To mark the opening of the refurbished main building on Ausstellungsstrasse, Swiss design agency atelier oï will be staging several spacious installations in the large hall, which is now once again two stories high. The troïka of the agency’s founding members lets visitors immerse themselves in an atmosphere suffused with light, color, and movement while creating a stage for the atelier’s multifaceted works. Its approach is interdisciplinary, international, and spans all dimensions, from the coffee cup to the factory building. Clients include Foscarini, Louis Vuitton, Nespresso, or Röthlisberger; atelier oï also carries out self-initiated projects — forever shaped by an interest in the manifold interrelations between materials, craftsmanship, and form. Material studies, prototypes, products, and pictures offer insights into its both systematic and playful working methods.
“The exhibition hall has finally regained its original vastness, thanks to the renovation work carried out in recent years. atelier oï are arranging this space with a deep, expansive breath and sheer weightlessness.”
Raffinerie AG für Gestaltung, Oïphorie: atelier oï, 2018