Mountain Climbers is a swiss cultural and sustainable project benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Switzerland. 40 swiss artists, architects and designers were invited to transform 40 year old cable cars (complete list of participants here: www.mountainclimbers.ch).
The project is directed by Inès Flammarion, art consultant, Nicolas Bernheim, marketing and communication specialist, and Albert Schrurs, Architect and Designer co-founder of Allegory sàrl.
Rock is the first project to be revealed, it is designed by Adrien Rovero, and was premiered at the opening of his solo show, Landscale, at Lausanne’s MUDAC. For this project he decided to celebrate the rocking movement of the cable car and thus to create a garden rocking chair.
A selection of projects will be revealed at Design Miami in Basel in 2013 and the remaining projects will be revealed in Basel during the fair week in 2014. The exhibiting will be touring in Switzerland in different cities and followed by a Christie’s auction, benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Switzerland.