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Rug, Three Foxes, 2020
Christoph Hefti
Rug, Three Foxes,
Christoph Hefti,

Rug, Three Foxes,
2020

Christoph Hefti
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Museum für Gestaltung Zürich
Ausstellungsstrasse 60
8031 Zurich
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Museum für Gestaltung Zürich
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8031 Zurich
  • Three Foxes Christoph Hefti Rug
  • Three Foxes Christoph Hefti Rug
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Through his hand-knotted rugs, Christoph Hefti (b. 1967) illustrates the close ties between contemporary design and traditional craftsmanship. Incorporating idiosyncratic motifs, each rug tells its own whimsical tale, refuting the myth of sober Swiss design.

After working in the fashion industry for many years in cooperation with Dries Van Noten, Lanvin, and Balenciaga, designer Christoph Hefti engaged with the new challenge of rug design. In 2014, together with a family business from Nepal—a key center for traditional hand-knotted carpets—he developed a prototype to experiment with various knotting techniques and thread types. The presentation of this design at Art Basel that year marked the start of Hefti’s collaboration with Maniera, the Belgian gallery that has sold his rugs ever since.
In 2020, a Swiss collector commissioned Hefti to design the Three Foxes rug, which fits easily into existing interiors thanks to its unconventional silhouette. Hefti’s sophisticated design superimposes three graceful foxes with fur rendered in sumptuous wool and silk against a backdrop of their natural woodland habitat. Nature’s adaptability and beauty are echoed in the rug’s design and outstanding aesthetics. (Sabina Tenti)

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www.maniera.be

www.schweizerkulturpreise.ch/awards/de/home/design/design-archiv/design-2009/design-gpd-2009/christoph-hefti.html

Museum für Gestaltung Zürich (Hg.), Wild Thing: Modeszene Schweiz, Zürich 2021, S. 82 f.

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Teppich, Three Foxes, 2020, Entwurf: Christoph Hefti
Abbildung: Jeroen Verrecht, Courtesy of Maniera und Christoph Hefti

Entwurfsskizze zum Teppich Three Foxes, 2020, Entwurf: Christoph Hefti
Abbildung: Christoph Hefti

Der Insect Teppich in Dries van Notens «The Little House» in Los Angeles, 2020, Entwurf: Christoph Hefti
Abbildung: Maniera und Christoph Hefti / Fotografie: Andrew Lee

Teppich, Fuggfurggle, 2016, Entwurf: Christoph Hefti
Abbildung: Museum für Gestaltung Zürich / ZHdK

Swiss Design Lounge im Museum für Gestaltung Zürich mit dem Teppich Hands Catching, 2017, Entwurf: Christoph Hefti
Abbildung: Museum für Gestaltung Zürich / ZHdK