From 1994 to 1999 he worked as an art director for advertising agencies, including start. advertising and Springer & Jacoby, on clients such as Levi’s, MTV, and Mercedes-Benz. In 1999, Mirko became the art director of jetzt Magazin, a weekly youth oriented supplement included in the national daily newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung. Subsequently, he worked for the publishing company Gruner + Jahr, co-founding and art directing NEON, a widely successful monthly magazine for young adults. From 2004 to 2007 he took on the artistic direction of Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, the newspaper’s renowned weekly magazine supplement after which he founded his own graphic design studio, Bureau Borsche, and started working as a creative director for the national weekly newspaper Die Zeit, its magazine supplement ZEITmagazin, and several other Zeit Verlag spin offs.
Kim Colin (RDI) is at the forefront of industrial design as co-founder of London design studio Industrial Facility and its speculative branch Future Facility. She is the first female product designer to become a Royal Designer for Industry. Originally from Los Angeles, Kim moved to the UK and formed Industrial Facility in 2002 with British designer Sam Hecht (RDI). They work with international and influential clients including Herman Miller, Muji, Yamaha, Epson, Issey Miyake, Mattiazzi, Wästberg, Emeco and Novo Nordisk, some of whom rely on them as trusted design advisors as well as valued designers. The work touches many sectors such as the workplace, personal electronics, domestic goods, medical devices, fashion and exhibition design. Kim’s designs reflect both a meticulous attention to detail and a thoughtful consideration of cultural context.
Kim has a Masters degree in architecture from Sci-Arc in California; she applies the spatial rigours of architecture to industrial design with great effect. Her studio’s work is well documented, with over fifty international awards, including 6 iF Gold Awards – more than any other British design office. Work is included in most permanent design collections including the SFMoMA, the V&A, Chicago Art Institute and the Cooper Hewitt, amongst others, and was the subject of the exhibition ‘Industrial Facility: Some Recent Projects’, held at the Design Museum in 2008. She is a dedicated teacher and has taught design studios at the Royal College of Art, the Architectural Association and currently at ÉCAL in Lausanne. In 2018 the studio’s first monograph Industrial Facility was released by Phaidon Press.
Founder Vetements and CD Balenciaga,
Milan, Zurich, Paris
His clients include internationally renowned companies such as Alias, Georg Jensen, Iittala, Kvadrat, Moroso and Vitra. For the system-house-builder Baufritz located in Germany he developed a house-ensemble between object and architecture and for BMW he explored the mobility of the future.
Apart from many restaurants, there are a number of other interior projects to highlight: More than two dozen shops have been created for the Spanish shoe manufacturer Camper, as well as the entire interior of the Swiss Embassy in Copenhagen in 2016. The biggest project was probably the Hotel 25hours Zurich West, which opened in 2012. He was responsible for the overall interior decoration and designed more than 60 products for the hotel.
His works were shown 2008 in the monographic view «SurroundThings» in the MfGZ, many exhibitions and some years later also in the Museum Paul Klee in Berne.
With his exhibition-concepts, architectural-projects and design, he is one of the most sought-after designers in the world. He can combine tradition and innovation, joy and energy in his projects. This is how he sets the mark for signs in design history and receives the «Grand Prix Design» from the Swiss Federal Office for Culture in 2014.
Doreen is an ardent believer in the advantages of “soft skills” like empathy and humor in business. She speaks at industry conferences, at private events, and to the media about her experience using these often overlooked skills to understand and motivate creative people. A driven and successful woman in a male-dominated industry, Doreen also speaks about women in leadership and coaches aspiring women leaders to help them find their own paths to success.
From 2013 to 2015 Doreen was president of Quirky, where she oversaw product development and operations for this fast-growing company. Prior to Quirky she worked at frog design for 16 years, including seven years as president. While president of frog she drove company strategy, oversaw worldwide operations and delivery, and led the iconic design firm to record growth.
As a thought leader on design and innovation, Doreen is a frequent resource to various business publications. She has been featured in ABC News, Bloomberg Radio, Fast Company, Fortune, The New York Times, and many other media. She served as a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Emerging Technologies (2011-2012) and Emerging Multi Nationals (2013-2016).
Doreen earned a master’s degree in communication and media studies from Boston University and a bachelor’s degree in theater from the State University of New York, Stony Brook.
Meyer-Hayoz Design Engineering Group, Winterthur
Wolfgang K. Meyer-Hayoz studied mechanical engineering, visual communication and industrial design and graduated from the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design. The professors Klaus Lehmann, Kurt Weidemann and Max Bense had formative influence on the design philosophy he has today. In 1985, he founded the Meyer-Hayoz Design Engineering Group with offices in Winterthur/Switzerland and Konstanz/Germany. The company offers consultancy services for business start-ups, small- and medium-sized enterprises, as well as world market leaders within the five defined fields of competence design strategy, industrial design, user interface design, temporary architecture and communication design, and has received numerous international awards. From 1987 to 1993, Meyer-Hayoz was volunteering as president of the Swiss Design Association (SDA); he is member of the Association of German Industrial Designers (VDID), of Swiss Marketing and the Swiss Management Society (SMG). Wolfgang K. Meyer-Hayzo serves as juror on international design panels. Besides working on complex design processes in the company’s focus areas medical engineering as well as machine and equipment design, he also moderates Change Management- and Turnaround projects in the fields of design strategy.
Designer & Entrepreneur, Aschau
Nils Holger Moormann positions himself somewhere between the conventions of conventionality and makes himself comfortable amidst his pieces of furniture. They are not unlike the man himself: ascetic, well thought through, and with a nod and a wink to posterity that is easily missed. As an autodidact and free spirit, Nils Holger Moormann has, from 1982 onwards, developed with a number of mostly young, unknown designers furniture which exhibits a reduced formal language and precise solutions to detail.
The key thoughts are simplicity, intelligence and innovation, and these colour the company’s entire philosophy. From the company headquarters in Aschau to the purist design of FNP – a classic in its own right – and the unusual guesthouse ‘berge’, any new ideas and deliberations will certainly not be put off until tomorrow.
lic.phil.I Kunstgeschichte und Film
Gründungspartner der Werbeagentur Neutral Zurich (2001).
Über 15 Jahre Erfahrung als Ausstellungsmacherin, Kunstkritikerin und Journalistin mit Kernkompetenz zeitgenössische Kunst, Mode, Lebensstil. Tätigkeit als Kuratorin in namhaften Institutionen und Museen wie Berlin Biennale Berlin und Museum Ludwig Köln sowie als freie Ausstellungsmacherin. Autorin für Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Welt am Sonntag, Park Avenue, Parkett und viele andere.
Ganzheitliche Erfahrung im Bereich Brand Content und Brand Entertainment sowie Uptrade Marketing für Kunden Chloé, Vionnet, Flughafen Zürich, Puma, Pringle of Scotland, Bally, Bucherer, Valser und viele mehr. Branchenschwerpunkte: Luxusgüter, Mode, Kunst & Kultur, Medien.
Mitgliedschaften: IAA, ADC
1975, Communication Designer,
Founded Staub Communication Design 2010.
With a degree in graphic design and a decade of international agency experience, established relationships with clients and communication partners in Switzerland and abroad.
Lead person of CDA Switzerland, Communication Designers Association, a global non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the modern discipline of communication design.
Since 2013 Barbara Staub has been a member of the Commission on Higher Vocational Education of the Arts – St.Gallen.
Yannick Aellen concepts, produces, casts, choreographs and/or sound designs for fashion shows, events and photo shoots. During his valuable engagement with the Gwand Fashion Festival in Lucerne, where he played an important role in the international development of the festival and the professionalization of the shows, he in 2003 started to work independently. Aellen was responsible for the production and creative direction of the Stella/Swiss Textiles Award-shows and has furthermore worked for clients such as Louis Vuitton, Alexis Mabille and Ann-Sofie Back during the Paris and London Fashion Weeks. He has also been working for the United Nations, the Institut Mode-Design FHNW and tv channel Pro7. Since 2011 he twice a year organizes the professional shows-and sales-platform Mode Suisse in both, Geneva and Zurich.
A speaker on Fashion and Technology at Tedx Transmedia in Rome in September 2013, she has also participated in a wide variety of fashion award juries for the past 16 years. She is a regular lecturer for the Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD), the Master of Luxury Management at the Geneva School for Business administration (HESGE) and teaches at PARSONS Paris.
Katharina frequently works on her days off, covering fashion, art and design for a variety of publications and blogs including PAPER Magazine, the Swiss edition of L‘OFFICIEL (as Senior Contributing Editor for three years) and joined BLISS ( the magazine of the Swiss financial daily AGEFI) in 2016 as fashion editor.
Des Weiteren entstehen unter dem Namen PanteraPantera (www.panterapantera.com), in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Basler Architekten Jens Müller gelegentlich Innenarchitekturprojekte, worin sie stark materialbezogen arbeiten. So sind seit 2007 diverse Restaurants, Bars, Clubs sowie etliche Projekte für die Kunstmesse ART Basel entstanden.
Zwischen 2009 und 2014 unterrichtete Thomas Wüthrich projektspezifisch im Fachbereich Produkt- und Objektdesign am Institut für Innenarchitektur und Szenografie der Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz.
Zu ihrer beruflichen Spezialisierung gelangte Leslie Nader über lehrreiche und stark praxisorientierte Umwege. Auf eine Ausbildung als Dekorateurin in der Schweiz folgte von 1984 bis 1987 das Studium mit Abschluss in Interior Design an der JFK University in San Francisco. Im Anschluss blieb sie für weitere zwei Jahre in Kalifornien und betreute für Blaire Spangler Interior Design hauptsächlich Hotelprojekte. Von 1987 bis 1995 zeichnete sie bei der Swatch Group in Biel und New York für deren internationale Auftritte und die Shopkonzepte verantwortlich.
Ihre Premiere im Restaurantdesign feierte Leslie Nader 1999 mit dem Bergrestaurant Capalari in Laax, welches bis heute unverändert unter ihrem ursprünglichen Konzept erfolgreich ist. Darauf folgten 11 weitere Projekte in Laax. 2013 gelang ihr der Auf- und Einstieg in die Systemgastronomie mit einem Gestaltungskonzept für Yooji’s Flagship Restaurant an der Zürcher Bahnhofstrasse, das sie in der Folge auf sämtliche weiteren Standorte mit variierenden Platzvorgaben adaptieren konnte.
Leslie Naders kreative Spannweite überrascht und widerspiegelt sich in der Vielfalt und Unterschiedlichkeit ihrer Werke: Ihr gelingt die Kreation räumlicher Erlebniswelten in Restaurants und Bars, an Grossevents und Messen der Sport- und Automobilwelt, in Shops, Büros wie auch öffentlichen Einrichtungen und reicht mit der eigenen, 2004 lancierten Lampenkollektion PolyPop bis zum Objektdesign. Nicht ein Stil, sondern derer vieler sind ihr Stil. Ihre gestalterische Handschrift lässt sich lediglich im harmonischen und gleichzeitig intelligenten Einbezug der jeweils individuellen baulichen Rahmenbedingungen, durch die kompromisslose Detailtiefe ihrer Designs wie auch deren Praktikabilität im Alltag erkennen.
Aktuell befasst sich Leslie Nader mit der Innenarchitektur des denkmalgeschützten Güterschuppens in Arosa, der umgebaut als einzigartiger Gastronomiebetrieb genutzt werden soll.
This equanimity has brought the Swiss designer, also Head of Master in Design for Luxury and Craftsmanship at ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne, to the attention of both manufacturers and design galleries alike. Working between industrial companies such as Eternit or Atelier Pfister and galleries in London, Paris, Berlin, Zürich or Mexico, Le Moigne’s dexterous approach is an elegant counterpoint to the chaos of a supersaturated design culture.
Since 2012, Michael Sutter has been working as a senior designer and senior engineer in the team of innovation management at Helbling Technik AG in Zurich. Thereby he is involved in both, preliminary projects as well as in the development of new products. His design and development tasks lie in the areas of machine and plant construction, tools, medical technology, household and other technical devices such as the collaborative robot P-Rob 2 from F&P Robotics.
"Integrated industrial design" is being continuously expanded at Helbling Technik AG - the largest service company for product development in Switzerland. Michael Sutter ensures that industrial design is integrated into the engineering services right from the start, and that engineers and designers are able to work hand in hand with high efficiency on complex tasks. The result are innovative, ergonomic products with coherent details and a convincing overall appearance.
Dipl. Innenarchitektin FFI/VSI,
wohnhaft in Zürich.
Inhaberin eines Architektur- und Innen-Architekturbüros in Maur. Arbeiten in den Bereichen strategische Planungen, Bauplanungen und Realisationen von Umbauten, Neubauten, Einrichtungen und Gasträumen für Private und öffentliche Bauherren (www.mariannedaepp.ch).
Ab 1988 bis 2006 Engagement für den Aufbau der Fachhochschulen im Bereich Design und Kunst in verschiedenen Eidgenössischen Kommissionen. Als Mitglied der eidgenössischen Fachhochschulkommission mitverantwortlich für die Neupositionierung dieser Ausbildungen.Seit 2002 ständige Expertin in der Innovationsagentur KTI (Kommission für Technologie und Innovation) des eidgenössischen Volkswirtschaftsdepartements. Die KTI finanziert angewandten Forschung und Entwicklung, zuständig für die Themen der Gestaltungssparten, den Planungsdisziplinen und der Künste. Im Weiteren seit 2004 bis 2012 Fachexpertin bei DORE (DO-Research, ein Förderungsinstrument für praxisorientierte Forschung an Fachhochschulen), zuständig für die Themenbereiche Design und Kunst.
Design Leadership Prize
Prof. Dr. François Höpflinger, born 1948, married, 2 adult children, 4 grandchildren, studied sociology and social psychology at the University of Zurich. From 1994 Titular Professor of Sociology at the University of Zurich. 1991 to 1998 programme manager of the National Research Programme 32 Alter/Vieillesse/Anziani'. 1999 to 2008 Research Director at the University Institute 'Age and Generations', Sion. From 2009 independent research and consulting activity on age and generation issues Current research projects: Housing in old age, changes in ageing, social report 2016 on well-being in Switzerland. 2013 Honorary membership of the Swiss Society of Gerontology, laureate 2013 of the Dr. J.E. Brandenberger Foundation in recognition of activities in the field of gerontology and generational research.
New: Energy Efficiency Prize
Since 2004 her focus lies on textile concepts, on the sense of hearing. Meanwhile, Annette Douglas Textiles is the brand for acoustic textiles solutions. That is why she invented the CTI research project in 2009. Annette Douglas carried out this research project in collaboration with the EMPA (Federal Laboratories for Materials Science & Technology) in her capacity as the initiator, project manager and commercial partner. The first translucent acoustic fabric collection Annette Douglas Textiles ACOUSTICS® is since 2011 on the market.
Annette Douglas has a great affinity for architecture. During her studies she already developed and designed textile façades and other textile applications for architecture. Today she can point out a number of buildings with textiles that were tailor-made for architecture, for example the University Campus Toni Areal in Zurich, the Rehab Clinic Schinznach, the UBS Head Office Zurich or the Baroque Pavilion Stockargut for the University Zurich.