Emotional Space

Two exhibitions on opposite sides of the world celebrate the 27th anniversary of the famous Swiss architecture studio Atelier Öi

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Founded by Aurel Aebi, Armand Louis and Patrick Reymond in La Neuveville, Switzerland, in the year 1991, atelier oïalways stood out from the crowd because of the unique creative journey that gives birth to its objects and spaces. At the heart of it is a penchant for mixing different architectural genres and design disciplines, ranging from architecture to set design, interior design, and product design.
2018 is a very special year for the studio, because two different exhibitions are celebrating its work and telling its story. Oïphorieis the exhibition underway (until September 30) at the Museum für Gestaltung in Zurich, a historic landmark for Swiss design since 1878. Oïphorie is a selection of projects accounting for 27 years of activity involving the most diverse clients, from major international design and luxury brands to prestigious cultural institutions. The aim is to show the phases of design and carrying out of each project, from the manipulation of the materials - the silver thread of the whole process - to the prototype, and on to the final result.
On the other side of the world, the Museu da Casa Brasileira in São Paulo, a major destination for design and architecture in the Brazilian city, will be hosting an exhibition called Handmade Industry(August 2018) focusing on the atelier’s approach to materials and exhibiting projects and samples to show how mastering materials and treatments is crucial when embarking on independent design and cultural project.
From the merging of materials and ideas comes the impalpable emotional space that surrounds the creations and installations by atelier oï, which always leaves room for reflection and interpretation. The intuition that gives life to the project is a spark that reflects on the experience of anyone interacting with it, getting in touch with its shape and surface, or using it with their eyes and their hands.

Author : The Slowear Journal


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