Designed in 2002, the lounger has kept its innate expressive power.
Cars, spaceships, captain’s command chairs at the control panel, a host of references to fantasy boyhood worlds, and emotional triggers to the memories of games played there. A wraparound shell, which comforts and protects, a place to relax, rest your head, cut yourself off from the outside world. 10 years on Take a Line For a Walk Armchair finds itself upholstered with a zip running the length of its profile, dividing the external from the internal. On the outside it is all precise, orderly geometry; inside, it is softness, bright colours and exuberantly feminine.
Argentinian born Alfredo Häberli (1964) is an internationally established designer based in Zurich. The very productive designer is working for some of the leading companies of the international design industry such as BMW, Georg Jensen, Kvadrat, Moroso and Vitra. He manages to unite tradition with innovation, joy and energy in his designs. His work is strongly influenced by his early childhood in Argentina as well as his curiousness and studies in everyday life. The results are works with a strong expression and emotionality.
Alfredo Häberli’s work and designs have been shown in numerous exhibitions throughout Europe and he been awarded many times during his extensive career. In 2014 Alfredo Häberli received the prestigious Swiss Grand Prix of Design from the Swiss Federal Office of Culture. The most extensive project to date, the 25hours Hotel Zurich West, was inaugurated in November 2012. He was responsible for the overall interior decoration and designed more than 60 products for the hotel.