Swiss Wood Innovations | 25th September 2018
Embassy of Switzerland in the United Kingdom – London
Tradition, innovation and their combination shape Switzerland’s image. On September 25, 2018, 150 international guests from the categories of design, architecture and engineering are expected at the Swiss Embassy in London.
The “Swiss wrestling” king Matthias Glarner and the companies neue Holzbau AG, TOPAKUSTIK® and we the Röthlisberger Schreinerei AG will illustrate why the combination of power, head and technology results in a royal mixture.
Foto: Robert Huber, Zürich
Robert & Trix Haussmann – A Retrospective
Nottingham Contemporary Gallery (UK), 14 Jul 2018 – 07 Oct 2018
The Nottingham Contemporary Gallery “presents the first UK retrospective of Trix & Robert Haussmann – one of the most significant and intriguing Swiss architects and designers of the twentieth century. The exhibition celebrates the duo’s playful innovations, concerning illusion and ambiguity.”
It shows highlights from the archives of Trix & Robert Haussmann, the Museum of Design in Zurich and the private collection of Peter Röthlisberger.
The whole article can be read here.
Susi and Ueli Berger made design classics. For the Röthlisberger Kollektion, furniture such as the Fächermann or the iconic Stack of drawers were made, which is still unparalleled in terms of design and quality and has been sold all over the world since 1982. At present, in Gümligen furniture carpenters are passionately producing the umpteenth series of this classic; this is worth a visit to our manufactory.
A new catalogue of works and an exhibition have open up a comprehensive view of Susi and Ueli Berger’s furniture for the first time.
- The exhibition “Pa-Dong! – The furniture of Susi and Ueli Berger” can be seen until August 19 at the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich in the Toni-Areal.
- The catalogue of works “Susi and Ueli Berger – Furniture in Dialogue”, edited by Anna Niederhäuser and Mirjam Fischer, has been published by Scheidegger and Spiess.
SRF Culture dedicates the following article to Susi & Ueli Berger.
KW Institute for Contemporary Art presents the first survey on the work of Trix & Robert Haussmann in Germany, which showcases an array of projects, spanning over half a century of production and research.
The exhibition and showcases amongst others highlights of their personal archive, works from the collection of the Museum für Gestaltung in Zurich, works from the estate by Peter Röthlisberger and actual compartments of interior design.
KW Institute for Contemporary Art
KUNST-WERKE BERLIN e. V.
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Three more sleeps and they are here… the 23rd Winter Olympics! Taking place in Pyeongchang, this will be the second time South Korea is hosting the Olympics. 30 years after the 1988 Summer Games in Seoul, 6300 athletes will be competing in 15 sports on 17 days of thrilling olympic action.
Röthlisberger is excited to be part of this great sporting event and proud to be recognised as official Supplier for the House of Switzerland. Read more…
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곧 평창에서 보자.
See you soon in Pyeongchang!
We are excited to have won the coveted Design Prize Switzerland in the Furniture Category with the reinterpretation of the traditional «Stabellö» chair. The modern and functional variation of the classic chair design by designer Tomoko Azumi convinced the international jury on November 3rd in Langenthal. designpreis.ch
Our «Stabellö» includes important elements of the traditional chair from the Alpine region: the seat and the turned legs are still made of solid wood. However, it astounds with an innovative and comfortable backrest. Made from plywood and shaped in three dimensions, the backrest is no longer anchored but connected to the seat by means of a visible screw attachment. «Stabellö» stands for tradition in conjunction with innovative craftsmanship – and cuts a good figure everywhere, in the loft, in the chalet or in the old-fashioned parlour.
The «Design Preis Schweiz» is awarded every two years for «outstanding Swiss design». Out of 45 nominations, 13 winning projects were selected. The focus was on products, projects and services which consider design not just as a «form or colour-giving process», but as a means to solve problems «in a comprehensive and expedient manner».
Together with Tomoko Azumi, we are celebrating the «Design Preis Schweiz 2017/18» and look forward to continue inspiring juries and customers with innovative and timeless designs.
Learn more about «Stabellö»
On 25th Augut the official handover of the family business on to the next generation was celebrated under the heading “Rövolution”, as well as the 40th anniversary of Röthlisberger Kollektion.
Over 70 exhibited pieces of design furniture from the last 40 years impressively demonstrated Röthlisberger’s standards of design and quality, which have been a part of their work for decades. The prestigious design office atelier oï developed a scenography and various installations especially for the event, which led through the various production halls, drawing together the indoor and outdoor areas. They revealed their full potential after dark, creating an inspiring mood through the interplay of light, material and movement.
The evening was finally rounded off by entertaining slam poetry, various performances, live music, exciting conversations and lots of food and drinks.
Fifty Takushi tables in 10 different finishes were commissioned by PWC Australia. Gavin Harris is not only the designer behind the Takushi table, but as Design Director at Futurespace also responsible for the highly innovative interior fit out at PWC Australia.
Our long standing partner Anibou looked after the project on site in both Sydney and Melbourne to guarantee a smooth end to end customer experience.
Most of the tables had custom-made table boxes that have been cut out directly from the solid wood tops. The largest table measured 530cm in length and 250cm in width – made from one tree trunk.
New York – Röthlisberger announced today plans to expand operations to the West Coast, establishing an office in Greater Seattle in response to the booming Pacific Northwest design market and customer demands for high-end custom interiors throughout Washington and California.
Röthlisberger, comprehensive supplier of luxury interiors renowned for its work with some of the world’s most prestigious architects, is expected to open its first West Coast office on the Kitsap Peninsula in Spring 2017.
Röthlisberger Seattle will boost the company’s ability to deliver on the planning, production and installation of complex custom interior engineering projects, ranging from private residences to luxury retail spaces, high-end commercial buildings, private jets and luxury yachts. In addition to custom interiors and millwork, the company also produces its own range of designer furniture. The Seattle office is expected to specialize in consulting services for architects and owner representatives.
Mark Röthlisberger, Director of Operations said:
“From Switzerland to London, NYC to Tokyo, Röthlisberger is a trusted partner to clients and architects around the globe, including Foster + Partners, John Pawson and Peter Marino Architect. Each custom project is a testament to the finest in Swiss quality and our commitment to delivering engineering that supports beautiful, one-of-a-kind design.
Röthlisberger’s expansion to the West Coast will enable us to better serve clients in the Seattle and San Francisco areas specifically—clients who are looking for exceptional quality and service and have exacting expectations around innovation, design and environmental sustainability.”
Headquartered in Switzerland, Röthlisberger is a fourth generation family business. The company has earned a worldwide reputation for using the latest technology and materials to deliver custom interior solutions that others have deemed ‘impossible’. Röthlisberger Seattle will mark the company’s second location in the United States, following Röthlisberger NYC.
The Seattle office is slated to be led by Marcel Imbach, a six year veteran of Röthlisberger and Managing Director of Röthlisberger NYC. Imbach’s role in NYC will be replaced by Alan Bodmer as of May 2017.
Röthlisberger Kollektion has been exhibiting on a permanent basis at Design Post Cologne since January 2015. Situated in the immediate vicinity of imm cologne, the renowned interiors exhibition, the showroom presents an interesting mix of international brands and is a tremendous source of inspiration for design aficionados and trade visitors. More information can be found at www.designpostkoeln.de
Sustainability is key for Röthlisberger! Having completed the heating of the entire production facility and offices on the company premises with pellets made from production waste, we have now invested in a large photovoltaic system. From March onwards, the company’s entire power consumption requirements will be met by solar panels and the electricity that these generate. This is a further commitment to the production location that is Switzerland and to sustainable operational management. More information is given under “Our values”.
Last year Röthlisberger Kollektion in partnership with Trix and Robert Haussmann were commissioned to stage a special exhibition in the Kunsthalle in Freiburg. The exhibition presented items of furniture in the Röthlisberger Kollektion from between 1978 and 1992, mirrors from the 1980s, plus mirrored furniture that was specially designed for the spaces of the Kunsthalle. These mirrored furniture items are now on display in galleries in Switzerland and England and are now also available directly from Röthlisberger Kollektion on request.