On 4 September five Swiss designers from different generations with varying professional backgrounds and experiences met to to exchange their experiences with work, production and design in Switzerland. Hosted by Claudia Mareis interior and product designer and author Verena Huber, architect, lecturer and author Claude Lichtenstein, product designer and lecturer Jörg Boner and product designers Stefan Rechsteiner and Meret Probst exchanged their experiences and expectations.
In the exhibition that opens 22 November 2013 Depot Basel presents the process and the results of the interview, launches a publication including excerpts from the discussion and additional written and pictorial commentaries by various authors.
Additionally there will be work (photographs) of Swiss designers displayed, which deal with the question of subjective and/or objective perception of the value of objects.
Opening of the Craft & Scenography exhibition at DEPOT BASEL!
11th June – 11th July 2012
There is nothing more thrilling than a good conversation between different disciplines. We bring together a range of contemporary cultures to create an impressive set of references around craft and scenography – some of them are visually pleasing, some of them are collectable.
A C E, Bastard Collection, Bashko Trybek, Charlotte Talbot, Clemence Seilles, Dik Scheepers, Earnest Studio & Emilie Pallard, Johannes Nagel, Julia Walter, Kaspar Hamacher, Tina Roeder, Tobias Schäfer, Valentin Loellmann
IN Residence WITH ‘ANOTHER TERRA’
Tomás Alonso, BCXSY, Pieke Bergmans, Julien Carretero, Maarten De Ceulaer, FormaFantasma, Glithero, Pepe Heykoop Lanzavecchia+Wai, Tomáš Libertiny, Philippe Malouin, Jo Meesters, Minale-Maeda, Mischer’Traxler, Liliana Ovalle, Raw Edges Design-Studio, Studio Besau-Marguerre, Anke Weiss
Michael Schoner, NOMAN, OSΔOOS, Giorgia Zanellato, Terrazzo Project
Kasper Hamacher & John Franzen, Oeuffice
Damien Gernay, Florian Hauswirth, Max Lipsey, Mieke Meijer, Tristan Cochrane, Camille Blin, Julien Renault, Charlotte Dumoncel d‘Argence
Christian Horisberger, Sibylle Stoeckli
What happened at DEPOT BASEL between August 2011 and December 2012? The documentary of 13 events – workshops, exhibitions, talks, discussions and film screenings – gives an insight into the contributions of all participants and into the work of the DEPOT BASEL team.
DEPOT BASEL is a place for contemporary design based in Basel, Switzerland.
It is an independent and flexible organisation focusing on craftsmanship, design, theory, architecture, graphic design, food and photography – only with the best intentions.
DEPOT BASEL invited 13 designers to show a set of works alongside an self initiated artistic drawing. A blank sheet of paper becomes the designer’s playground, the designer becomes a draftsman.
Drawings express their own quality and unique aesthetic. While products usually have to be meticulously planned and developed over long periods, and thus transport the rich imaginary world of the author only in a smoothened and filtered way, in a drawing the thoughts, inspirations, poetry and imagination can be spontaneously and directly expressed.
Drawing has been a popular and fundamental means of public expression throughout history. The wide availability of instruments makes drawing more common than most other media for the expression of thought and simple, and at times advanced means of communicating visual ideas.
The exhibition shows each designers attitude towards creating an object and a drawing – 13 individual exhibitions within a group show.
Designer & Draftsmen
Maria Jeglinska, PL | Bertille & Mathieu, CH | Liliana Ovalle, UK + Colectivo 1050º (MEX) | Fabien Cappello, UK | Lukas Wegwerth, D | Josh Bitelli, UK | Ya Wen Chou, TWN | Lola Lely, UK | Fredrik Paulsen, SWE | Sander Wassink, NL | Lio De bruin, NL | Klara Sumova, CZ | Giulio Parini, CH
For the first occurrence nine designers were commissioned to produce various pieces for a former silo, which bears the name DEPOT BASEL. They spend 5 days in the location and entered into a dialogue with the building and its distinctive silo structure.
‘What does the future DEPOT BASEL need to operate as a place for contemporary design’? was the starting point. The designers delivered the answers in form of an unique infrastructure that will form the core of the location for the upcoming year. In this documentary DEPOT BASEL gives an insight into the work in progress of the 5 day workshop. Furthermore Laura Pregger and Matylda Krzykowski, two of the co-founders, give a little insight in how the project started just a few months ago.
Music from Beat Frei: http://www.mx3.ch/artist/bfree