Design Switzerland is initiated by Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council.

Bertille Laguet: designer and blacksmith

«Designflex» Bertille Laguet

Bertille Laguet is part of the selected designers for the Design Switzerland exhibition during Milano Fuorisalone 2019.

9-14 April 2019

Design Switzerland exhbition
Teatro Litta (Palazzo Litta)
Within the frame of the Litta Variations / Opus 5
Corso Magenta 24
20121 Milano

Inventing new forms and mastering traditional techniques

Bertille Laguet is fascinated by foundry techniques. Her ongoing research, awarded by a Swiss Design Award in 2017, focuses on inventing new forms and mastering traditional know-how. In her own words, she is interested in our gestural and material heritage.

At Milano Fuorisalone 2019, the designer will present a first series of metallic structured coffee tables,  «Juratuf», that illustrate her latest research, «Designflex©», an innovative material resulting in light and flexible sheets of real stone. Combining layers of cotton fiber, acetate and real stone, «Designflex©» offers a strong texture and interesting tactility, while remaining light and flexible.


Bertille Laguet is a designer graduated from ECAL, and she is also a blacksmith. You can find her at «La Forge» in Chexbres a village in the vineyard along the lake Geneva in Switzerland. She was awarded in 2018 by a cultural grant from the Leenaards foundation and received the 2nd prize of «Relève des Métiers d’Art» in February 2019.