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Best of Swiss Designs (Industrial and Furniture)

I'm looking for information resources that showcase some of the late achievements by Swiss Designers (Industrial & Home Furnishings).

I used to consider Swiss Furniture design as too minimal, modern and trendy; so I didn't pay too much attention to them. But then I realze some of those designs have quite impressive longevity. Take the Le Corbusier chairs, for example. After over 80 years, they are still quite chic and relevant in this day and age.

I'm looking for some of the latest achievements. I came across the Vitra Site, and the Strebel Design Book. There are some outstanding designs in them. Would you happen to know of any others?

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USM furniture is another one. Not my cup of tea but seems pretty popular even with the hefty price tag.
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Re: Best of Swiss Designs (Industrial and Furniture)

Add Lista Workspace (http://www.lista.ch/index.php?id=3&changeLang=set&L=0) and Lista Office (http://www.lista-office.com/)
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Re: Best of Swiss Designs (Industrial and Furniture)

You forgot Pierre Jeaneret from Geneva, Le Corbusier's cousin who collaborated with him on most of the iconic pieces for Cassina.

Here's a link to the design "Bible" website. If you sort by nationality, CH has 235 designers.

http://www.architonic.com/pmdes/designer/0/8992187/1
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Re: Best of Swiss Designs (Industrial and Furniture)

Max Ernst Haefeli is an interesting designer. Minimal, modern but not so trendy. Here is a site with some of his works http://www.horgenglarus.ch.
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Re: Best of Swiss Designs (Industrial and Furniture)

Lets not leave out Charlotte Perriand who was the driving and creative force (behind the scenes) of much of Le Corbusier's 'atelier' chair designs.


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You forgot Pierre Jeaneret from Geneva, Le Corbusier's cousin who collaborated with him on most of the iconic pieces for Cassina.

Here's a link to the design "Bible" website. If you sort by nationality, CH has 235 designers.

http://www.architonic.com/pmdes/designer/0/8992187/1
Good link there. I am feeling that both Switzerland and Belgium, both small countries in land size, are turning out some very creative works of art and architecture, design, on many levels.

Check out Elizabeth Llasch if you can at Beaux-Art museum in Lausanne- Rippone. Extraordinary talent. Laureat 2009 Prix du Jury for Canton Vaud. Until 28 Feb 2010

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Alfredo Haeberli did some nice furniture designs, as well as some pottery and wineglasses for iittala. He is a great designer who draws a world from a couple of lines.
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Good link there.

That is a great link. Thanks TheSpouse!

I also found this cool blog from Tina Roth Eisenberg in NYC: http://www.swiss-miss.com/


Any links to current design achievements would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Best of Swiss Designs (Industrial and Furniture)

Phos, if you have NZZ am Sonntag, their style section does fairly regular features on contemporary Swiss design. I think either the NZZ daily or the Sunday one has an annual Swiss design supplement as well.
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Re: Best of Swiss Designs (Industrial and Furniture)

Pro Helvetia sponsors a travelling exhibition that showcases Swiss design, called "Criss & Cross". The companion book is beautiful.

http://www.prohelvetia.ch/CRISS-CROS...77.0.html?&L=4

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