Established in 2010, STUDIO ISABELL GATZEN is international multi-disciplinary design studio based in Zürich, Switzerland. The focus lies on the intersection of objects, furniture and interior spaces.
Isabell Gatzen graduated in 2005 with a degree in Industrial Design from University of Art and Design Zürich. Her work has been exhibited internationally and she received awards and accolades.
After working with major global players in consumer electronics, such as Microsoft and HP, as well as sportswear brands like Burton and Adidas, both in Switzerland and the US, Gatzen established her own studio in Zurich in 2010.
Her work is based on deep appreciation of the user experience. From mass-produced consumer products to limited editions, she creates objects designed to last a lifetime. She aims to challenging conventions with new classics that combine simple, minimal designs with a poetic narrative.
Conceptualization, ideation and product invention.
Management of visual appearance and creative direction.
Interior design that reflects brand values and enhances the retail experience for customers and employees.
2018, Winner, Excellent Product Design, German Design Award
2015, Special Mention, German Design Award
2009, IDSA Bronze Award, Industrial Designers Society of America
April 2017, 20 YEARS SALONE SATELLITE, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan, Italy
November 2016, Light & Reflection|Group Exhibition, Kissthedesign Gallery, Lausanne, Switzerland
April 2015, Salone Satellite, Salone del Mobile, Milan, Italy
January 2015, artgenève, Genève, Switzerland
November 2014, Les EspAces du design, Design Days, Langenthal, Switzerland
September 2015, Designjunction, London, England
September 2014, Les EspAces du design, Renes, Switzerland
June 2014, one-off, Affaire 46, Zürich, Switzerland
March 2012, Sitzgelegenheiten, Depot Basel, Switzerland
June 2006, Exhibition European way(s) of life, Le Lieu Unique, Nantes ,France