Edited by Studio Hannes Wettstein
Hannes Wettstein Seeking Archetypes
Design: Prill Vieceli Cremers
2011 | English/German/Italian | 23 × 29 cm | 292 pages | 662 illustrations | hardcover
We sit on them, write with them, ride them, listen to music through them, and live inside them. The furniture, product, and interior designs of Swiss designer Hannes Wettstein, who died in 2008, have left their mark on everyday life and shaped contemporary conceptions of design—in the form of a pen by the brand Lamy, a watch by Nomos, or as interiors for the Hotel Grand Hyatt in Berlin.
Hannes Wettstein Seeking Archetypes documents his life’s work for the first time in monograph form. The volume features images from the world of this exceptional designer—works, sketches, and personal objects. Their diversity reveals the essence of his creative achievement. A comprehensive catalogue raisonné provides a complete overview of Wettstein’s works. Supplemented by quotations from Wettstein, anecdotes from his life, essays, as well as statements by personalities from the worlds of design and architecture, this monograph provides a multifaceted portrait of an extraordinary designer.
2008年に他界したスイス人デザイナーHannes Wettsteinのデザンした家具、プロダクト、インテリアデザインは、私たちの生活の中に大きな痕跡を残し、現代デザインの概念を形作った。彼の仕事はLamyのペン、Nomosの時計、ベルリンのHotel Grand Hyattの為のインテリアなど広きにわたる。