Florian Hauswirth

A recent interview with Ariana Pradal about the Industrial Craft Tableware Collection:

Florian Hauswirth (born in 1976) worked as a technical model maker and material researcher for Vitra, before studying Industrial Design at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) where he graduated in 2006. After working as an assistant at Barber Osgerby in London, he co-founded the design collective Postfossil in 2007. He works today as an independent designer in Biel (Switzerland) and teaches at different design universities. His work has been shown internationally and has received several awards. He runs a blog with two other members.

Short CV:

  • Dipl. Industrial Designer FH (final degree 2006, FHNW, CH)
  • Dipl. Technical Model Builder (diploma 1997)
  • Independent designer since 2008, projects for Carhartt, Vitra, Plattform 07, Scope Basel, Modarteurope, Manor, Helmrinderknecht, Affaire46, Stattmann Neue Moebel, Foundrycollection, Nodus, Tossa, Head Geneva, feelfelt, Feinfracht, Manumeta, Qwstion Invites
  • teaching workshops at Hslu Lucerne, Head Geneva, ZhdK Zurich, Uni Kassel, Bratislava Designweek
  • speech: Matrialvision Frankfurt, Bratislava Designweek, Beijing Designweek, Zhdk Zurich, Gewerbemuseum Winterthur, Bfh Wood technology Biel
  • Freelance at design studio BarberOsgerby in London 2007/08
  • Co-founder of the design collective Postfossil in 2007-2011
  • Internship at design studio Vogt+Weizenegger, Berlin, D 2004/2005
  • Co-founder and editor www.sachenmachen.ch
  • 2000–2006 Modelbuilder and material research at the development department of Vitra AG Birsfelden