Blausee table/bench is a unique piece inspired from the rituals of my grandfather’s walks through forests searching for stones that he would slowly and patiently collect for the sole purpose of building his cabin. As a child I often accompanied him on his walks through forests and abandoned stone quarries. Today those moments are an invaluable memory and represent my idea of luxury.
Blausee is a low table/bench made from a special limestone found in the Swiss Alps. This limestone is particular due to its range in color going from red to blue. Some semi finished elements, found on the stone quarry site, were the initial source of this project which represents a dialogue between natural shapes and designed ones. In the manner of a readymade, the platter is simply placed of four circular legs. This piece of furniture can be used as a low table or bench for the interior
Dimensions: 180 × 58 × 35 cm
Following his studies at ECAL and Design Academy Eidhoven, Dimtri Bähler founded his studio in Biel, Switzerland in 2014.
Finalist at Design Parade in Hyères in 2013 and nominated twice for Swiss Design Awards (2014 & 2015), Dimitri has also participated in a multitude of residencies across the globe most notably at EKWC, the European Center for Ceramics (Holland), Hors Pistes Ouaga (Burkina Faso), Ishinomaki Laboratory (Japan) in addition to conducting a number of workshops (Boisbuchet, USM, ISDAT Toulouse)
His clients today are Swiss and international brands such as HAY (Denmark), USM (Switzerland), Dadadum (Switzerland), Hors Pistes (France), Marlo & Isaure (Tunisia) or galleries such as NOV Gallery (Switzerland).
His experience ranges from the industrially manufactured object to the unique piece, while touching on installations, Dimitri’s work will always display a particular sensibility related to the design, development and the function of an object.
Thanks to his particular attachment to materials, their transformation, and the craftsmanship to produce a piece, Dimitri is often involved in the actual realization of his work.