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