On Saturday I was invited to explore Blickfang Design Fair here in Zurich with some other fellow bloggers. After a beautiful and delicious breakfast at Tibits, we were taken on a guided tour around the exhibition and got to meet great designers and creators of beautiful things. Here are five highlights I want to share with you:
Conscious Clothing by Jungle Folk
Jungle Folk, a conscious label from Zurich, has been on my radar for quite a while and I was happy to meet Pauline, the mastermind behind these beautifully designed clothes at Blickfang. The current Jungle Folk collection, DRIFT is a minimalist capsule collection, inspired by icebergs, the movement of water and the artist Alexander Calder. Also, their knits are made of the softest wool you can imagine. #want
Minimalist Jewellery by Baiushki
I fell in love with the minimalist pieces of Baiushki, a jewellery label from Zurich, over Instagram and it was a delight to see them in real life. Their designs are impeccable, and I love the overall minimalist vibe of the brand. I heard wear any pieces apart from necklaces or bracelets, but there are a few items by Baiushki I’d love to call my own. These Moon earrings or the Rainbow necklace, for example.
Fantastic Objects by Ontwerpduo
“Impossible things before breakfast” is the motto of Ontwerpduo, who had one of the most beautiful booths of the whole Blickfang. They create different design objects from bowls to carpets or vases. And, there is always a twist. Like with these presentation platters, that can be used to store stuff, while also functioning as a plate to present anything you want to keep inside the container.
Nule’s carpets from a tiny village on Sardinia
A surprise at this years Blickfang in Zürich was NULE, a Swiss label selling beautiful carpets made in a remote and tiny village in the middle of Sardinia. The women of the community have been producing these rugs for hundreds of years. The patterns and colours can easily keep up with those we know and love about carpets from Maroc or Mexico. So, I think it is quite a blessing that Laura Grümann, the founder of NULE, sets out to make these products available to us.
Artsy Towels by Frottee Di Mare
Damn me, we visited the booth of Frottee di Mare towards the end of our tour, and while listening intently to the story of the brand, I did not manage to take one decent picture of their booth or products. The label from Zurich turns abstract drawings by Nina Hebting into colourful towels. Her designs are woven directly into the fabric – instead of just printed – so there are always two sides to each towel, mixing things up a bit.