After almost 6 weeks summerbreak we are back in working modus, a nice feeling!!
A short information for my Swiss readers: Don't miss the interesting exhibition Musterzimmer in Basel, opening Friday, August 17th, 6 pm. (Exhibition: August 17th – September 14th, 2012)
What does the future Musterzimmer look like? According to the integral principles of the Swiss Werkbund in the 1920ies, Swiss designers show their vision of the essential elements in respect to material, construction, form and function. (Collaboration Sachenmachen & Depot Basel)
I am still of the opinion that Swiss Interior Designers are often a bit conservative, most of them use 'status symbol' furniture as a save value, no risk with new products or materials. The work of Claudia Silberschmidt, better known as Atelier Zürich, is a big exception. New ideas, fresh and touching elements, a perfect eye for colors... More work pieces on her website here!
Well, here’s your chance! Madame Hervé is bringing on its first intern! (Yes, this is an experiment) What does this mean? I am looking for an intern to help 3 or potentially 4 days a week. But, you don‘t have to live in Switzerland, we communicate on a daily basis via skype to discuss the projects.
This is a paid internship.
Daily/weekly activities include: * research in design related topics * moodboards and design concepts for clients * graphic concepts corporate design related * conceptual design of products * interior design concepts * communicate on a daily basis with studio Madame Hervé
Desired skills: * solid knowledge of industrial design, graphic design, architecture * trendspotter, ability to find great design sources or trends * Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop skills (CAD a plus) * good Internet connection * MAC user a plus * Typepad experience a plus * knowledge of HTML a plus
Term: 3 or 6-month commitment
How to Apply: We are accepting applications via email only. Please send the following to tilda [at] madameherve.com with subject “Winter Internship”:
* CV * A statement about why you want this internship * If you are a designer, please send a link to your portfolio or images (pdf only)
Edition No.9 is running now! The Concept Store Edition Populaire in Zurich sells beautiful and functional thing during 2 weeks, so hurry up, the store is now open until coming saturday. Thanks for the link to Aleli and Kaspar.
Hey Swiss readers watch out! Next week I'll see you at the opening of the Salon Privée at Cabinet 52 in Zurich! Works and collections from Nina van Rooijen, Larissa Kramer, Ursula Gigliotti and Teres. More detail informations here! A big thank you and good luck to Larissa!
I found this wonderful Swiss family & design blog via Hopehope. At last a swiss related family blog, all about kids, living and fashion, created by Andrea Bornhauser and Nicole Gutschalk. Thank you and we stay curious!! (blog written in german)
To continue in my new series Design in Switzerland I would like to introduce you in the work of ALEXIS GEORGACOPOULOS. If this name sounds 'strange' for you, yes, origin it's a Greece name. Born in Athen, he now lives and works in Lausanne, the French part of Switzerland. He practices in his own design studio and heads the Master studies in industrial design at the ECAL.
I‘m deeply involved in the Swiss Design scene, but the majority of my readers are not Swiss... But hey, we have so much great design in Switzerland! So, I thought it would be great to share some current products or concepts every week, DESIGN IN SWITZERLAND. Here we go, next week more.... (And yes, if you are a Swiss Designer, you can contact me!)
Sandra Kaufmann is the designer behind the Strada del Sole sunglasses collection. Founded 2007 in Zurich, entirely swiss made, this brand is absolutely spectacular! Strada Del Sole frames are build in a completely different manner, you can fold the temples right against the lenses which makes them small enough to put into your pocket. To switch between the two shapes, you just put pressure on the middle and end of the temples, and it will snap into place. Really smart, the Swiss answer to Ray Ban?!