dimitri bähler creates radical yet poetic pieces of ceramics and furniture

dimitri bähler creates radical yet poetic pieces of ceramics and furniture

swiss designer dimitri bähler’s work balances between substantial applied research and poetic aesthetics. after graduating from ECAL and design academy eindhoven, bähler founded his own studio in biel, switzerland, in 2014, where he works in a variety of projects, from mass produced objects to unique pieces.

dimitri bähler creates radical yet poetic pieces of ceramics and furnitureall images courtesy of dimitri bähler

iridescences is a collection of four polychrome ceramic vases and bowls



finalist of design parade 8 in 2013 in hyères, and nominated twice for swiss design awards, dimitri bähler has participated in different residencies around the globe. his works include iridescences, a set of four ceramic vases and bowls in polychrome ceramic with lustre technique created together with maurizio tittarelli rubboli. by blending metallic salts and clay, and a special firing, the designer has managed to create iridescent and chromatic effects that only few ateliers can nowadays achieve.

thanks to a special blend of metallic salts and clay, and a special firing, iridescent and chromatic effects are created



another one of the designer’s projects is monoliths, a duo of vertical and horizontal ceramic architectones. starting from the size of some of the biggest ceramic kilns available in europe and with the purpose to create big, simple volumes, the two objects are based on two common human postures: standing and sitting.

dimitri bähler creates radical yet poetic pieces of ceramics and furnituremonoliths are vertical and horizontal ceramic architectones

the volumes are based on two common human postures: standing and sitting

the stoneware has been applied with a cloud of very dry glaze in a single direction

his VPTC project was the result of a residency at ‘workspace at CERCCO’, the experimentation and research center for contemporary ceramics of the geneva university of art and design

the pieces are a range of different volumes with soft and round shapes that have received a pattern transfer

the single-molded objects are balanced with an essential abstraction

created in collaboration with linn kandel and ismaël studer, UU is designed to be a support for pens, erasers, and other office articles or jewelry

the production is based on machined wooden profiles that always use the same tool, only their height and length changing

simple and graphic objects, UU exists in three dimensions that invite the user to play with it

the carved chair is a homage to swiss traditional wood carving techniques, created in collaboration with linn kandel for the take a seat project in zürich

the carved chair‘s different textures represent fur, feathers or plants



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