MICHEL CHARLOT
Michael Charlot does contemporary product design for clients with a culture of design – Eternit, Kettal, Vitra. He finds simple user-friendly forms for lights, stools and boxes, skillfully manufactures from plastic by means of tool-based production.

DAMIAN FOPP
Different situations demand different approaches to design. Fopp’s sensitive handling of traditional forms and the materializations of the products is evident in all of the works on show. Damian Fopp presents an intriguing catalogue about his work from the past three years.

KUENG CAPUTO
The porcelain creations of Sarah Kueng and Lovis Caputo were developed in collaboration with artisans from Arita, Japan. The design and execution of the bowls and vases are equally impressive, form and color enhancing each other whilst the objects also function as spatial illusions, their colored glaze becoming fired shadows.

BERTILLE LAGUET
Laguet’s focus on one material and one method of production (grey cast iron) is compelling to the Federal Design Commission and its experts. Her deft exploration of the technique has resulted in two groups of products: a radiator with a timely formal language and two objects for a design gallery.

SEBASTIAN MARBACHER
Sebastian Marbacher’s Basic Chair is made from solid wooden planks running parallel to one another. The geometry of its shape makes it comfortable to sit on as well as making it easy to stack. By simplifying the design production process, Marbacher produced a coherent form with sculptural qualities.

MAX FROMMELD & ARNO MATHIES
This is design within the context of a specific place Рthe gardens of the Villa Noailles in Hyères, France. Eleven banks, simply constructed from throughout colored MDF. Their cubist forms are perfectly complemented by colorful inlaid ornaments.
AWARD CEREMONY
13 June, 6 – 10 pm
Messe Basel, Hall 3