Designgut 2015 – Swiss design fair for sustainable products

Designgut 2015 in Winterthur is all about sustainability

From October 29 to November 1 2015 Designgut, Swiss design fair for sustainable products, will take place in Winterthur. This year about 90 selected labels of Applied Arts,
among them 30 members of formforum Schweiz, will participate. The fair’s founder and manager Christina Müller talks about this year’s events, insider tips and her vision for the future.

ART AUREA Designgut will soon recur in Winterthur for the sixth time. What has changed since the first fair?
Christina Müller We’ve grown enormously and evolved into an established, well-known event in the world of design. We have more exhibitors, visitors and supporting partners.

Designgut Christina Mueller

Christina Müller, founder and manager of Designgut

Designgut 2015, Herr Urs, knitwear and accessories

Knitwear and accessories by Herr Urs

Yép, shoes
Yép, shoes
Cloud8, rings
Cloud8, rings

AA What importance does the Gewerbemuseum have and what are you planning to do there?
CM With the museum as satellite, we not only have more space for exhibitors, but also a venue for fairs that’s similarly as attractive as our main site in venerable old Casinotheater. The two sites are just a few minutes’ walk apart. Together with the museum’s directors, we’re planning an interesting framework program this year.

AA Which exhibitors are among this year’s highlights?
CM The new Herr Urs company is one: a knitting man per se is already fantastic, and this one transforms Swiss-made yarns into cool, solid fashions for everyday wear. Yép is another young label: this brand’s beautiful comfortable shoes are manufactured for it by an Italian manufactory. Then there’s the Cloud8 jewelry label, which makes rings that look like household rubber bands, but are in fact made from recycled scrap gold: the sophisticated realization of a simple idea.

Further participants of Designgut 2015

Paradis des innocents

Zurich, Switzerland /

paradis-des-innocents designgut

A silhouette made to measure by Stefania Samadelli and Simone Klemm


Zurich, Switzerland /

Envoyage bag Lilly Designgut

Foldover bag Lilly. Lamb nappa, sewn with lurex threads

Susanne Meyer

Zurich, Switzerland /

Susanne Meyer Designgut

Coat dress and top


Widnau, Switzerland /

Schlüsselbrett key rack designgut

Key rack made from aluminium or walnut and felt

Sara Spirig

Fribourg, Switzerland /

Sara Spirig Designgut

Vessel series tocco. Wheel thrown, stoneware

Samuel Klöppel

Zurich, Switzerland /

Samuel Koeppel Designgut

Secretary Pelikan. Cherry wood, mechanical system made of black steel

Ines Bader

Basel, Switzerland /

Ines Bader Spitzentanz Designgut

Business socks, Sunday socks, blue socks


Zurich, Switzerland /

home3 shelf Designgut

Shelf Drigital. 1 metal rack, 3 MDF boxes – more than 30 variations for combination


Zurich, Switzerland /

Mirdesign Designgut

Silver brooch Elk by Mireille Lalive d’Epinay


Wiesendangen, Switzerland /

Akina Designgut

Ring Akina Linea. Rosa morganite, 750 rose gold


St. Gallen, Switzerland /

Andi Wuethrich floor lamp_Maxi Designgut

Floor lamp Maxi. 385 nespresso capsules, armouring irons, bicycle rims

Interview Eva Holz, formforum Schweiz

Preview picture: Cloths by pierrot & pierrette. Photo Rob Lewis

Read the complete interview in the current print issue  ART AUREA 4-2015