VPTC, Volumes, Patterns, Textures & Colors, 2013/2016

Dimitri Bähler (1988*) lives and works in Biel, Switzerland. After his studies at ECAL (University of arts and design in Lausanne) and DAE (Design Academy Eindhoven), Dimitri Bähler opened his studio in 2014.

Dimitri Bähler has been a finalist of Design Parade in 2013 in Hyères, twice nominee for the Swiss Design Awards (2014 and 2015), and awarded with the Grand Prize Interieur Biennale (2016). Dimitri Bähler has participated in different residencies around the globe including EKWC, European centre for ceramic, NL, Hors Pistes Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Ishinomaki Laboratory, Japan and directed different workshops like Boisbuchet “Rethink the Modular” 2015, Villa Noailles 2015 and ISDAT Toulouse 2016.

His work has been described as spontaneous, understated, radical, yet poetic and always underpinned by an extensive applied research. From mass produced objects for international brands to unique pieces and installations, Dimitri Bähler continuously plays between the hand-made and the industrial to sharpen the perception of materiality, form and usefulness.

Works including ‘Mass Mirror Tray’ are part of the MUDAC Lausanne permanent collection.