BIG-GAME: Everyday objects focuses on the Swiss design studio BIG-GAME and their industrial design ranging from cutlery and watches to lamps and furniture. Through stories, interviews, diagrams and photographs, the book sheds light not only on the works of the design collective, but also their design process as well as their significance to the Swiss design industry. The book has been edited by BIG-GAME in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts in Lausanne.
BIG-GAME is a Swiss design studio founded by three friends in 2004. This book presents their industrial design work on everyday objects. Through anecdotes, diagrams, and pictures made for the publication, the book gives an overview of fifteen years of practice and reveals the pleasure the designers take in creating items that become part of our everyday lives. From a wine bottle sold in supermarkets to a chair in the permanent collection of the MoMA, a set of cutlery for an airline to a timepiece for a Swiss watchmaker, a collaboration with Japanese potters to a piece of furniture sold at Ikea, the charming, humorous, and direct tone they use to explain their work is a fun way to express the industrial design process today.
Based on a series of informal interviews, the main text by famous design critic Anniina Koivu explains the design process within this modern-day design collective. The epilog by curator of mudac, Susanne Hilpert Stuber, casts a light on the relationship between BIG-GAME and today’s Swiss design industry, and puts it in an international context.