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Smartest Swiss Design

Swiss industrial designer Kevin Seitz has launched his inaugural collection, partnering with master makers from the cantons of Appenzell and Sankt Gallen to breathe life into his modernist-tinged creations. A standout piece is the versatile Stabellenbank (or stable bench) a modern take on an Alpine classic, frequently found in homes, farms and pubs across Switzerland. It is held together by four shapely hand-turned legs and strong joinery (no glue or nails here) and is made from solid European ash. “I sought to create an interpretation of this seating that highlighted its traditional construction,” says Seitz.

—Monocle Magazine
Issue 123, Volume 13, p.113-129

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Monocle Magazine: 2019 Best in Class Global

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