Hannes Wettstein is considered one of the most significant and innovative designers of our times. His most important works will now be displayed in an exhibition - put together by Studio Hannes Wettstein, presented by Institut gta.
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Hundreds of sketches fall into the main hall of the ETH Zurich, from a giant projection area and draw the visitors into Wettstein's thrilling world of design. That his constant search for archetypes continually won him accolades, is evident in the furniture, products and interior designs on display - including numerous design classics.
Alfa, chair, Molteni & C SpA, 2000
Wettstein's works are simple in form and uncomplicated in execution. Most of them have something special, even brilliant, in them, which the observer can only tap into at a second glance. For this reason the skilled structural engineering draughtsman, who both lived and worked in Zurich, no doubt belongs to the few Swiss designers who also achieved international renown.
Exhibition from October 7 to November 3, 2011, in the main hall of the ETH Zurich, Centre.
Exhibition Opening: Thursday October 6 2011, 6 pm. Auditorium maximum F30, ETH Zurich, Centre.
Lyra, chair collection, ag möbelfabrik horgenglarus, 2005
EST, bicycle collection, velo.com: Velobaze AG, Schlieren, 1997
Scribble, pen collection, C. Josef Lamy GmbH, 2000
v-tec Alpha, digital watch, Ventura Design on Time SA., 2003
"Hello Hannes!" Limited edition of the "Zürich"watch, Nomos Glashütte SA, Roland Schwertner KG; launched 2009
Back side of "Hello Hannes!" Limited edition of the "Zürich"watch, Nomos Glashütte SA, Roland Schwertner KG; launched 2009
SF Sport, TV Studio, Set-Design, SF Schweizer Fernsehen, Zurich, 2007