One day, from out of the frenetic turmoil of Wettstein’s design activity, there emerged the idea of a chair; defying all known logic, the structure of the back, curved forwards. With this idea as basic condition of the design the form was translated into function. During the revision of the project for industrial production, the back also became the arm and the chair was transformed into a small armchair.
Chair: 45 x 49, h 77
Kitchen stool: 45 x 49, h 94
Bar stool: 45 x 49, h 108
Structure: steel rod painted with epoxy powders
Seat and seatback: moulded sheet metal painted
Also available in an 18/10 stainless steel version suitable for outdoor use.
Born in 1958 in Ascona, Switzerland, he lived and worked in Zurich. His main professional activities were in the fields of product design and interior architecture. He designed fashion and furniture showrooms, public spaces, hotels, installations, offices, both in Switzerland and abroad. He designed limited edition collections of furnishings and accessories for several Swiss companies. His projects include furniture, lamps, watches, eyeglasses, rugs, handles, bikes. His collaboration with Baleri Italia began in 1985; he designed several of the most successful products of the company. Hannes Wettstein died in July 2008 when he was only 50 years old.