striking, as well as ecologically smart. The result: a new kind of presentation space embracing a brand new material technology – FluidSolids®. (more…)

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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The official partner of ‘Salon Suisse’, initiated and organised by Pro Helvetia, is the Swiss bathroom specialist Laufen; photo by Laufen

Salon Suisse, the early evening event programme accompanying Miroslav Šik’s Swiss Pavilion exhibition at the 13th International Architecture Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia - returns tomorrow (16 October) with the second event block under the heading ‘Talking architecture practice,…and a touch of the Swiss.’ Curated by the London-based editor Robert Guy Wilson and held at the Palazzo degli Ulivi Trevisan, the series of readings, presentations, performances, panel discussions and workshops will ‘devote itself to architectural practice’ and ‘highlight the peculiarities of Swiss architecture’ while ‘drawing comparisons with the situation in the UK.’

 

For detailed programme and to register visit www.salonsuisse.laufen.com

Shoes, Books and a Bike by Thomas Walde for Postfossil

Thomas Walde, the Swiss industrial designer and co-founder of the Postfossil design collective has recently created this multifunctional bike stand-cum-shelving unit for the aforementioned Zurich-based brand. ‘Shoes, Books and a Bike’, which can also double as a room divider in an open-plan living space or a studio, is made of three simple materials such as pine frame, coconut fibre and steel screws. (more…)