"Relève des métiers d'Art" - Craftsman AWARD 2019 / Switzerland

For the first year the Swiss Association of Arts and Crafts (ASMA, Association des Métiers d'Arts), created those awards to honor and reward art craftsmen in Switzerland who are distinguished for their excellence. I am proud to receive the second price which encourages the next generation.
Thanks to my blacksmith Master : Philippe Naegele.

See the video here :
Deuxième prix Relève Métiers d’art Bertille Laguet, ferronnière d’art à Chexbres

Credits : Bertrand Rey

AWARD 2018 / Switzerland

The Leenaards Foundation, a renowned swiss institution in the cultural field, promotes creative and artistic dynamics by supporting artists in the way of recognition.
It is with great honor that I received the 2018 Cultural grant from the Leenaards Foundation:
"Bertille Laguet has always wanted to experiment and put to the test the world of metal, a noble but difficult to tame material. Her incredible massive cast iron radiator, with which she graduated, clearly indicates the future direction of her work: to invent new forms knowing perfectly master the traditional techniques. This excellence grant will enable her, as she says so well, to maintain and renew the qualities of our gestural and material heritage."


2018 / Switzerland

"In response to the second call for projects that took place in spring 2018, the 78 applications submitted covered an extremely broad spectrum, encompassing fashion and furniture creation along with industrial and product design. Adrien Rovero, industrial designer and member of the jury, emphasized the recurring theme of sustainable development and international scope running through the majority of the project submissions.
The jury selected 16 projects, each of which receives tailored support according to its needs from the concept phase through prototype development and production to distribution. Such targeted support strengthens the connection between creation and commercialization that is key for young designers looking to establish themselves as a name in the market from the outset of their business activities."
A new project was supported and it will be developed soon !

2018 / France

Cofreco launch the new gate "Polina Collection" make an interview about our first collaboration in their 2018 catalog. Stay tunned for the next ones !

10.2017 - 02.2018 / Mexico City

"B&M" cast iron radiator is part of the exhibition "100years of Swiss Design" at the Museo de Arte Moderno of Mexico City nominated as the capital of design in 2018.

10.2017 / Mexico City

"B&M" cast iron radiator is part of the exhibition "Inedito"at the Museo Tamayo de Arte Contemporeano of Mexico City during the Mexico Design Week.

06.2017 / Basel

"Laguet's focus on one material and one method of production (grey cast iron) is compelling to the Federal Design Commission and its experts. Her deft exploration of the technique has resulted in two groups of products : a radiator with a timely formal language and two objects for a design gallery."
I am proud and very honored to have received a Swiss Design Award for my foundry work. Thank you to all those who supported me in my work.

15-18.06 2017 / Basel

Cassus will be back in Switzerland soon !
The gallery Chamber NYC, where the aluminium bench were previously exhibited, has a booth at the Art Basel fair and will present this unique piece for the first time in Europe.

13-18.06 2017 / Basel

Nominee for Swiss Design Awards, category Design Product. The B&M radiator and other projects will be exhibited during Art Basel 2107.
Opening : 12 June, 7-10pm / Award Ceremony : 13 June, 6-10pm

01.06 - 31.07.2017 / Lausanne

For the Face/Surface exhibition, the Mobilab gallery has gathered the works of designers, glassmaker and photographers based in Switzerland. I will present "Kuro", duo of cast aluminum black mirrors, entirely made by hand and edited by Mobilab.
Opening : 1 June, 4:30-7:00 pm.

03.2017 / New York

Discover a new cast iron collection, for the gallery Chamber NYC, curating by Matylda Krzykowski.

17.02.2017 / Basel

“A club is any kind of group that has members who meet for a social, literary, or political purpose and unite or combine resources, efforts etc. for their common purpose.”
As "club" is the theme of 2017 for them, DEPOT BASEL will organise with Omnigroup a Club Night. I will propose a culinarily ceremony around the bread to engage a conversation. Other guests : Damian Fopp and Sebastian Marbacher, Tobias Gutmann and Diana Pfammatter.

16-20.01.2017 / Geneva

SIHH 2017 : Vacheron Constantin presents the next step of the "Chronogram project".
Explore their archives through a new design and latest technology of the virtual reality masks.

24-28.10.2016 / Lausanne

Production Week at the studio : a new wool product for the foundation "Laines d'Ici".
Pure handcrafted swiss wool.

10.2016 / Vienna

Our lollies from "Sweet Experimental Factory" are inside !
Since 2007, VIENNA DESIGN WEEK mission is to promote international and Austrian Design in Vienna and make it visible. Not only for expert groups, designers, but for all design and Vienna interested.
With a selective retrospective of 10 years Festival Culture of VIENNA DESIGN WEEK a design book will be presented, which traces the diverse developments in design during these years and puts them in the context of the current design discourse. The most innovative and best performing projects will be presented and described in detail.

21.09.2016-16.01.2017 / New York

The "Sweet Experimental Factory" will be exhibited at the Austrian Cultural Forum New York to celebrate the "10 Years of Vienna Design Week featuring the City". In 2013, this surprising lollipop production was a Passionwege project we made for the renowned Lobmeyr crystal glass-making factory.

13-15.05 2016 / New York

Vacheron Constantin (luxury watches) presents the "Chronogram project" : a very new experience to discover their archives using 'WATCH', a virtual reality mask. Try it in New York.

01-07.04 2016 / Corseaux

I worked as a set designer for the short film "Tonnerre de Brecht" realized by Nicolas Rohrer and produced by DreamPixies. Supervised by Mathieu Rohrer, chief decorator.

18-22.01 2016 / Geneva

Vacheron Constantin presents the "Chronogram project" : a very new experience about their archives using 'WATCH', a virtual reality mask. Private presentations only.

16.11.2015 / Volketswil

Gris Fonte exhibits the radiator B&M at Bauarena.

17.09.2015 / Geneva

260th anniversary of Vacheron Constantin, presentation of Chronogram project about archive and Oculus. "Watch" will be presented for the first time, in collaboration with EPFL + ECAL Lab. Private presentations only.

17.06.2015 / Basel

Design Day Basel invites me for a lecture about GrisFonte : how to build a Startup when you are young designer ?

30.06 - 31.11 / Rothrist

Gris Fonte exhibits the radiator B&M at Stilhaus in Rothrist.

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