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HELMRINDERKNECHT has collaborated with design expert Giovanna Lisignoli for Hello Today. The group exhibition unites a selection of current works by Swiss designers whose individual approaches reflect the year 2016. A focused view at the local stage and its internationally active protagonists in the mirror of vision, material, form and practice.
With works by: Stephanie Baechler, Dimitri Bähler, Erich Biehle, Jörg Boner, Carlo Clopath, Frédéric Dedelley, Christoph Hefti, Nicolas Le Moigne, Loris&Livia, Sebastian Marbacher, Arno Mathies
Multitalented Swiss-born textile designer Christoph Hefti (*1967) has designed fabrics for various international leading fashion houses (Dries van Noten, Lanvin, Balenciaga, Acne Studios). Over the past years he has developed a growing passion for designing hand-knotted carpets, which are being produced in strictly limited editions under his name in Nepal.
This solo exhibition shows all carpets produced to date. Only the highest quality standards meets the designers demand. The exhibition allows visitors to dive into the cosmos of Christoph Heftis fabulous and outstanding visual world.
The exhibition transforms a vacant villa in the neighbourhood of Zurich Oerlikon into a temporary home for contemporary design and art. Featuring objects from HELMRINDERKNECHT and invited guests such as: QuintessentiaLiving by Arthur Rooks, Zurich and Barbara Seiler gallery, Zurich.
On show among objects from the gallery programme, a new edition of mobiles. This mobile collection dissects, examines and explores the idea of the mobile as a design or perhaps, an art object. With mobiles by: Mark Braun, Frédéric Dedelley, Martí Guixé , Lucien Gumy, Alfredo Häberli, Florian Hauswirth, Matylda Krzykowski, Nicolas Le Moigne, Loris&Livia, Philippe Malouin, Moritz Schmid, Judith Seng, Flynn Talbot, Alex Valder, Robert A. Wettstein.
On the occasion of Vienna Design Week 2012 HELMRINDERKNECHT shows first time in Vienna. A vacant shop at stilwerk Wien (design department store) is transformed in a temporary exhibition and work space. The group show features a variety of works from national and international designers alongside new objects exhibited for the first time.
With works by: Mark Braun, Olgoj Chorchoj, Frédéric Dedelley, Martí Guixé, Florian Hauswirth, Ronen Kadushin, Kueng Caputo, Nicolas Le Moigne, Loris&Livia, Lex Pott/David Derksen, Tina Roeder, Judith Seng, Vratislav Šotola, Flynn Talbot, Hermann August Weizenegger.
A former entrance hall of an office building in the heart of Zurich is transformed in a temporary exhibition space. The group show “Edition 21 / Zürich” features a variety of works from national and international designers alongside new objects exhibited for the first time – with focus on limi edition design at the interface of art and design. The exhibition is complemented by a bookshop presented by Hochparterre Bücher and a selection of vintage Karabagh kelims.
With works by: Frédéric Dedelley, Martí Guixé, Florian Hauswirth, Kueng Caputo, Nicolas Le Moigne, Studio Makkink & Bey, osko+deichmann, Samare Studio, Moritz Schmid, Judith Seng, workshop chairs by Jerszy Seymour, Flynn Talbot.
For his first solo exhibition at HELMRINDERKNECHT, Australian lighting designer Flynn Talbot (*1981) has developed a brand new interactive light product called X&Y. The object allows people to touch and control the power of the light. This not only creates a personal but also a very sensory experience. X&Y is not just an exploration of colour but, more importantly, it encourages the user to choose their own desired lighting effect.
A group show curated by the well-known design author and critic Sophie Lovell. Freak Show: Strategies for (Dis)engagement in Design is a selling exhibition of objects by a very special selection of international designers that think differently and who challenge the system. They are the “freaks” that are showing us that design is no longer what we thought it was. They are turning accepted norms on their heads and confronting our preconceptions about design.
With works by: Auger-Loizeau, Pieke Bergmans, Dunne & Raby, El Ultimo Grito, Martí Guixé, Stuart Haygarth, Kueng Caputo, Mathieu Lehanneur, Studio Makkink & Bey, Jerszy Seymour.
For their solo exhibition at HELMRINDERKNECHT, Studio Makkink & Bey has created a site-specific walk through the three- dimensional landscape of a rural village. Mohair woollen blankets hanging on a clothesline give shape to the space and divide it. Individually woven patterns and lines become a house’s exterior walls or reflect the imagery of the surrounding landscape. The washing line is draped in between simple wooden posts. Although these posts function as a laundry rack within the space, within the fictive landscape they become trees.
HELMRINDERKNECHT is proud to present a selection of new design works by students from the departments Product Design and Media & Interaction Design of the famous ECAL/University of Art & Design Lausanne, Switzerland. ECAL is internationally recognised as a hotbed of innovative talent for an international crowd of emerging designers. In collaboration with ECAL director Pierre Keller, we have chosen ten outstanding projects which despite their diversity have one thing in common: they represent a generation that proposes design that is often spontaneous and poetic yet at the same time fully cognisant of Swiss expertise, traditional production constraints and new technologies. Original, offbeat and young, these designers are all embarking on international careers.
HELMRINDERKNECHT presents Berlin design-duo osko+deichmann's family of tubular steel furniture with kinks. The tubing used in the furniture is not bent – as is normally the case – but rather functionally folded, dented and kinked. The chairs, tables and other furniture derive their final form and function by means of this intentional process of “damaging” the tubular steel: the process’ traces, which would normally be regarded as defects, are in fact integral to the furniture's design.
With “Memento Mori” HELMRINDERKNECHT presents a rather unusual exhibition within the design context: renowned Swiss designer Frédéric Dedelley (*1964) has created a group of design objects which deal with transience and remembrance. Inspired by vanitas paintings and reliquary artifacts from the baroque period, Dedelley’s contemporary objects are of pure beauty and simplicity.
The exhibition brings together contemporary positions of 15 national and international designers and artists. Works of renowned designers and young upcoming design talents are shown in the creative tension between diverse forms of design engineering, and a variety of materials and production approaches. The novel handling of experimental and conceptual design, figuration, abstraction and craftsmanship result in vases that dance, that shine, that are actually a plant, that used to be a bag, and much more… Designer and vases – an ongoing love affair!
With works by: Werner Aisslinger, Giulia Maria Beretta, Frédéric Dedelley, Oscar Diaz, Martí Guixé, Alfredo Häberli, Robin van Hontem, Nicolas Le Moigne, Julia Maendler, Osko+Deichmann, Ursula Palla, Tina Roeder, Robert Stadler, Studio Glithero, Hermann August Weizenegger
For his first solo exhibition Mart Guixé has designed, exclusively for HELMRINDERKNECHT, three new chairs in his ongoing cycle “statement chairs”. Also he has submitted surprising solutions regarding the neglected subjet of fireworks. Furthermore Guixé exhibits a series of drawings for the very first time.