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Hélène Binet Captures a Hidden Architectural Gem in Cyprus: The Swiss photographer explores the untouched family home of modernist designer Neoptolemos Michaelides

Hélène Binet Captures a Hidden Architectural Gem in Cyprus

The modernist work of the late Cypriot architect Neoptolemos Michaelides fuses Brutalism, ancient architecture and the leisure of Mediterranean living. Michaelides studied under great architects like Gio Ponti and Bruno Zevi in the 1940s, but his……

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MB&F Horological Machine No. 6: Space Pirate: Our preview of the dazzling new timepiece from the experimental Swiss watchmaker that takes design to galactic heights

MB&F Horological Machine No. 6: Space Pirate


Max Büsser, the man behind some of the most unusual timepieces in the world, says that “no one needs a watch to tell time.” Instead, he thinks about the watches his company MB&F (Maximilian Büsser and…

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Are Swiss watchmakers really f*cked?

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So the iWatch is here, or Watch, as they call it. Honestly I’ve been a bit disappointed as I was expecting a real game-changer. Jony Ive was quoted saying that “Swiss watchmakers were f*cked”, so I did think that he had something amazing to show.

Don’t take me wrong though, as for every Apple product, the design is good, the technology seems to kick ass, and the marketing and the launch went quite good too. However, with this watch Apple is entering a new and entirely different market. In the computer, phones or tablets markets, Apple products are considered as “high end”, and if you extend a little, as “luxury” products. The watch market has been established for very long, and in that world Swiss watches are synonymous with luxury.

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On the other end, electronic watches are usually considered as a kid or geek watch. So Apple might occupy the top spot of the higher end of this market, but I highly doubt it will take the Swiss watches spot.

In short, I simply think that the Watch will do great, but I don’t think it will really hurt most Swiss watch makers. What do you think?

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For our Swiss readers: 3D printing at the Contraste Gallery

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If you are in Switzerland and not too far from the city of Fribourg, you may be interested in joining us on September 6, 2014.

The Contraste Gallery, in which I contribute actively, will be hosting Fribourg’s Fablab to demonstrate how 3D printing works and answer any question you may have on the topic.

Some demo prints will be launched at 11:00, 14:00 and 16:00. Other 3D printing experts will also be there, like Dominique Vienne de GloomySpark.com and Gévard Clavien of Repsody.com.

If you plan to come, just use the following plan to find directions. You can also help to promote the even on Facebook or Google+!

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Miansai Swiss Movement Men’s Watches: The Miami-based accessories brand launches a timepiece line featuring Ronda movements

Miansai Swiss Movement Men's Watches


In addition to furthering their beautiful core watch designs, today, Miami-based accessories brand Miansai has upgraded their insides with a Swiss-made Ronda quartz movement. This latest line, the M12 Swiss,…

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Götti Frames’s Subtle Refinement: A closer look at the Swiss brand’s inconspicuous innovations, such as their clever folding technology

Götti Frames's Subtle Refinement


Since 1998, Zurich-based optician-turned-designer Sven Götti has been dreaming up shapes and concepts (releasing about 40 new models each year) that tickle his fancy. At first glance, götti Switzerland frames look pretty conventional with clean lines…

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Charged: HYT Watches: Fluid mechanics meets haute horlogerie in the Swiss company’s innovative architectural masterpieces

Charged: HYT Watches


It was 2012 when Swiss watchmaker HYT (short for Hydro Technology) shocked the industry with its H1 wristwatch, but the initial design for the first watch to indicate time with liquid began almost a decade…

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Famous film posters designed with Swiss style

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An amusing project created out of love for Swiss style design. The main idea behind the site is that Swiss style can be applied to anything, even movie posters. The results are uneven, with some cool posters and some not so good ones, but overall it was a good idea to create a site for that.

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Swiss Style movie posters are marvellously minimal

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Freitag R521 Coolidge: The Swiss brand’s latest design, based on the classic mountaineering rucksack

Freitag R521 Coolidge


Durability, function, style and sustainability are not mutually exclusive as Zurich-based bag-maker Freitag continues to prove. The brand’s latest offering, the R521 Coolidge, is a continuation of that tradition; this rugged commuting and travel bag…

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