PARADOX ZURICH PROJECTS and DESIGN-PARTNERS
Zurich, 2011 - 2014
Design-Partners (or DP) is the company MM and I set up in Zurich in 2012. It presented furniture from Wolfgang Burjack and design objects from ourselves and around 20 other designers, mostly local. It was the base too for MM's graphic design service and my own murals and decoration thing. The company and services still function through the DP website. We look forward to opening again somewhere, sometime, depending on circumstances.
We had used the location previously in 2011 for the alternative gallery & off-space Paradox Zurich Projects. The slideshow below charts the development from off-space to design studio, beginning with the renovation of the dilapidated former grocers shop. At the culmination of our three years tenancy (and where this slideshow ends) DP made way for a last make-over, the installation Chapel of the Loving Atheist. They were an eventful three years, covering most of my time in Zurich. Due to my inability to leave a thing alone, it was constantly evolving.