Klaus Vogt - protagonist of Swiss living culture

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As an architect and designer, Klaus Vogt helped shape a new lifestyle in the spirit of optimism in the late 1960s and early 1970s. His furniture is the harbinger of a new way of life, far removed from bourgeois ideas of living and the functional aesthetic norms of modernity. In this monographic work on the Swiss designer Klaus Vogt, Joan Billing and Samuel Eberli from Design+Design also examine the willingness to experiment at that time and the developing environment with its new, changeable forms of living and multifunctional furniture. The publication thus also shows the way to the new forms of living of that time. The young Klaus Vogt used his knowledge from his apprenticeship as a boat builder early on to design his own chairs. After studying in the interior design class at the Zurich School of Applied Arts with Willy Guhl and an architectural internship in the Netherlands, he began to develop furniture that deviated from the existing norms of angular patterns. Klaus Vogt's furniture has forms with rounded and curved lines, as we know them from boat building. They break with the common design conventions of their time. From his desire to play with colors, materials, new production techniques and functional forms, a new living culture emerged, characterized by a democratic, social and economic approach to the spirit of optimism of the time.

Author: Claude Liechtenstein, Susanna Koeberle, Arthur Rüegg
Size: 32.5 x 24 x 2cm
Number of pages: 144 p.
Publisher: Niggli publisher 
Language: German
Binding: Hard Binding
Release year : 2014

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Morocco at heart.

Soft hills, warmth of the sun, silence, in the distance you can hear the sheep, on the hills the carpets are spread out to dry, colored surfaces in the otherwise so calm landscape. This image presents itself to the viewer when visiting the carpet regions of Morocco.

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Each piece is unique

Each of our carpets, be it made to measure or a one-off, is made by hand in Morocco. Each piece is unique. Great designers such as Le Corbusier, Charles and Ray Eames or Alvar Aalto have already appreciated the simplicity and coziness of the hand-knotted masterpieces and have used them in their projects and living spaces. There is not only a lot of wool in one square meter of carpet, but also a lot of skill, time and dedication of the weavers from the Atlas Mountains. After the knotting process, the rugs are combed clean, washed and sheared several times before they are ready for the living room. In every carpet that we are allowed to deliver to our customers there is a piece of Morocco with its very own history