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Hannes Wettstein

Switzerland (1958–2008)

As an indus­trial and inte­rior designer, Hannes Wettstein used uncom­pli­cated forms and a struc­tural approach to every project. Born in 1958 in Ascona, Switzer­land, Wettstein spent the first few years of his career as a draftsper­son. He began shift­ing his work to furni­ture and product design, through collab­o­ra­tions with various manu­fac­tur­ers. This includes his design for the Metro light­ing system in 1982 for Belux, the Juli­ette stack­ing chair for Baleri, the Globe Sofa for Cassina, the Vela Collec­tion for Accad­e­mia, as well as his pieces Alfa and Wave for Molteni. In 1991 he founded his inter­na­tional agency, Hannes Wettstein AG, where he focused on creat­ing objects along with inte­rior spaces. His inte­rior work includes the Swiss Embassy in New York City and the retail area of the Frankfurt Airport.

Designs by Hannes Wettstein (3)