Projekt Handwerk (German for project handicraft) unites traditional craftsmanship with contemporary
design and creates modern interpretations of hand-made products.
Enthusiastic about the variety of traditional craftsmanship with its peculiar charm, product designers
Nicole Lehner and Luzia Kaelin have attempted to discover new directions for handicrafts.
In intense collaboration with four Swiss craftspeople, a variety of products for everyday use have been
developed. The objects emphasise the qualities of the four particular crafts in a specific manner
without being constrained by the demands of serial production.
The new forms should give the hand-crafted products a fresh, up-to-date makeover and in doing so
arouse enthusiasm for Swiss crafts and sustainable regional manufacture while furthering the existence of
the extraordinary craft techniques.
An exhibition currently shows the results of Projekt Handwerk from 21.09. – 31.10.2012 at
Eco Design Home Showroom in Zurich, Switzerland.