Arno Mathies

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Master Espace et Communication

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Arno Mathies is a Swiss born designer based in Geneva, Switzerland. Arno’s work is informed by the potential output of production processes and material properties. He intends to question the function of an object by exploring the limits of form, use and perception. After completing his Masters at the Royal College of Art in Design Products, Arno met Max Frommeld and in 2012 they established their design studio, Max Frommeld & Arno Mathies, currently based in London and Geneva. Their shared interest in functional design and folding technologies led to a series of creative collaborations. In the last four years they have worked on several self-initiated projects and collaborated with commercial clients from the automotive industry and the rental construction industry, to develop and produce a series of ‘flat pack’ design accessories that utilise plastic hinging technology. 
Two of their self-initiated projects, Folding Boat and Folding Sled, were nominated for the Federal Swiss Design Awards;Folding Boat in 2013 and Folding Sled in 2014. Folding Boat was shortlisted as product of the year, 2011, by It’s Nice That, shortlisted as best life enhancing product, 2012, by Wallpaper* Magazine and was nominated by Conde Nast for innovation design awards 2012. Folding Sled, recently received two prices, the special price of the Jury and the Eyes on Talent, from the Design Parade 10 at the Villa Noailles.  They are currently working on a new series of projects. In parallel to their studio practice and since 2015, Arno is Head of the MA Spaces and Communication at la HEAD—Genève, a course he runs with the precious support of Alexandra Midal and Rosario Hurtado. 

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