Algemeine Entwurfsanstalt with Trix and Robert Haussmann
Furniture for Röthlisberger Kollektion
Peter Röthlisberger, Alfred Hablützel, Trix and Robert Haussmann
Niggli Verlag, Zurich, 2011
The cooperation of Trix and Robert Haussmann with the Röthlisberger carpenters, which started in 1979, yielded numerous successful experiments in artistic and handcrafted furniture. These exclusive designs are not comparable to normal household furniture from the retail store; which is why they were sold under the name /objects/ in the Haussmanns‘ manierismo critico at first, as a limited edition of 15 pieces each. Truncated column, column cabinet, wall dresser and bridge desk – all pieces were manufactured with an olive ash grain and a color coating. The design objects were higly sophisticated in the planning of each detail as well as their realization and required a high level of innovation, new techniques and technical expertise. The close collaboration and good relation between manufacturer and designers were what constituted the special appeal of the finished products.
This publication presents the furniture that was developed in Trix and Robert Hausmann‘s „Allgemeine Entwurfsanstalt“ for the Röthlisberger Collection.