Swiss Design: Built to Last

Swiss Design: Built to Last
swissnex San Francisco – swissnex San Francisco
Swiss designers are known for style, creativity, and detailed execution. In February, the best of Swiss Design comes to California with the biennial Design Preis Schweiz, or Swiss Design Award exhibition. Dwell Magazine’s Aaron Britt moderates the opening panel discussion with top designers bridging the US and Europe.Joining Britt are Wilhelm Oehl of Eight Inc., Lukas Scherrer from Shibuleru, One and Co.’s Claude Zellweger, and curator of the Design Preis Schweiz, Heidi Wegener. DJs deep-L and Blufarm test out work from Nopicnic called the Pacemaker — a fully integrated DJ system for Tonium that’s no bigger than an MP3 player. The Pacemaker won the 2009 RADO Product Design Award.The Design Preis Schweiz competition is open to Swiss designers living in Switzerland and abroad as well as foreign designers who make their products in Switzerland. Organized by the Design Center in Langenthal, Switzerland, the awards in communications, textiles, products, furniture, fashion, and more are handed out by an international panel of judges that has included greats such as Konstantin Grcic and Jasper Morrison.The biennial Design Preis Schweiz exhibition also features Martin Leuthold’s magical Secret Garden, Pollock fabrics, and Colin Schaelli’s V30 Skid, a modular furniture system for Freitag. Swiss Design: Built to Lastswissnex San Francisco – swissnex San FranciscoSwiss designers are known for style, creativity, and detailed execution. In February, the best of Swiss Design comes to California with the biennial Design Preis Schweiz, or Swiss Design Award exhibition. Dwell Magazine’s

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