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GALLERY X ARCHIVE | interior architecture | Fotostiftung Schweiz | 2022


The Fotostiftung Schweiz is expanding its premises with a surprising architectural concept: in addition to a new exhibition space, an open archive room is being created in which collection holdings are processed, researched and digitized. During the conversion by architects Silvia Baumgartner and Simon Husslein, the two areas were connected by a floor-to-ceiling glass door, which opens up an unusual insight into the foundation's work. In this way, the public can understand how a photograph passes through various conservation and curatorial processes on its way from the archive to public presentation. Offering visitors a look behind the scenes of a foundation in this form is a novelty in the exhibition landscape.
Interior Architecture : Simon Husslein & Silvia Baumgartner
Photos: Christian Schwager







HEAD STORE | interior architecture | HEAD – Genève | 2022


The HEAD Store is located in the historic James Fazy building next to the main train station of Geneva. It contains various design objects, editions, artworks, textiles, ceramics, jewellery, tableware, and books. All imagined and created by artists and designers from the HEAD community.

Students taking part in the development of the store: Juliette Colomb, Audrey Besanceney, Maya-Louis Tjittes, Pauline Gueissaz.

Students taking part in the initial project: Shana Bennett, Tania Bersier, Audrey Besanceney, Emma Birbaud, Juliette Colomb, Pauline Gueissaz, Gyeonghwan Hwang, Clémence Lablancherie, Tomislav Levak, Antoine Matta, Astrid Mayer, Thu Trang Nguyen, Etienne Poncet, Elioth Puthod, Nora Rhyner, Chloé Rouhling, Oxana Streit, Maya Louise Tjittes, Kirill Vinokurov.
Under the direction of Simon Husslein, with the assistance of Camille Bagnoud

Images: HEAD – Genève, Raphaëlle Mueller

HEAD – Genève:
Director: Jean-Pierre Greff
Head of Department: Javier F. Contreras
Scientific Deputy: Valentina De Luigi

Assistant to the initial project: Damien Greder






REFUGE TONNEAU 21 | pavillon | HEAD – Genève | 2021


REFUGE TONNEAU 21 was developed as a tribute to the iconic Refuge Tonneau by Charlotte Perriand and Pierre Jeanneret from 1938. The pavilion serves as a place to meet on the school campus. Central stairs are placed inside a colourful interior with a playful pattern of circular windows. Solar panels on the roof power a ceiling light installation displaying the names Charlotte and Pierre. The installation was first shown at the OPEN HOUSE exhibition in Genthod/ Geneva in 2021.

Students taking part in the development of the pavilion: Juliette Colomb, Élise Chauvigné.

Students taking part in the initial project: Annika Resin, Aurélie Chêne, Camille Némethy, Caroline Savary, Élise Chauvigné, Gaïane Legendre, Julie Reeb, Juliette Colomb, Karen Vidal, Krenare Krasniqi, Maria Clara Castioni, Melissa Ferrara.
Under the direction of Simon Husslein,
with the assistance of Damien Greder

HEAD – Genève:
Director: Jean-Pierre Greff
Head of Department: Javier F. Contreras
Scientific Deputy: Valentina De Luigi


Assistant to the initial project: Sven Högger
CAD support: Abeyi Endrias
Stage Mananger: Charles Cuccu
Construction: Atelier Bois Sàrl
Metallic Components: Xavier Plantevin
Electric system: Lelectro









OFFICES & CUSTOMIZED FURNITURE | SiR MaRY | 2019


We designed the new office for SiR MaRY, who has been awarded as Switzerland's “digital agency of the year’. The workplaces are arranged around a custom made, nine meter long office table with integrated storage spaces. The room is lit by a 12 meter long LED light strip that forms the agencies logo. For small meetings in the main room we built a free standing tete-a-tete cube, that is completely covered by a copper mesh to minimize the reception of electromagnetic waves including Wifi and mobile phone signals, suggesting a very analogue use of the space. The main meeting room is colored entirely brown with carpet reaching up to its ceiling, containing a central meeting table with gold-plated table top.
Interior Architecture: Simon Husslein & Silvia Baumgartner 
Customized Furniture: Simon Husslein


Photos: © SiR MaRY








STUDIO APARTMENTS | interior architecture | Schiff 70 | 2019


Where the Gasthaus “Zum Schiff” once stood, there are now 15 modern studio apartments. House No. 70 on Zurich's Limmatquai offers its residents a stylish retreat to live and work in. In 2018, a first group of studio apartments was renovated in a contemporary way. The interior architects Simon Husslein and Silvia Baumgartner were responsible for the design and implementation of the rooms as well as the renovation of the staircase and the corridors. The original finishing quality and aesthetics were retained and supplemented in a targeted manner. The rooms are optimally structured and designed with exciting color contrasts. This gives the historical place new life and new impulses.
Interior Architecture : Simon Husslein & Silvia Baumgartner
Photos: Marcel Rickli