Nov 22, 2017

My design crushes at blickfang Zürich 2017

If you’re living in Switzerland and are interested in discovering the latest trends in fashion, textile, furniture, home goods and more, chances are you already know about the blickfang design fair. I have been going to this fair for a couple of years now and always discover some new things that pique my interest. Have a look at my selection in 2014 because good design never goes out of style (and some of these brands are really big now!). The exhibition was held in a new location in Zurich, the Stage One in Oerlikon. Have a look below and discover my design crushes at the blickfang 2017 in Oerlikon/Zurich.

Imke Disselhoff

For me, accessories like shoes and handbags must be of really nice quality, so it’s definitely not about quantity for me. To be honest, for me leather has always been the only option when it comes to good quality accessories. But it’s true that we often don’t know where the leather comes from, how it has been treated and what effects production methods can have on the environment and the people crafting our accessories. So, I was really happy to have discovered a brand that makes honest, sustainable product: DISSELHOFF. The brand is based in Basel, Switzerland and the talented designer Imke Disselhoff makes beautiful and functional brands with organic leather. Furthermore, the fair requirements apply not only to leather production itself but also the organic requirements for livestock breeding. One step in the right direction of ethical fashion without compromising style.

Louisa Goldman

Louisa Goldman’s whimsical porcelain designs immediately caught my eye. You can see that this young and talented Swiss lady puts a lot of love into her work, which you can see in the intricate details. If you’re interested in learning the art of ceramics, Louisa offers workshops in St.Gallen. Unfortunately too far for me but check her website for more information if that’s something you’d be interested in.

Glaslabor by Rahel Koller

The laboratory inspired vases by Rahel Koller from Bern were admired by many - her exhibition area was always packed. I guess lots of people love her minimalist and simple approach. Rahel is a skilled glassblower and her designs beautifully display blooming bulbs like hyacinth or amaryllis. So pretty!

My other design crushes were the ingenious wooden tables by Lignum Arts, which are really impressive when you see them up close.

If you love Nordic design and minimalist and special everyday home goods, you will love Norkind. From stationery, home & living to bath & beauty they offer a wide range of products. When I visited their shop in Zurich I wanted to buy everything in it, seriously. Right now I am especially loving their beautiful wall art, which would add a special touch to my home office. If you’re not in Zurich, have a look at their online shop.

Save the date for the next blickfang design fair, where you can discover some of these and other designers’ creations: 

Blickfang Bern: November 24 – 26, 2017

For more information, visit the blickfang website.


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