Plui
2020

Water is a vital element - in nature as well as in the city. It serves us as drinking water, it is artistically orchestrated and creates recreational spaces. But today water also an element of microclimate design to adapt to climate change. Plui combines this necessary adaptation with the conscious use of the precious resource of water. A funnel-shaped umbrella collects the rain and guides it into a green reservoir. Capillary mats release the water to the plant soil over a longer period of time. This way, dry phases can be bridged without additional irrigation. Self-sufficient, shaded islands are created in urban space, inviting you to pause for a moment.

Collaboration with Luca Hartmann

Fassetta
2019

Swiss Stone Pine is the wood of the grisons alps. Its unmistakable smell, resin deposits and numerous branches reflect the uniqueness of the countless valleys of the swiss mountain canton. Often bypassed for just these reasons, the Fassetta sideboard emphasises those specific qualities of the alpine wood. The freely rotating wing elements turn this unpretentious piece of furniture into a room dividing or opening element that is accessible from all sides. This creates a poetic show of the incomparable aesthetic structure of the Swiss Stone Pine. There is no inside and outside, no beautiful and ugly side, but a thousand different facets that are worth to be seen, smelled and touched.

2nd place in the competition Mobiglias - Möbel und Objekte aus Graubünden

Produced by Ramon Zangger

Coffee Roaster
2019

Design concept of a smart home coffee roaster for a swiss Start Up.
Ritur
2019

The Ritur lamp aims at the cultivation of rituals and routines. The analogy to the hourglass encourages us to perceive the upcoming time more consciously. When the lamp dims automatically after fifteen minutes, it can be reactivated for a new period by turning it upside down again.

Niesen
2018

Niesen is a reinterpretation of the classic beer garden chair. The chair is named after a famous swiss mountain that is specifically recognized because of it’s triangular shape. The kink allows the seat stays to disappear completely into the back rest when folded, allowing the chair to be stacked in a compact manner. Therefore a stack of twenty chairs reaches a height of only 83 centimeters.

©Ivo Schlaepfer
2022