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dimitri bahler

18.06.2017

HERMES SHOPPING WINDOWS

HERMES Geneva and Basel shopping windows, have been created following one idea; Zero Gravity.

Playing with space, reflection and movement, the shopp...

HERMES Geneva and Basel shopping windows, have been created following one idea; Zero Gravity.

Playing with space, reflection and movement, the shopping windows are a kind of day dream or a virtual reality.

To be seen from June 10th till August 26th

Hermès Geneva

Rue du Rhône 39

1204 Genève

 

Hermès Basel

Freie Strasse 107

4051 Basel

 

More images soon in the projects section

 

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dimitri bahler

18.06.2017

BUS STOP SATKA

End of May this year (late news...) I have been invited by Sobranie Foundation from Magnezite group and Prohelvetia for the Satka Architecture Fest...

End of May this year (late news...) I have been invited by Sobranie Foundation from Magnezite group and Prohelvetia for the Satka Architecture Festival in Russia.

The aim of the project was to use Magnezite stone as a starting point for a one week project, implicating volunteers from the town.

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03.04.2017

DOPPIA FIRMA IN MILANO

On the occasion of the 2017 edition of Salone del Mobile, Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte, Living and the Michelangelo Foundation for Creati...
On the occasion of the 2017 edition of Salone del Mobile, Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte, Living and the Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship are pleased to present the second edition of Doppia Firma.

The project brings together design innovation and the tradition of great Italian artisanship by creating a unique collection (15 works) of original, refined objects. The objects carry two signatures – doppia rma – as each is the creative outcome of an exchange between a designer and a uniquely skilled craftsman.

I have had the pleasure to colaborate wih the Luster Master, Maurizio Tittarelli Rubboli, to create a series of vases, Iridescences

 

Modern Art Gallery of Milan

Opening to the public

Tuesday 4 April, 9 am - 5.30 pm
From Wednesday 5 to Sunday 9 April, 9 am - 7 pm

 

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dimitri bahler

28.02.2017

MONOLITHS FOR CHAMBER GALLERY

I am very happy to announce that Monoliths (my heaviest work ever!) will be part of Chamber's new  show.

Collection #3, curated by Matylda Krzykowsk...

I am very happy to announce that Monoliths (my heaviest work ever!) will be part of Chamber's new  show.

Collection #3, curated by Matylda Krzykowski of Depot Basel, will open with Part III — Domestic Appeal— on March 2.

From

March 3 - April 22, 2017 

Opening hours:

Tuesday through Saturday, 10am – 6p 

515 W. 23RD STREET 
NY, NY 10011
info@chambernyc.com
+1 (212) 206 0236

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dimitri bahler

01.12.2016

Collaboration with Chamber Gallery

IHP table, goes to Design Miami with Chamber Gallery!

The next show Part II of collection #3, curated by Matylda Krzykowski at the Gallery in New Yo...

IHP table, goes to Design Miami with Chamber Gallery!

The next show Part II of collection #3, curated by Matylda Krzykowski at the Gallery in New York will also include one piece of the VPTC collection.

Opens on the 15 December

515 W. 23RD STREET
NY, NY 10011

The principle of IHP consists of an industrial material, aluminum, processed with a brutal handmade technique for giving it its texture.

Industrial Handmade Patterns

The project started in 2014 with a series of two aluminum plates designed for the NOV Gallery in Geneva.

The shape was carved by hand (Bähler himself) with a stone chisel, a hammer (and strength) in a massive aluminum bloc.
The base, on the other hand, consists of two standard aluminum tubes.
The final treatment (smooth and clean) amplifies the idea of
“Industrial Handmade”.

The result plays on the tension  that finds itself in the object, between smooth and structured, hard and soft, metallic but almost animal…

Unique piece

Dimensions: 72 x 52 x 30 cm
Materials: anodized aluminum

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dimitri bahler

28.06.2016

Volumes, Patterns, Textures & Colors at the Villa Noailles

I am very honoured to announce to you that I have been invited by Villa Noailles to present my new ceramic collection for the first time on the occ...

I am very honoured to announce to you that I have been invited by Villa Noailles to present my new ceramic collection for the first time on the occasion of Design Parade 11!
The show will take place in the Gymnase room of the Villa from the 1st of July until the 11th of September.

 

Volumes, Patterns, Textures and Colors is a ceramic collection coming from an ongoing research project I started at EKWC in 2013 and developed at CERCCO last Winter, two renowned ceramic residencies respectively in the Netherlands and in Switzerland.

Starting with the idea of working on a new decor technique that would be as precise as transfer but with a 3d texture, the project integrated later other techniques with specific tools or glazes.

Tending to an essential typology, the volumes have been designed regarding production optimization as well as being an experimentation support for patterns, textures and colours application. They play with a certain abstraction level sometimes preferring the surface work to the function they may have.

In the collection I am presenting at the Villa Noailles, there are various dispenser shapes, vases, and undefined objects composing a kind of dictionary that will still grow in the future.

 

all pictures by © Raphaëlle Müller

 

Recently, VPT&C has won the Grand Prize of the Courtrai Biennale Interieur Awards 2016.

Some pieces are available at VITRA Schaudepot shop or on request.

 

Supported by Ikea Stiftung and Berner Design Stiftung.

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dimitri bahler

27.05.2016

VPT&C wins interieur award competition!!

From October 2015 to January 2016, I have been invited for a residency at “Workspace at CERCCO”, the Experimentation and Research Center for Contem...

From October 2015 to January 2016, I have been invited for a residency at “Workspace at CERCCO”, the Experimentation and Research Center for Contemporary Ceramics of the Geneva University of Art and Design.

That period allowed me to pursue the research I started with “Patterns & Colors” initiated at EKWC, the European Center for Ceramic in 2013 in Den Bosch, the Netherlands.

There, I firstly developed a new technique for decorating a volume. Thanks to the elasticity of a latex textured foil (coming from a milled plastic sheet), a pattern transfer occurs from a surface to a volume. Shortly I could apply a bi-dimensional pattern onto a volume with a high degree of precision.

At the CERCCO, I went into that technique as far as possible, playing with and challenging the volumes, the textures, optimizing the production process and experimenting with different glazes and colors....

 

The project has won the interieur award competition!

 

It will be shown during Art Basel, Design Parade 11 and Interior Biennale

 

More soon!

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07.04.2016

Blausee Bench for NOV Gallery

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08.02.2016

workshop IsdaT

Workshop at IsdaT, institut supérieur
des arts de Toulouse!

"À travers un thème festif et amusant, il s’agira de pouvoir exploiter les innombrables p...

Workshop at IsdaT, institut supérieur
des arts de Toulouse!

"À travers un thème festif et amusant, il s’agira de pouvoir exploiter les innombrables possibilités qu’offrent le papier pour fabriquer des éléments portés.
Des costumes traditionnels en fibres végétales du début de l’humanité au pièces de Nick Cave en passant par le ballet triadique de Oskar Schlemmer, le costume a toujours fait part de notre identité.
Laquelle est la vôtre?"
 
(project preview from Erwan Bertho and Thomas de Benedetti)

 

ISDAT

 

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dimitri bahler

17.01.2016

OCULUS X VACHERON CONSTANTIN DURING SIHH

The Digital Humanities Lab from EPFL, in collaboration with Vacheron Constantin’s Heritage Department, has developed digitization principles for an...

The Digital Humanities Lab from EPFL, in collaboration with Vacheron Constantin’s Heritage Department, has developed digitization principles for ancient handwriting recognition. Together with semantic text mining, the researchers are able to constitute a coherent historical narrative. EPFL+ECAL Lab’s role has brought these newly vivified archives back to life. Next to two other concepts, I developped a custom version of a vision mask that emphasise this idea of a time travel, redefining our relationship with the digital—in the service of the manufacturer’s history and values.

Vacheron Constantin

EPFL+ECAL lab

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dimitri bahler

06.10.2015

U-30

Happy to be part of the Hochparterre October special issue!

For this special edition, Hochparterre, the swiss design and architecture magazine, has ...

Happy to be part of the Hochparterre October special issue!

For this special edition, Hochparterre, the swiss design and architecture magazine, has collected 14 portraits of architects and designers under 30 reflecting the actual generation.

Opening: Tuesday October 6th, 7PM / Zentrallstrasse 131, Zürich

Talks on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 7PM by the contributors.

 

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24.08.2015

ISHINOMAKI LABORATORY

In May 2015, I have been invited together with other swiss and japanese designers to participate to a workshop for Ishinomaki Laboratory in Japan.

The result will be published during the Tokyo Design week in October 2015!

In May 2015, I have been invited together with other swiss and japanese designers to participate to a workshop for Ishinomaki Laboratory in Japan.

The result will be published during the Tokyo Design week in October 2015!

dimitri bahler

10.04.2015

MODULARITY IS INTERACTION

Rethink the Modular
USM has invited seven international schools to celebrate the 50th anniversary of USM Modular Furniture Haller. Following a works...

Rethink the Modular
USM has invited seven international schools to celebrate the 50th anniversary of USM Modular Furniture Haller. Following a workshop in Boisbuchet with me, a team of ECAL graduates focuses on the active moment of modularity and the relation between man and machine.

Salone dei Tessuti
Via San Gregorio 29
20124 Milano
usm.com/project50

Opening
Monday 13 April
6 pm to 8 pm

Opening hours
Tuesday to Sunday
10 am to 8 pm

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dimitri bahler

19.03.2015

take a seat

Together with Linn Kandel, we have been asked to customize a series of 4 Horgenglarus chair for take a seat project.

Auction: March 27th
with Domini...

Together with Linn Kandel, we have been asked to customize a series of 4 Horgenglarus chair for take a seat project.

Auction: March 27th
with Dominic Deville

Z am Park
Zurlindenstrasse 275
8003 Zürich

www.takeaseat.ch

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dimitri bahler

18.10.2014

RISE & SHINE

Rise & Shine is an exhibition initiated by the ECAL during Interieur Biennale in Kortrijk.

UU for HAY

PAD for MOUSTACHE

PATTERNS&COLORS, realised at E...

Rise & Shine is an exhibition initiated by the ECAL during Interieur Biennale in Kortrijk.

UU for HAY

PAD for MOUSTACHE

PATTERNS&COLORS, realised at EKWC

are part of the show!

scenography by LeviSarha

from 17.10.2014 to 26.10.2014

 

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dimitri bahler

30.09.2014

RETHINK THE MODULAR WORKSHOP IN BOISBUCHET

In 2015, USM Modular Furniture Haller will celebrate its 50th anniversary.

To mark this milestone, USM is launching an international initiative call...

In 2015, USM Modular Furniture Haller will celebrate its 50th anniversary.

To mark this milestone, USM is launching an international initiative called project50, designed to bring together future creative talents from all over the world.

From September 14th to 21st, a workshop around the topic "Rethink the Modular", curated by Tido von Oppeln and Burkhard Meltzer, took place in Boisbuchet. with seven different groups coming from seven schools around the world.

I was asked to be the tutor for the ecal group.

Linn Kandel, Sylvain Aebischer, Sarha Duquesne, Valentine Dubois, Christophe Guberan, Marie Douel, Manuel Amaral Netto, Yann Mathys were the eight product designers and Mathieu Rivier, Joëlle Aeschliman and Pauline Saglio the three media and interaction designers.

Together we worked on movement and rhythm in modularity...

 

 

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dimitri bahler

27.08.2014

MERINGUES IN LA COLLINE

A new series of modular monumental lights, commissioned by the architects Kaiser&Wittwer, were recently installed in La Colline, a retirement home in Switzerland.

More images will follow soon.

A new series of modular monumental lights, commissioned by the architects Kaiser&Wittwer, were recently installed in La Colline, a retirement home in Switzerland.

More images will follow soon.

dimitri bahler

20.08.2014

ERUMBU PART OF GRAND HORNU COLLECTION!

After the Hors Pistes show at Le Grand Hornu, one of the mask from the series Légendes Urbaines has been chosen to be part of the museum's collecti...

After the Hors Pistes show at Le Grand Hornu, one of the mask from the series Légendes Urbaines has been chosen to be part of the museum's collection!

Erumbu is part of a eight masks family that I created in collaboration with local craftsmen in Ouagadougou last september, during the first Hors Pistes workshop.

THANK YOU GRAND HORNU!

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dimitri bahler

05.06.2014

PATTERNS&COLORS FOR THE SWISS DESIGN AWARD

The project Patterns & Colors, showed for the first time at the Villa Noailles in Hyères last year, will be exhibited on the occasion of the Swiss Design Award 2014 during Art Basel from 17th to 22nd of June.

The project Patterns & Colors, showed for the first time at the Villa Noailles in Hyères last year, will be exhibited on the occasion of the Swiss Design Award 2014 during Art Basel from 17th to 22nd of June.

dimitri bahler

16.05.2014

IHP for NOV GALLERY

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04.04.2014

LEGENDES URBAINES IN MILAN

Légendes Urbaines, a project designed and produced during the first Hors Pistes workshop in Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso, will be presented with the whole collection at La Fabbrica del Vappore during the Milan Design week.

Légendes Urbaines, a project designed and produced during the first Hors Pistes workshop in Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso, will be presented with the whole collection at La Fabbrica del Vappore during the Milan Design week.

dimitri bahler

04.04.2014

VOLET HOOK & UU FOR HAY

Volet Hook, now produced by HAY will be presented during the Milan Design week!

A new project, UU, designed in collaboration with Linn Kandel and Ismaël Studer, will also be part of that new collection!

The HAY showroom is located in Spazio Ciovassino

Volet Hook, now produced by HAY will be presented during the Milan Design week!

A new project, UU, designed in collaboration with Linn Kandel and Ismaël Studer, will also be part of that new collection!

The HAY showroom is located in Spazio Ciovassino

dimitri bahler

04.04.2014

PAD STOOL FOR MOUSTACHE

Expansée Stool becomes PAD for Moustache this year in Milan!

The Stool prototypes will be shown in Spazio Orlandi dur the Milan design week

Expansée Stool becomes PAD for Moustache this year in Milan!

The Stool prototypes will be shown in Spazio Orlandi dur the Milan design week

dimitri bahler

21.01.2014

FANIONS IN LIMITED EDITION

FANIONS is available at Kiss the Design gallery in Lausanne and at ID 50 in Geneva.

FANIONS is available at Kiss the Design gallery in Lausanne and at ID 50 in Geneva.

dimitri bahler

18.10.2013

PATTERNS & COLORS FOR KISS THE DESIGN GALLERY

A selection of eight pieces are displayed on a wall at the gallery.

(Avenue de Rumine 4, CH-1005 Lausanne)

They are available in limited edition.

12 p...

A selection of eight pieces are displayed on a wall at the gallery.

(Avenue de Rumine 4, CH-1005 Lausanne)

They are available in limited edition.

12 pieces for the colored one and 30 pieces for the plain one.

For more info >

http://www.kissthedesign.ch

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29.09.2013

Reflets for NOV gallery

The three vases of the series are exhibited at the gallery for its first exhibition!

For more info > www.novgallery.com

 

The three vases of the series are exhibited at the gallery for its first exhibition!

For more info > www.novgallery.com

 

dimitri bahler

29.08.2013

HORS PISTE

Going to Burkina Faso from 3 to 25 september for a workshop in collaboration with local craftsmen

Going to Burkina Faso from 3 to 25 september for a workshop in collaboration with local craftsmen

dimitri bahler

09.07.2013

WORKSHOP CAMPER

For Design Parade 08, I have been selected for the Camper workshop which will take place from the 11th to the 20th of July in Majorca.

 

For Design Parade 08, I have been selected for the Camper workshop which will take place from the 11th to the 20th of July in Majorca.

 

dimitri bahler

15.06.2013

Design Parade 8

I will be presenting one of my new projects made at EKWC "Patterns & Colors" and "Volet" during Design Parade 8 at the Villa Noailles in Hyères.

http://www.villanoailles-hyeres.com

I will be presenting one of my new projects made at EKWC "Patterns & Colors" and "Volet" during Design Parade 8 at the Villa Noailles in Hyères.

http://www.villanoailles-hyeres.com

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27.02.2013

EKWC

Residency at EKWC

European ceramic center in Den Bosh, The Netherland

Residency at EKWC

European ceramic center in Den Bosh, The Netherland

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13.01.2013

FANION IN COLOGNE

FANIONS at the D3 contest in Cologne.

A new project made in collaboration with Linn Kandel and Ismaël Studer

FANIONS at the D3 contest in Cologne.

A new project made in collaboration with Linn Kandel and Ismaël Studer