Hannes Wettstein

Seeking Archetypes

We sit on them, write with them, ride them, listen to music through them, and live inside them. The furniture, product, and interior designs of Swiss designer Hannes Wettstein, who died in 2008, have left their mark on everyday life and shaped contemporary conceptions of design—in the form of a pen by the brand Lamy, a watch by Nomos, or as interiors for the Hotel Grand Hyatt in Berlin. Hannes Wettstein Seeking Archetypes documents his life’s work for the first time in monograph form. The volume features images from the world of this exceptional designer—works, sketches, and personal objects. Their diversity reveals the essence of his creative achievement. A comprehensive catalogue raisonné provides a complete overview of Wettstein’s works. Supplemented by quotations from Wettstein, anecdotes from his life, essays, as well as statements by personalities from the worlds of design and architecture, this monograph provides a multifaceted portrait of an extraordinary designer.

Author(s):
Edited by Studio Hannes Wettstein
With contributions by Max Küng, Volker Albus, Thomas Haemmerli
Design: Prill & Vieceli Cremers

23 x 29 cm, 9 x 11 ½ in
292 pages, 662 illustrations
hardback
2012, 978-3-03778-265-1, German/English/Italian
35,00 €