Nicola from Bern

Bern | Since 2005

Nicola Enrico Stäubli
Aebistrasse 2, 3012 Bern, Switzerland
Phone +41 (0) 78 708 01 00

Category:

Product designers
Nicola from Bern
Nicola Enrico Stäubli, Designer / dipl. Architekt ETH

Education
2004
Degree in architecture at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
1998-2004
Studies in architecture at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich/Lausanne
1998
HSC at the Gymnasium of Economics, Bern-Kirchenfeld

Activities
2007
Co-founder of MILIEU gallery / art space, Bern (www.milieu-digital.com)
2006-2007
Realization of the project «cardboard furniture for kids» (www.foldschool.com)
2004-2005
Employment at MRH Architects, Bern (www.mrh.ch)
I2002
nternship at Frédéric Dedelley Product Design, Zurich (www.fdedelley.ch)
2000-2001
Internship at W3 Architects, Zurich (www.w3a.ch)
2000
Internship at Taroni Metal Construction, Zollikofen

Philosophy

The designer about his work: "My projects represent an approach to design which has more to do with mathematics than with a personal and inward looking composition. I am always in search of the primary source of design – the initial point. It is by far the most important step because each and every decision in the design process is based on it. You end up with a physical manifestation of this idea which is to be judged not after the concept of beauty but as the logical result after a series of consistent decisions in the designing process."

Nicola Enrico Stäubli explores a new form of customization: Since the knowledge of the consumer needs will always be limited, he designs with a focus on the greatest possible flexibility. In today's world of the open source concept, consumers take on the role of co-designers. Nicola's designs have an openness allowing the hybrid customer the most versatile usage. Beyond a reference to the 2.0 economy, a similar product typology pairs with the requirements of a sustainable design – it's adaptable to a changing living environment thus providing long lifespan.

Publications

2007-10-07
The New York Times «T-Magazine»
2007-07-01
Dazed&Confused (Issue 151)
2007
«Tactile, High Touch Visuals» (Die Gestalten Verlag, Berlin)

Awards

2008
nomination Design Report Award at Salone Satellite, Milan
2008
Grant: Bernische Stiftung für Angewandte Kunst (www.angewandtekunst.ch)
2007
nomination Bernese Design Award BEDA 07 with «www.foldschool.com»
2006
Grant: Ikea Foundation

Exhibitions

2009
Greenhouse, Stockholm
2008
Blickfang, Zürich
2008
Cabaret Voltaire Boutique at Swiss Institute,
New York City (www.swissinstitute.net)
2008
Salone Satellite, Milan