Designgut 2016: the best bits

November is a very important month, especially for all the design lovers in Switzerland. The agenda is full of design fairs happening between Zurich, Winterthur and Langenthal. On TDP calendar we marked the dates from 3rd to 6th November because the new edition of the Designgut will take place in Winterthur, and we’ll be there to discover what’s new in the Swiss design scene.

This edition of the Designgut will showcase about 90 designers and labels representing five different branches: furniture, fashion design, ceramic, accessories and jewelry design. We already had a look at the exhibitors’ list finding old friends of the Designgut as well as new ones. Since we are always on the hunt for new designers, we made a selection of talents who should be on your radar. As for the furniture/home decor chapter, we recommend to have a look at the paper lamps made by Franziska Aeschimann from Collec. These pendant lamps are handmade in the old town of Bern and have the form of elegant origamis.

The fashion design and accessories branches can count – respectively – on interesting representatives such as SomySo and Manu Propria. The first is a label founded by Soma Jud in 2010 and includes womenswear collections often characterised by asymmetrical designs; the second is a brand by Andrea De Zordi and Eleonora Agagiù who transformed a former dairy shop into an optician atelier in Zurich. They produce unusual glasses with a vintage touch, also hosting some models from other designers. If you are passionate about ceramics our tip is looking for the stand of Weisskeramik, where you can find plates, bowls, vases with a very ethereal style and often decorated using botanical elements and patterns. Last, but not least, we’d like to point out the jewels made by Franziska Gnos, especially the ones from the Sphaera collection.

All the designers mentioned above, as well as the others who are in the 2016 exhibitors’ list, have one thing in common: they all strive for creating sustainable and long-lasting products. This contribute to the development of a thoughtful vision of design, the one in which we deeply believe when looking for new design stories to tell. More useful information about the fair can found on the Designgut official website.   

Photo credits: Designgut, Collec, SomySo, Manu Propria, Weisskeramik and Franziska Gnos.

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