Zurich-based Alfredo Häberli is one of Switzerland’s most renowned designers. The monograph exhibition at the Museum of Design Zurich presents Häberli’s work for the first time in a museum environment. Alfredo Häberli’s show “SurroundThings” provides an overview of the products and projects he realized for firms such as Alias, Iittala, Kvadrat or Moroso.
In this conversation with Sabine Trieloff, Alfredo Häberli explains the title of the exhibition “SurroundThings” and talks about his design idols, swiss design history, the influence of his Argentinean background, the kitchen as the soul of a home, why observing is the best way of thinking, and what he would like to design in the future.
Alfredo Häberli was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1964. In 1977 he moved with his family to Switzerland, where he studied Industrial Design at the Zurich University of the Arts. Alfredo Häberli received many international award. In 2006 he was guest-of-honour at the 20th Design Biennale in Kortrijk, Belgium.
The exhibition has been curated by Alfredo Häberli, Angeli Sachs, and Moritz Schmid.
Alfredo Häberli Design Development – SurroundThings, Museum für Gestaltung Zürich. Opening / Interview, June 26, 2008.
PS: Alfredo Häberli interviews at Wallpaper, Designlines (in German), seen.by (in German).
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