VOLET / Designer
Dimitri Bähler is a Swiss designer who lives and works in Biel, Switzerland. After graduating from ECAL (2010) and the Design Academy Eindhoven, he opened his own studio in 2014. Bähler has been nominated twice for the Swiss Design Awards (2014 and 2015) and has undertaken several design residencies around the world, including at the EKWC (European Centre for Ceramics) in the Netherlands and at the Ishinomaki Laboratory in Japan. His work is directed by his own sensitivity to the power of objects, and can often appear spontaneous, yet is underpinned by vigorous research. From one-off pieces to industrially produced designs, Bähler enjoys bringing a sense of naivety and fearlessness to projects. For HAY, he has designed the Volet Hook and Factor Linear Suspension Lamp.