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Hannes Wettstein - Seeking Archetypes by Thomas Haemmerli, Max Kung

Hannes Wettstein - Seeking Archetypes



Hannes Wettstein - Seeking Archetypes by Thomas Haemmerli, Max Kung

Hannes Wettstein was one of the most innovative and influential designers in Switzerland. His products, furniture, and interior designs not only influence our everyday life, but also the way we understand design in the present day. In 2008 Wettstein died aged 50. For the first time his life's work will now be celebrated and documented in a monograph. The publication presents images from Wettstein's world-works, sketches, and personal objects. The essence of his work is palpable in their diversity and illustrates his design philosophy. The comprehensive catalog of works transforms the monograph into a reference work. Complemented by quotations and anecdotes from Wettstein's life, and statements from personalities from the worlds of design and architecture, Seeking Archetypes forms a multi-layered portrait of an extraordinary designer.

About the Author

Hannes Wettstein (1958 - 2008) had completed an apprenticeship as a draughtsman in structural engineering before he became a self-taught designer and architect. For a great many of his projects he received prestigious national and international prizes. Wettstein was a lecturer at various renowned European colleges and universities and acted repeatedly as a member of the jury for different design and architecture awards.

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Publication date

1st September 2011


Thomas Haemmerli, Max Kung

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Lars Muller Publishers


300 pages


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