Tuesday, September 9, 2014

'Excellent Swiss Design' Opens Tomorrow at MassArt

Armchair by A C E Furniture Company, Excellent Swiss Design
Slow Light by Jakob Schlaepfer, Excellent Swiss Design
 Happy Tears AW '13 collection by Julian Zigerli, Excellent Swiss Design
from top: Armchair by A C E Furniture Company / Slow Light by Jakob Schlaepfer / Happy Tears AW '13 collection by Julian Zigerli [all photos courtesy of Massachusetts College of Art and Design]

Ah, September in Boston! The U-Haul trucks have come and gone, and now we have the renewed joy of drunk college students singing outside our windows at 2 a.m. after a blissfully quiet summer. But as much as we like to rag on the dorm-dwelling masses, at least the new school year brings with it a whole slew of cultural events, like the Excellent Swiss Design exhibit opening tomorrow at MassArt.

Running through November 22 at MassArt's Bakalar Gallery (621 Huntington Ave., Boston), the free exhibit features selections from the Design Prize Switzerland, a biennial award that recognizes advancements in the areas of communication, fashion, furniture, interior, product and textile design. From laser-engraved textiles to a faucet that reduces water consumption by 90% to a running shoe that re-imagines impact through a hollow-core sole, Excellent Swiss Design celebrates ingenuity and sustainability across design disciplines.

Running Shoes by Thilo Alex Brunner for On, Excellent Swiss Design
Running Shoes by Thilo Alex Brunner for On

Swiss Eco Tap by Bagno Sasso Mobili, Rolf Senti, Excellent Swiss Design
Swiss Eco Tap by Bagno Sasso Mobili, Rolf Senti

Stool by FluidSolids

Elements Go Wild by Claudia Caviezel

TER table by Christian Ferrara

E-Broidery Light Textiles by Hochschule Luzern - Design & Kunst

The Sketch by Judith Dobler

Montreux Jazz Heritage Lab

Birth AW '13 collection by Sandro Marzo

Excellent Swiss Design is held in collaboration with swissnex Boston and is traveling from Dwell on Design LA, America’s largest design event organized by Dwell magazine.


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