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Posts tagged as 'Alfredo Häberli'

Fri 20.10.

Material Tendencies: Alfredo Häberli

Posted by Walter Phillips on 20.10.2017 - Tagged as: ,


“Wood is one of the most fantastic materials ever. I like the natural patina that wood receives, being outdoors or indoors.“ Alfredo Häberli among other leading architects and designers rank their favourite materials.


Read full article on Designers’ Top 10 Materials 2017
Full interview with Alfredo Häberli on Architonic

'Stammtisch' table by Alfredo Häberli for Quodes

‘Stammtisch’ table by Alfredo Häberli for Quodes

Zürich-based designer Alfredo Häberli has collaborated with Dutch furniture company Quodes on this pared-down, solid wood dining table design. Featuring a contrasting, oversized metal joinery which also forms a part of table’s base, ‘Stammtisch’ is made of natural oak and the design has just been named as one of the winners of the Interior Innovation Award 2013. (more…)

Fri 13.4.

April tables by Alfredo Häberli for Nikari (FI)

Posted by Susanne Fritz on 13.04.2012 - Tagged as: , ,

April tables by Alfredo Häberli for Nikari

Finnish leading wood design company Nikari has launched the APRIL tables by Swiss designer Alfredo Häberli. APRIL is part of the year-long project 2012 DESIGNS FOR NATURE, which tells about Nikari philosophy and wood design ideology: how they delicately manufacture exquisite quality furniture and products of the local forests’ wood in Fiskars Village.



Thu 28.4.

Milan 2011: ‘Jill’ chair by Alfredo Häberli for Vitra (CH)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 28.04.2011 - Tagged as: , , , ,

'Jill Tube' by Alfredo Häberli for Vitra; photo by Marc Eggimann ©Vitra

Following the number of high-profile collaborations with some of the most prominent contemporary designers, Swiss furniture-manufacturing heavyweight Vitra has unveiled ‘Jill’ during this year’s Milan Salone del Mobile.


'DS-480' by Alfredo Häberli for de Sede

This futuristic convertible sofa is a redesign of a famous de Sede classic brought back to the collection with some alternations carried through by the Swiss designer Alfredo Häberli. Don’t miss to get an introduction of all the functions at the de Sede booth at imm cologne 2011.


'Aris' by Moritz Schmid, photo by Francois Halard

An interview in the Swiss daily newspaper Tagesanzeiger which was entitled “Chairs are the best wardorbes” drew my attention to Moritz Schmid and his designs. The Zürich based industrial designer described the work on his new furniture he designed for the Swiss manufacturer Pfister. ‘Aris’ is part of the recently launched, new collection which was developed under the curatorship of Alfredo Häberli.


Tue 18.5.

‘Gaffa’ by Alfredo Häberli for Alias (IT)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 18.05.2010 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

'Gaffa' by Alfredo Häberli for Alias

After the takeover of the majority shareholding by the Managing Director Renato Stauffacher and other investors the Italian manufacturer Alias left Poltrona Frau and invited to their showroom during this year’s Salone del Mobile.

One of the novelties is this new, pretty spacy and extremly comfortable upholstery family ‘Gaffa’ by Swiss designer Alfredo Häberli. It is composed of a dining armchair, a lounge armchair and an ottoman, all upholstered in fullgrain leather or Kvadrat® Divina fabric.

'Gaffa' by Alfredo Häberli for Alias

Unfortunatly the purity of its shape doesn’t go along with its rather complex construction: The structure is made from polyurethane foam with metal inserts, elastic belts and thin padding to keep comfort and flexibility. Two tiny wheels under the legs in the front make it easy to move the chairs.

'Gaffa' armchair chair by Alfredo Häberli for Alias

'Gaffa' by Alfredo Häberli for Alias

more Alias products @ Architonic

'Meshlamp' by Werner Aisslinger

'Meshlamp', 2009, Edition of 10 + 1, by Werner Aisslinger

The HELMRINDERKNECHT contemporary design gallery in Berlin recently opened their new exhibition VASE vs. VASES. 15 international designers and artists, among them Alfredo Häberli, Oskar Diaz, Werner Aisslinger and Martí Guixé, have been invited to show their contemporary interpretations of this commodity item. The exhibition is open until 09 January 2010.

One of my favourite pieces is the work by Werner Aisslinger. To produce the vase, a specially crafted mould in the form of a bag and made out of fibre glass is filled with liquid glass and blown into a cylindrical wooden form. The mesh leaves its print in an uncontrollable process of dilation in the glass and makes each of the mesh lamp stands unique in its form and structure of surface. Each object is a unique piece. The techniques were developed in cooperation with the Centre for Glass CIAV Centre International D’Art Verrier, Meisenthal (France).

'Lineas' by Alfredo Häberli

'Lineas' 2007, Edition 5 of each, by Alfredo Häberli

Alfredo Häberli designed a series or family of three vases made of pure glass, each individually banded with colored rubber bands which seem to hold the glass together, but are simply an instrument to divide the vase aperture in order to present single flowers or bouquets in the very same vase.

Objet mélancolique No 1 (vase), 2009, Edition of 6+1 by Frédéric Dedelley

Objet mélancolique No 1, 2009, Edition of 6+1 by Frédéric Dedelley

In Dedelley´s vase the production process and the material are part of the design. The imperfection of an archaic production process (sand casting) and a good portion of fortuitousness due to his choice of material (Tombac, light alloy brass / a mixture of bronze and brass) determine the final shape of the vase. Small imperfections in shape, a vivid and accidental color and the rare quality of the surface provide the unique and outstanding beauty and distinctive character of this vase.

'Podium' (Gold / Silver / Bronze), 2009, Edition of 5+2 by Nicolas Le Moigne

'Podium' (Gold / Silver / Bronze), 2009, Edition of 5+2 by Nicolas Le Moigne


For technical support contact Alfred Giolai VASE vs. VASES at the HELMRINDERKNECHT contemporary design gallery in Berlin