Master of Arts in Design

Lead DesignerToni Egger
Prize(s)1st Place in Home Interior Products / Interior Furniture
Entry Description

This furniture was a cooperation with the last wood blending company of Switzerland, the Winkler AG. The old technique of blending massive wood with steam was invented by Michael Thonet in the 1830s.

My challenge was it to design a product using this fascinating traditional handicraft technique in an contemporary modern way. The result is a table that is produced by traditional craft and also modern CNC technique. A valuable, elegant and high functional furniture that satisfies the requirements of the post industrial society.

Material: massive walnut, brass, belt webbing
Dimensions: 235 / 85 / 73cm



2012-2014 Master of Arts in Design, Institut Integrative Design
University Basel / Switzerland.

2007-2010 Akademy of Arts and Crafts, Gut Rosenberg, Aachen / Germany

2010 advanced training to get the highest titel in handcrafts, „master joiner“ in Aachen / Germany

2004-2006 apprenticeship as cabinetmaker

2003 secondary school Wangen i.A.

Work experience

09.2012 - 04.2014 Teaching and superviseing at the modelbuilding studio of the Institut for Integrative Design, University for design and art, Basel / Switzerland.

07.2011 - 02.2012 working as designer at Joinery Martin Bereuter in Bregenzerwald / Austria.

2004-2006 apprenticeship as cabinetmaker with the EU- program „Leonardo Da Vinci“ in three different countries of Europe:
-Joinery Gasser Sarnthein, Südtirol, Italy
-Joinery Perfil Cortes de la Frontera, Spanien
-Joinery Egger Hergensweiler, Lindau am Bodensee, Germany

2003-2004 alternative civilian service in Argentina asistent of the teacher in a professional school educateing young craftsmen,
foundation for young indigen people, Santiago del Estero Argentina.