Hans Eichenberger - protagonist of Swiss living culture

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Hans Eichenberger (*1926) shaped Swiss living culture in the 1950s and 1960s in particular, but also beyond. On the occasion of his 90th birthday, for the first time in more than 30 years, this monograph presents his work comprehensively in essays, object-related texts and newly taken, detailed photographs of the original furniture.
After training as a carpenter and draftsman, Eichenberger designed furniture for the Röthlisberger Collection, de Sede, Strässle, the Swiss Design Collection, Wogg and other manufacturers in his own studio in Bern. His work is characterized by the use of metal, leather and plastic and includes, among other things, more than 50 pieces of seating furniture such as the "HE-113" armchair (1956) and the "Saffa chair" (1958). As a freelance interior designer, he set up, for example, the Geneva branch of the furniture store Teo Jakob, the Stauffacher bookstore in Bern and, together with the architect group Atelier 5, the bistro and a shop in the Bern settlement of Halen. In addition to numerous Swiss awards, Eichenberger's work has also been ennobled by the inclusion of some of his furniture in international collections such as those of the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein or the MoMA in New York.

Author: Joan Billing & Samuel Eberli
Size: 32.5x23.8x2.2cm
Number of pages: 192 p.
Publisher: Scheidegger and Spiess
Language: German
Binding: Hard Binding
Release year : 2016

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Morocco at heart.

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Each piece is unique

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