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Sun 23.6.

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.

 

 

Verbier Mountain Climbers, La Cabina del Papà by Atelier Oï, photo: © Annik Wetter

Verbier Mountain Climbers, La Cabina del Papà by Atelier Oï, photo: © Annik Wetter

Celebrating this Swiss icon of industrial design and ski tourism, the Verbier Mountain Climbers recently premiered at Design/Miami Basel 2013. The travelling exhibition will then be shown in Verbier and Geneva and eventually be sold at auction by Christies to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Switzerland. The series includes works by: Adrien Rovero, Anoush Abrar, Atelier Oï, ECAL / Baker Wardlaw Yves Décoppet, Jörg Boner + Lela Scherrer, Nicolas Le Moigne and Philippe Cramer.

 

Verbier Mountain Climbers, Levitation by Anoush Abrar, photo: © Annik Wetter

Verbier Mountain Climbers, Levitation by Anoush Abrar, photo: © Annik Wetter

All the sales proceeds will benefit the Make-A-Wish foundation of Switzerland, which grants wishes of children living a life-threatening illness.

 

to the Verbier Mountain Climbers website

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