Switzerland is known for being one of the world’s designs capitals, mainly thanks to its classic Swiss watches, the Swiss Style in graphic design and Le Corbusier. Therefore it’s no wonder this country has some of the best Swiss interior designers. We’ve picked 10 names and now we’re showing you who made the list.
Dome Project Interiors is a company based in Geneva and London with projects located mostly in London, Europe and the USA. This is a good example of a company that handles the interiors of private residences, chalets or business premises having a good capacity of providing the space with some of the best bespoke furnishings and top quality interior design in its whole.
This company was created by Kevin Fries and Jakob Zumbühl in 2016. Both these men execute incredible development and design projects making sure to combine their distinct ways of thinking and distinct design backgrounds. This company is also known for creating new objects with their own identities while at the same time making sure that they are meeting both the functional and sculptural demands of the user.
Bureau is the association of Leopold Banchini and Daniel Zamarbide, founded in 2012. This is a studio that aims to blur the boundaries of architectural research through its evocative and socially critical designs, while at the same time being a multidisciplinary platform. As one of their top highlights, we can point to the fact that this amazing firm won the Architecture award at the Swiss Art Awards 2013 for their design ‘Parole’. It essentially consisted of a sculptural cage based on the design of the Champ-Dollon prison in Geneva.
Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron created their company, in Basel in 1978. Since then they have managed to obtain several projects worldwide, mainly in Europe, America and Asia. They are currently established as one of the most prestigious Swiss interior designers in the world, having tackled both large and small-scale urban designs, such as museums and stadiums.
Textile design and manufacturing company Jakob Schlaepfer was established in St Gallen in 1904 as an embroidery business. This company designs and produces around 3,000 types of textiles, all of which are innovative and vibrant. They also supply those same fabrics to haute couture and prêt-à-porter fashion designers, where we can find some top-renowned names such as Chanel, Vivienne Westwood, and even Louis Vuitton.
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ADP Décoration shares a major talented team that works in a gallery/studio, currently located in Geneva. This design studio has a heavy focus on the warm, luxurious and glamorous concept, having been able to please and create amazing spaces that manage to please any interior design lover. Alexandra de Pfieffer’s company has been featured in international design magazines among them being Elle Décoration France, and also AD Germany.
ZMIK is a multidisciplinary design studio made up of a group of designers and architects working with a wide network of specialists in order to develop and implement their projects. Since 2006, they have worked on projects for numerous cultural institutions, private enterprises, exhibitions and brands. Their practice fuses multiple design disciplines including interior design, scenography, architecture, and product design.
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POUR LES ALPES is a company founded in 2007 by designers Tina Stieger and Annina Gähwiler. It’s currently based in Zurich, specializing on artisanal design projects focused on both traditional techniques and unique knowledge as well as on collaborations with craftspeople inspired by that very same heritage. POUR LES ALPES has the capacity to create objects, which combine traditional crafts with contemporary design giving birth to more than one new perspective. In all of their work, they use high quality, sustainable and regional materials, among them being Swiss pine wood.
Adrien Rovero’s work is heavily inspired by his personal observations regarding the needs of his surroundings, and his design concepts are, all in all, considered to be uncluttered and efficient through the effective use of shapes, materials and functions. Among some of the top names, he has worked for we can point to Hermes (France), Pfister (Switzerland), Nanoo (Switzerland), Tectona (France), Cristallerie Saint-Louis (France), among many others.
Postfossil’s work is based on three key factors: conducting material research based on an oil-less future. The second factor is related to production: Postfossil self-produces all their works, allowing them to retain the design essence as well as manage the production and distribution of their designs. Lastly, the third factor is engaging with the user and transmitting the Postfossil philosophy.
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