HSLU project exhibited at SWISSDESIGN

HSLU project exhibited at SWISSDESIGN

The SWISSDESIGN exhibition (open until March 29) at Tokyo Opera City provides a unique opportunity to highlight Switzerland’s long and perpetual tradition in design and craftsmanship. Swiss design is associated with functionality, innovation and precision; all qualities which are well-respected in Japan. The exhibition features influential exponents of Swiss typography and numerous legendary product designs, such as the Mondaine Station Clock, the SIGG bottle or the Freitag bags that have become world-famous icons thanks to their functionality and simplicity. The neat selection of projects enables visitors to witness the strong attachment to a certain tradition and savoir-faire from the early modernism era to today.

swissdesign_HSLU-2Another great example is the the laser-cut pattern paper installation by the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HSLU). The project which was created as an inspiration for the possibilities of textile in architecture is presented as one of the special highlights of the exhibition. Prof. Dr. Andrea Weber Marin, Dean of the School of Engineering and Architecture, and Prof. Dieter Geissbuehler, project manager, joined the opening ceremony with the Swiss Ambassador to Japan and other specialists and experts from the design field.

For more details, please visit: http://www.operacity.jp/ag/exh172/

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