"Those who want to live frugally buy things of value,"
Hannes Wettstein was one of the most interesting designers of his generation, creating projects ranging from products to communication and industrial design to architecture. Born in 1958 in Ascona, Switzerland, Wettstein does corporate design, interiors, and architecture. He was known as one of the most innovative and influential designers from the Swiss school. Since 1991 he has also taught; he is lecturer at the ETH of Zurich, and teaches at the Hochschule fur Gestaltung in Karlsruhe. Apart from furniture, lamps and accessories, he designs professional sound equipment and watches. He started to work for Cassina in 1994 with his Juno bed, and some more recent projects were presented in 2003.
He has won many competitions and awards, such as the selection for the Compasso d'Oro in 2004 for his Dada Nomis kitchen. In 1991, with the creation of his interdisciplinary studio, Zed, Wettstein fully developed as a designer and architect, by establishing his corporate image and designing architectural projects.
Hannes Wettstein worked for the Grand Hyatt hotel chain in Berlin, designed the Swiss Embassy in Tehran and in Washington DC. He worked with the great names of international design – Cassina, UMS Pastoe, Shimano, Baleri Italia, Artemide and the Molteni Group. In 1993 he became the 9D Design co-founder. Today his artistic and design heritage is collected by "the Hannes Wettstein Studio ", where his team works.