Seitz builds upon the traditions that precede us—upholding modernist principles with tactile simplicity. Through honest materials and distinct techniques, we can transform our perception of everyday objects.
The Seitz name is no stranger to craft inside the municipality of Berneck, Switzerland—dating back to 1795. This small, yet industrious town has been home to artisans for hundreds of years—most notably for its ceramics. The Seitz family were one of many early craftsmen whose work influenced the region’s handicrafts industry.
Today, this tradition continues with designers Kevin Seitz and Rob van Wyen—through the preservation and modern interpretation of local Swiss techniques. The pair present their inaugural collection—driven by the past, refined for today. Along with their lineage of Swiss makers, the studio seeks to revitalize art forms that are quickly fading away.
Each piece was born out of a necessity.
This is the starting place when approaching any new design—inspired by the bygone techniques of our ancestors, paired with modern silhouettes to create liminal objects for everyday living.
Accolades Espaces Contemporains, Best in Swiss Design, 2019 Monocle Magazine, Best in Class—Global, 2019 Dezeen Award Nomination, Homeware Design, 2019 ICFF Constellation Award Nomination, Seating, 2019
Studio Seitz only rolled out its inaugural collection at this year's ICFF, but the legacy behind it dates back centuries.