Annette Gigon, Mike Guyer and Hannes Wettstein, 2005
Its speciality is the seat shell, which seems to be hovering above the chrome-plated metal frame. This brings out the best in the veneer, whether it's painted or stained.
The timeless ggw chair with its simple silhouette was designed by Annette Gigon and Mike Guyer in collaboration with designer Hannes Wettstein for Gigon/Guyer's conversion of the Basle art museum. Its speciality is the seat shell, which seems to be hovering above the chrome-plated metal frame. This brings out the best in the veneer, whether it's painted or stained. What adds to the chair's perceived lightness is the seat shell's tapered front and upper back, accentuated by its legs. Its even-tempered appearance, which seems familiar and natural, places it fully in line with the horgenglarus chair tradition and makes it easy to integrate with existing rooms.
The ggw was showcased on the Swiss Designer’s Saturday in Langenthal in November 2004.
Moulded plywood seat shell, chrome-plated metal frame, stackable, optional row connector
W55, D54, H83, SH47
Diplômée de l'ETH de Zurich en 1984. De 1987 à 1989, ouvre son propre bureau d'architecture. En 1989, création du célèbre bureau d'architectes zurichois Gigon/Guyer avec Mike Guyer. En 2001/ 2002, invitée comme maître de conférence à l'EPF de Lausanne. En 2008, invitée comme maître de conférence à l'ETH de Zurich. À partir de 2012, professeure ordinaire d'architecture et de construction à l'ETH de Zurich.
1984, degree from the ETH Zurich. 1987–1989, own architectural firm. 1989, founded the renowned Zurich architectural office Gigon & Guyer with Annette Gigon. 2002, guest lecturer at the EPF Lausanne; 2009, guest lecturer at the ETH Zurich. After 2012, full professor of architecture and construction at the ETH Zurich.
Designer in Zurich. Member of the "Büro für Gestaltung" (1982–1989) and of the design agency "Eclat" (1989–1991). 1991, founded the "zed" label (today "studio hannes wettstein"). In addition to conventional product design, he was also involved in interior design and interior architecture (projects included the interior fit-out of the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Berlin 1996–1999 or studios for a Swiss television broadcaster). Since 1990, various lectureships at institutions including the ETH Zurich and Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design.