Sebastian Marbacher
— Basic Chair2016 more infos

How do you reduce a chair to its essential form? Sebastian Marbacher offers an answer with multiple meanings with his stackable “basic chair”; when stacked, the object becomes a high chair for children, a tower or a work surface.

Damian Fopp
— Scolarship RCA London2015-2017 more infos

The industrial designer Damian Fopp from Zurich started studying at the Royal College of Art in London in 2015, graduating with a Master's degree in "Design Products" in May 2017. In 2017, he won a Swiss Design Award for his creative achievement of the last three years.

Wooden Shelf
— Marc Haldemann2016 more infos

Marc Haldemann's set of shelves can be installed without screws or any other tools: the individual shelves are placed on brass rods, which are inserted through their underside and connected to two circular rods on the floor. The weight of the structure locks it in place. The set of shelves can also be extended as desired.

— Hansel Schloupt2016 more infos

Peaks is a game for children. They learn to build objects using simple, plastic cylinders and little wooden boards of different sizes. Gaps at different heights and sloping surfaces inspire them to experiment and try to stop their creations from toppling. A game that strikes a balance between materials and how easy they are to stack.

— EGLI STUDIO2016 more infos

Glass Type
— Giulio Parini2015 more infos

Working with glassblower Matteo Gonet, the industrial designer Giulio Parini breathed new life into an old technique for treating glass surfaces. Letters made from graphite powder were worked onto the glass in its viscous state, creating glass objects with a distinctive look.

Neue Räume
— Kyburz Made2015 more infos

Rainer and Tobias Kyburz have committed themselves to recycling leftover materials such as old pallet frames and other 'hidden treasures', as they describe them. They regularly showcase their furniture creations at trade fairs like the 'Neue Räume' in November 2015.

EKWC working scholarship
— Stéphanie Bächler2015 more infos

Straddling two disciplines, the textile and fashion designer Stéphanie Baechler plays with materials and techniques. During a residency at the European Ceramic Work Centre (EKWC) in the Dutch town of Oisterwijk, the designer created ceramic clothes hangers, among other things.

Elements of Illusion
— Danja Good2014-2015 more infos

An ode to textiles: for her Master's dissertation at Chelsea College of Arts in London, the textile designer Danja Good created complex fabrics, mostly worked by hand. Her collection references the Swiss textile industry while also counterpointing machine-produced goods from the Far East.

Agora XXL
— Hannes Zander2013-2015 more infos

Mexico City is growing rapidly – as are the problems associated with it. As part of his Master's degree in landscape architecture at the GSD in Harvard, Hannes Zander designed the vegetable market of the future: a hybrid building that combines agriculture and the countryside with sales and an urban meeting spot.

Viva La Doccia
— Kollektiv Vier2015 more infos

Textile designers Mirjam Huwiler, Johanna Widmer and Eva Zuberbühler have created a range of shower curtains. The collection features distinctive depictions of mountain scenery, primeval forests and underwater worlds, all crafted from fragments of old pictures. They are also supported by the Creative Hub.

Salone Satellite
— Patrizia Keller2015 more infos

Industrial designer Patrizia Keller unveiled her first furniture collection at the 2015 Salone Satellite in Milan. Her range includes a lightweight stool, a bench and an assortment of smaller items, such as a rubbish bin and a writing desk.

The path to glassmaking
— Jonas Niedermann2015 more infos

Glassmaker Jonas Niedermann showcased his handiwork in “La Tuor” in the village of Samedan. This craft is becoming increasingly scarce, as it is no longer taught in Switzerland. Niedermann’s exhibition of artistic works included intricate one-off pieces, lamps and small production runs.

Open Water Guard
— Jon Kuster2015 more infos

Jon Kuster came up with the “Open Water Guard” project as part of his Master’s degree at the Royal College of Art in London. The system, designed to save people who have fallen overboard, uses a drone that transports a self-inflating rescue platform to victims.

Salone Satellite
— Daniel Wehrli2015 more infos

Industrial designer Daniel Wehrli took part in the 2015 SaloneSatellite in Milan, presenting works including his “Seaside Sofa” concept. The sofa weighs just 14 kg and is inspired by classic folding deckchairs.

Don’t you see?!!!!
— Abigail Janjic2014 more infos

Don’t you see?!!!! is a Master’s project which transforms digital images into a physical art installation as textile designer Abigail Janjic holds a mirror up to our consumption of digital images as disposable objects. The project questions whether we can reconnect with images on a more conscious level despite being inundated with visual data.

6x6 collaboration Grande
— Aurélie Mathieu and Charlotte Sunnen2014-2015 more infos

The project 6x6 aims to enhance the physical properties of marble. Sheets of material are 'sandwiched' between plates of marble, thereby reinforcing the stone. This new technique enables 6 x 6-centimetre marble beams to be cut and used just like wooden battens in the construction of furniture.

RCA Collection
— Stefanie Tschirky, Royal College of Art London2014-2016 more infos

Stefanie Tschirky has been working on her Master’s in Fashion Design at the Royal College of Art in London since 2014. In her first year, she won a variety of awards, including first place in the Future of Denim Branding competition run by Avery Dennison.

Seismonastic Scape
— Paula van Brummelen, Weissensee School of Art2014 more infos

Seismonastic Scape is a interactive surface made from graphite, which is connected to a microcontroller by a conductive fibre. The structure responds to touch and the proximity of receivers with a variety of movements.

nanu toy
— Chantal Bavaud2013-2015 more infos

nanu is a toy made from wood. Thanks to its modular structure, children are able to create a wide range of different situations and spatial structures using individual elements. It enables them to create their own world of play and to refine their sensory perception in way that is far removed from technical and computer-based devices.

Remote Material Deposition
— Sitterwerk art centre2014 more infos

The aim of this research project was to deposit a mouldable material remotely by 'throwing' it and build geometrically varied structures, all using a digitally operated machine. This robot-based fabrication method devised by the Chair of Architecture and Digital Fabrication of the ETH Zurich was implemented in cooperation with the Sitterwerk in St. Gallen.

anna glasses
— Renaud Donadey2014 more infos

The manufacture of spectacles generates a high level of waste: the spectacle frames and the temple are cut from a single sheet and the rest is thrown away. Designer Renaud Donadey has found a solution to this issue. He developed a process in which acetate rods are pressed into spectacle frames using heat and pressure.

FROM design collective
— C. Bizzotto, M. Amaral Netto and T. Nitsche2013-2014 more infos

Cesare Bizzotto, Manuel Amaral Netto and Tobias Nitsche met when studying for their Master's degree at ECAL art school in Lausanne, Switzerland. The three industrial designers consolidated their individual working methods into one collective creative approach. After graduating, they turned freelance and unveiled the prototypes of their debut works at the Milan Furniture Fair in 2014.

— Fanny Agnier2013-2014 more infos

The jewellery collection by Fanny Agnier consists of 10 individual necklaces, each reflecting the characteristics of an international celebrity. Fashion designer Jean Charles De Castelbajac, burlesque dancer Dita von Teese and models Inna Modja and Manish Arora are amongst those honoured with a dedicated piece of jewellery by way of an 'homage'.

Rara Muri
— Flora Fixy2013-2014 more infos

Industrial designer Flora Fixy has been experimenting with new processing technology to create shoes. She has stitched together commercially-available ropes to form a single area, which she has tied to make a sports and leisure shoe. The aim is to serial-produce a small collection.

— Claire de Quénetain, Royal College of Art, London2014 more infos

In her final work before graduation, Claire de Quénetain of the Royal College of Art in London takes gardens in Normandy and English parks in Gloucestershire as her source of inspiration. She has synthesised pictures of landscapes into print templates, using them to create home furnishings that convey the rich colours and diverse shapes of the natural patterns of the interior.

Fondue Caquelon
— Sylvain Aebischer 2012-2014 more infos

The cast-iron Fondue Caquelon by Sylvain Aebischer can be stored away to save space: the handle is unscrewed and put inside the pot with the base frame. He is currently working to bring a more compact and practical set to the market and wants to see it in series production in the near future.

— Dimitri Bähler2013 more infos

The European Ceramic Workcentre (EKWC) in the Netherlands is home to some huge kilns. During his three-month residency, industrial designer Dimitri Bähler set himself the task of taking up an entire oven to produce not kitchenware but monolithic furniture. These are now used as counters and coffee tables at the venue.

Perimeter collection
— Sarha Duquesne and Levi Dethier2013-2014 more infos

Perimeter is a small furniture collection that has been designed for use in the home office. The conceptual starting point of the series by Sarha Duquesne and Levi Dethier was a simple wooden surface: when combined with trestles it becomes a work surface; when inserted into U-shaped guide rails, it becomes either a high or low shelf, thanks to the diversity of the boards.

Electric Ceramic
— Florent Bouhey Fayolle and Roman Pin2013-2014 more infos

Florent Bouhey Fayolle and Roman Pin have developed two functional multi-plug adaptors from porcelain. They have transformed a material that was used for electrical installations before the invention of the plastic. But they have also created a new purpose for it at the same time: mobile phones can be placed on top of the table multi-plug adaptor, acting as a wall mount to support the cables.

Terrazzo Project
— Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard and Philippe-Albert Lefebvre2011-2013 more infos

Terrazzo is the name of a type of floor that has been around for hundreds of years and incorporates decorative – usually coloured additive materials such as glass – into a cement-bonded composition, producing its characteristic appearance. Industrial designers Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard and Philippe-Albert Lefebvre from Lausanne have taken this material as basis for their own furniture collection.

Movement, Space, Volume final collection;
— Stefanie TschirkyJuni 2014 more infos

Stefanie Tschirky studied fashion design at Kingston University and since 2014 she has been working towards her Master's at the Royal College of Art in London in the same subject. For her final undergraduate collection under the theme of movement, space and volume, she won the Council of Fashion Designers of America design competition, amongst other accolades.

iiode lighting collection
— L. Uhlmann, J. Mauloubier, C. Talbot and J. Besson 2013-2014 more infos

The 'iiode' studio consists of four designers who work as a collective to produce a series of LED lighting. The core piece is an aluminium-cast handle module that houses the LED technology. Different reflectors can be attached to this module and the unit can in turn be positioned in various standing or hanging devices. The aim is to have their prototypes serial-produced.

Home Collection
— Laura Stocker2014 more infos

Designer Laura Stocker has crafted a textile collection known as 'Home', centred on the themes of combining personal and public space and breaking down the barrier between work and pleasure. A clothing line for women has subsequently been tailored from the full-sized prints.