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Hannes Wettstein

Switzerland

 

Not just interested in form alone, but in the big picture. In his eyes, design is a strategy for understanding the world, making statements and, in some fields, influence entire subject areas.

Hannes Wettstein is responsible for the interior design of the Grand Hyatt Hotel on Potsdamer Platz in Berlin and, in collaboration with Steven Holl’s New York-based architectural studio, he designed the interior of the Swiss Embassy in Washington. His designs can also be seen in the world of high tech, he was fascinated by technical innovation and perfection. He designed high-power binoculars for Zeiss, loudspeakers offering max-quality sound for Piega and a digital watch for Ventura, complete with memory chip for personal data. In this way, he combined things in completely new ways, he gave things new properties and developed hybrid product forms in the process. The comprehensive way in which he helped designed the world lives on today in the company he founded in 1991, Studio Hannes Wettstein.

Hannes Wettstein is responsible for the interior design of the Grand Hyatt Hotel on Potsdamer Platz in Berlin and, in collaboration with Steven Holl’s New York-based architectural studio, he designed the interior of the Swiss Embassy in Washington. His designs can also be seen in the world of high tech, he was fascinated by technical innovation and perfection. He designed high-power binoculars for Zeiss, loudspeakers offering max-quality sound for Piega and a digital watch for Ventura, complete with memory chip for personal data. In this way, he combined things in completely new ways, he gave things new properties and developed hybrid product forms in the process. The comprehensive way in which he helped designed the world lives on today in the company he founded in 1991, Studio Hannes Wettstein.

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Remembering Hannes Wettstein
Jul 2008
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When I met Hannes Wettstein one evening when I was with friends, we talked about art and photography, the political conditions in Italy and current social changes. At that time, I had no idea that my conversation partner was Hannes Wettstein – that architect and designer whose chair design “Hola” had just been celebrated on the cover of Wallpaper.

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