Hannes Wettstein (1958 – 2008) Swiss Furniture Designer

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Hannes Wettstein (1958 – 2008) was a Swiss Architect and Designer. He did corporate design, interiors and architecture. Apart from furniture, lamps and accessories, he designed 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. Since 1991 he also taught; he was a lecturer at the ETH of Zurich and taught at the Hochschule fur Gestaltung in Karlsruhe.


He garnered much attention after winning honours and contests, such as the Compasso d’Oro in 2004 for his Dada Nomis kitchen. Wettstein completely matured as a designer and architect in 1991, when he founded his interdisciplinary studio, Zed, by building his corporate image and designing architectural projects.

Hannes Wettstein designed the Swiss Embassy in Tehran and Washington DC, Berlin’s Grand Hyatt hotel chain. Cassina, UMS Pastoe, Shimano, Baleri Italia, Artemide, and the Molteni Group were among the big names in international design with whom he collaborated. He joined 9D Design as a co-founder in 1993. Today, “the Hannes Wettstein Studio,” where his team works, honours his artistic and design legacy.


Cassina. (n.d.). Home. Cassina. Retrieved October 31, 2021, from https://www.cassina.com/it/en/contemporanei/hannes-wettstein.html.

Hannes Wettstein – Molteni designer. Molteni&C. (n.d.). Retrieved October 31, 2021, from https://www.molteni.it/en/designer/hannes-wettstein.

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