We recently moved into a new atelier in the Zurich Seefeld Quartier. The building formerly served as the headquarters of the Swiss Electrotechnical Association. Today it is home to renowned artists and designers.
The iF DESIGN AWARD is among the most prestigious and largest design competitions in the world. Since 1953, designers, manufacturers and users have looked to iF as a sign of good design.
We are happy to announce that our design for the SmarTrike SkiScooter Z7 has won a Red Dot Design Award 2016. Red Dot is an internationally recognized competition that appraises the best products of the year.
Due to its previous success the «SaphirKeramik Project» was again shown at Designers' Saturday 2016 in Switzerland. The scenography by Sven Adolph displays the design concepts floating in a pool of dried ceramic mass, drawing attention to the inherent beauty of the material.
T1 and T3 scooter by SmarTrike now available
Laufen was present at the London Design Festival. In partnership with Design Prize Switzerland, Laufen hosted the SaphirKeramik project - featuring new creative solutions from Swiss design students tutored by Sven Adolph.
Our innovative Graphical-User-Interface design for Swiss company Kistler was honored with a Design-Patent by the US-Patent office.
Zurich Gallery Roehrs & Boetsch is currently hosting a Solo Show by OS and OOS, a promising young design duo from the Netherlands, whose work is venturing at the intersection between Art and Design. On the occasion of the opening, Sven Adolph together with the journalist Susanna Köberle (Atrium/Ideales Heim) co-hosted an ‘Exhibition Tour’, discussing the artworks with the artists, the gallerists and the audience.
Students of the Academy of Art and Design in Basel created concepts in SaphirKeramik, a new Material by Laufen Bathrooms. The project was initiated and tutored by Sven Adolph.
An international panel of experts, among them Konstantin Grcic (Munich), Toan Nguyen (Milan) and Marc Viardot (Laufen Bathrooms AG) awarded a Design Prize. From 16 March through the End of Mai 2016, a public exhibition is being held at Laufen Forum, the company’s showroom (→PDF).
For Hong Kong based Smartrike we helped create a line of Kid's scooters, which will be introduced into the marketplace shortly.
Momentum started more than fifteen years ago in Zurich. Recently, Sven Adolph acquired Swiss citizenship. Momentum is now 100% Swiss design.
Under the tutelage of Sven Adolph, students from HGK Basel have conceived new designs for Electronics company PUNKT. The concepts were evaluated by an international jury, comprised go Petter Neby (CEO Punkt), Jasper Morrison, John Tree (Jasper Morrison office) and Jovan Jevalovic (Creative Director Belgrade Design Week). The winning project, a mini-projector, might go into production.
We developed a new design language for measuring equipment, which is used in laboratories and in research and development. We conceived new housing designs for the electronic components, as well as a complete Graphical User Interface design. The products were launched at Fakuma fair in Friedrichshafen, Germany, in October 2014.
First in a series of events at Gewerbehaus NOERD, where our offices are located. All companies in the building introduced themselves to the public with a short presentation followed by networking and drinks. Of course, we were part of it.
Our first design for French manufacturer Ligne Roset was introduced at the International Furniture Fair Cologne and at Maison & Objet in Paris.
Three of Sven Adolph's students at HGK Basel won prizes at the Lista Office Design Award 2012. The competition is organized every two years by the Swiss office furniture maker Lista. Congratulations to Tiziana Vögtli, Marco Giarrana and Moritz Reich!
The tenants of Gewerbehaus NOERD celebrated an Open House day. All offices were open to the public, food and drink was provided, Freitag had a bag-sale and in the evening we had a live-band playing on the rooftop terrace. It was fun.
Sven Adolph presented his work and spoke about his experiences in design to students at his old Alma Mater, Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfiel Hills, Michigan USA.
Our LED light produced by Italian manufacturer Nemo/Cassina was introduced to a professional audience and the press at the International Furniture Fair in Milan.
In it's December issue, the German packaging magazine 'Creativ Verpacken' poses the question, whether Christmas can be seen as a celebration of brands, to personalities within the international design community. Read here what Sven Adolph says.
Momentum Design's Media Player is featured in the exhibition 'Everything Design' at Museum für Gestaltung Zurich, the Swiss Design Museum. The show runs until 19 July 2009.
The Lucesco Sven LED lamp was awarded the "Lights of-the Future" prize 2008, an European design competition by Messe Frankfurt, in cooperation with the German Design Council and the European Commission. The prize ceremony was held during the international Light+Building fair. A special exhibition of the award winning products was on display.
Momentum took part in Designmeile 2007, an event where local designers open their doors to the public. We showcased our latest designs at Elastique, a very cool store for mid-century design and funky collectors items.
The Lucesco Sven lamp by Momentum Design is featured in the Wall Street Journal. In an article titled 'Giving Lamps a Green Light', Ying Wu reports about the latest lighting products and the advantages of using LEDs as a light source.
The Museum of Design Zurich has acquired Momentum´s Media Player design for its permanent collection. The Museum selects items by famous designers as well as anonymous everyday objects. Designs and archive documents from major manufacturing firms complete the collection.