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


PLANISPHERE - «ON», Kunstmuseum Basel (c) Monir Salihi

«Interactive Replicas» at VIENNA DESIGN WEEK

«Interactive Replicas» has been selected among the 9 projects to be presented at the Design Switzerland exhibition, organised by Pro Helvetia in cooperation with Design Prize Switzerland, during the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK 2020, from 25 September until 4 October.
In addition to the exhibition, the designers will benefit from a targeted matchmaking programme and network with potential business partners.

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PLANISPHERE is a network agency for creative production and strategic consulting.

Founded in 2012 by Kevin Rodriguez & Jannik Roth the Basel-based agency has established a distinctive network with nodes to Barcelona, Berlin, London, Paris and Zürich. Together with singular talents and international professionals. PLANISPHERE conceptualizes and realizes visionary projects for clients, who want to actively shape their future. Beyond their service based work, PLANISPHERE takes an influential role in the fields of design, fashion, film, music, performance, subculture, technology and urbanism through self-initiated, multi-disciplinary projects. By constantly researching and questioning the status quo of the cultural context and by initiating debates around the topic of dematerialization through digital progression PLANISPHERE focuses its work on activating unknown territories through creative thinking and process design.

With ON, PLANISPHERE designed not just a visionary event for KUNSTMUSEUM BASEL, but rather a gesamtkunstwerk in the synthesis of music, contemporary art and design. The bespoke format in the form of a hybrid happening at the NEUBAU of the museum, made all brand values tangible: comprising the creation of a hyperrealistic object by David Rudnick, a visual identity that lifted the typography of the museums most iconic work – Der Leichnam Christi im Grabe (The Body of the Dead Christ in the Tomb) by Hans Holbein, plus a unique logo design, conceived around the architectural framework of Christ and Gantenbeins NEUBAU building itself and last but not least the selection of the artists on show. Through this complex transfer of the immaterial assets of the museum into various physical and immaterial elements, ON had a great external impact and also unfolded transformative potential to the inside already in the conception phase through its collaborative and digitization driven approach.
In this context, ON as both an artistic as well as a strategic intervention was just the starting point for the implementation of a long-term concept to further develop and open the institution.


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