Alfred von Escher Biennale di Venezia

  • Posted: November 9, 2012 
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Friday of our “Meet the Designer week – Biennale di Venezia”. Today we present you Alfred von Escher, a swiss designer founder of studio427.

The project LEFTOVER by studio427, exhibiting at the Collateral Event of the Biennale di Venezia,  recycles crates and scaffoldings to make indoor and outdoor furniture. Every piece comes in a simple design, sudden change in colours and some imperfections that make them slightly different as if were tailor made. The pieces were selected to be exhibited at the 2012 Homeless Design Exhibition for this past Salone del Mobile in Brera, Milan.


Leftover by Alfred von Escher  – studio427
Alfred von Escher, born in Zurich, living in Sicily since years, opened studio427 in 2010. The preview of LEFTOVER project was unveiled in the TRL day about Made in Italy in July 2011 at Triennale Milano. In 2012 was presented on the occasion of Fuorisalone in Brera Design District and he also conceived the exhibition design in the Collateral Event A Better World at Biennale Architettura 2012, showing a polyvalent nature hosting a series of shows, lectures, and workshops on Design Architecture, Cinema, Botanic and more. Former Technical Director of the Migrosmuseum in Zurich, von Escher promotes the idea of the travelling carpentry with How to Recycle and Screenprinting Public workshops included.”

The furniture for the cafeteria at Serra dei Giardini is signed by studio427.

The studio organized one MOLESKINE Workshop SOMETHINGING at Serra dei Giardini during the collateral event “A Better World” of the 2012 Biennale di Architettura.


Meet the Designer Week – Biennale di Venezia

Monday: Antonio Serrano

Tuesday: Cristiano Mino

Wednesday: Ignacio Hornillos

Thursday: Beril Cicek

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