Water is a vital element of life on our planet - 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 is 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


Swiss Stone Pine is the wood of the grisons alps. Its distinctive smell, numerous resin deposits and branches reflect the uniqueness of the countless valleys of the swiss mountain canton. Often avoided 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

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

The Ritur table lamp celebrates routines and rituals. The analogy to the hourglass encourages us to perceive the upcoming time more consciously. Inductively charged, the light is activated through a 180° turn upside down. After 15 minutes, it will slowly start dimming the light. You either come to an end of your routine or reactivate Ritur for a new period by turning it upside down again.


Niesen is a reinterpretation of the classic beer garden chair in a clear, functional design and with reduced material choice, making it easy to replace and recycle parts. The chair is named after a famous swiss mountain that is specifically known through it’s iconic triangular shape. With the Niesen chair, the bend has not only aesthetic reasons, but is key to it’s function. It allows the seat stays to completely fold into the back stays. This way, the chair can be stacked in a very compact manner, minimizing storage space for seasonal outdoor gastronomy and events.

©Ivo Schlaepfer