The design fair blickfang opened its doors in Basel for the 7th time and is open to public from April 29 until May 1 2016.
We took a look around and have seen some wonderful furniture, fashion and design objects, designed by people from Switzerland and all around the world with a passion for unique designs.
160 designers present their collections in Basel according to the motto talk, touch and try.
Here are some impressions from our visit today and during the next few weeks we will present beautiful conscious fashion by the swiss brand jungle folk, a unique vase by the dutch label studio lorier and unique pieces of fair clothing by the swiss brand backyard.
walnut wood table by doggweiler Möbelkultur
Doggweiler Möbelkultur is a Swiss label based in Rheinfelden that creates simple but outstanding pieces, handcrafted in Rheinfelden by the designer himself, mostly from solid wood.
plate with flower by Estelle Gassmann
Estelle Gassmann creates beautiful pieces of art by combining things that usually don't belong together, like dry flowers and wastepaper or porcelain and plastic, which we think is a fantastic and very creative idea.
She designs serial products like bedsheets but also one of a kinds, objects to look at but also to use.
wall hangers klybeck
Klybeck, a Swiss brand by designer and carpenter Baptiste Ducommun, creates elegant furniture that is functional but also an eye-catcher.
The furniture is produced in Basel from carefully selected woods and we love the simple but very modern and natural designs.
wooden vases and candleholders by kommod
Kommod, a german brand from Munich, designs simple and minimalist furniture, mostly from wood and objects that have to be functional but still very nice to look at.
All products are handcrafted in Germany.
At this years blickfang there are also three special exhibitions, the Gentlemen's Essentials, Dutch Design that brings young Dutch designers to Basel and blickfang Vélo, organised by Jeroen von Rooijen, presenting different bicycle brands from Duckcycle which restores old bikes until Obst und Gemüse which designs extraordinary bikes upon individual customer's wishes.