Alfredo Häberli

Alfredo Häberli was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1964. He moved to Switzerland in 1977 and graduated in 1991 with distinction in Industrial Design.

His broad interest in design is neither formal nor fashionable; Häberli focuses on simply discovering new ways of looking at everyday situations. His products combine invention and beauty, and reflect his determination to have the soul of an object always show through.

Häberli manages to unite tradition with innovation, joy and energy in his designs. His work is strongly influenced by his early childhood in Argentina as well as his curiousness and studies in everyday life. The results are works with a strong expression and emotionality.

Häberli's work and designs have been shown in numerous exhibitions throughout Europe and he has received many awards for his work during the past years. With his own retrospective exhibition "SurroundThings" in 2008 at the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, for which he was responsible for numerous exhibitions since 1988, a personal dream came true. Recently he was awarded by A&W magazine (Architektur & Wohnen) as the "Designer of the Year 2009" and honoured with a monograph exhibition on the occasion of the international furniture fair - Imm cologne.

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