BEAUTY STORIES | shop | Modissa | 2020

We designed a studio for sustainable beauty and an oasis of calm above Bahnhofstrasse in the heart of Zurich. The spaces on the 5th floor of the historic building feature rooms and areas for treatments and sales.
Interior Architecture: Simon Husslein & Silvia Baumgartner

Photos: Andrea Diglas

ART EXHIBITION | Werkschau & Haus Konstruktiv | 2020

Werkschau presents the works of 30 selected artists. They apply for a grant by Kanton Zürich Kultur. The exhibition is on display at Museum Haus Konstruktiv in Zurich. Simon Husslein was invited to support the development of the scenography of the exhibition.
Scenography: Duscha Kistler & Simon Husslein

Photos: Peter Baracchi

IM FLUSS | exhibition | Forum Schlossplatz | 2020

The literature exhibition 'Im Fluss' includes a wide selection of media around the theme of water and rivers. Selected paragraphs of written texts are displayed alongside sculptures, paintings, photographs, videos and artefacts. We designed this exhibition including the outdoor sculpture for the poem 'Wasserinventar' by Ilma Rakusa consisting of 37 individual concrete stones.
Scenography: Simon Husslein

Photos: Peter Koehl 

HANNES BINDER | exhibition | Strauhof | 2020

This exhibition brings dark to light. Hannes Binder, one of the most celebrated illustrators and graphic novel artists in Switzerland is using the scraperboard technique were a piece of white board that is covered with a layer of black ink. Using a cutter to scratch and scrape, the artist then exposes the white beneath the black. Hannes binder is well known for his unique combination of imagery and literature. The exhibition aims to display the essence of his work in an immersive way by placing the artworks in a darkened room were the backlit images are the only light source on the narrative path walk.
Scenography: Simon Husslein

Photos:  Zeljko Gatterich

SPACE DUALITY | exhibition | HEAD – Genève & USM | 2019

Entering the seven different VR projects of SPACE DUALITY while being placed inside or on top of custom built furnitures does transfer the viewer into an unseen environment full of surprises. While some of the projects have an enchanted charm about them, others challenge us on how we would define what ‘interior spaces’ are in general.

‘Space Duality’ as part of the USM Design Grant was set up as a semester project in the department of Interior Architecture at HEAD, Geneva School of Art and Design. A group of twelve students developed projects offering completely new space related experiences that are immersive and deeply emotional.

Students taking part in the exhibition: Mélissa Ferrara, Brian Grenier, Kanya-On Khurewathanakul, Julia Miclos Moura, Hyeryeon Nam, Johanna Picard, Rébecca Sanmartin, Caroline Savary, Sonia Schwerdtel, Ophélie Surchat, Lydia Campana, Aurélie Chêne.

In collaboration with the USM FONDATION.
Awards: FRAME AWARDS 2020 - innovation award, Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design 2020

Under the direction of Simon Husslein, with the assistance of Lara Grandchamp

Photos: HEAD – Genève, Emily Bonnet

Video: Directed & Edited by Atelier Simon Husslein, Camera, Lighting & Sound Recording by Sophie Dascal

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


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