Robert Haussmann (born October 23, 1931 in Zurich ; † September 21, 2021 there ) was a Swiss architect , furniture designer , interior designer , designer and university professor . He was married to Trix Haussmann-Högl , together they were known as Robert & Trix Haussmann .
From 1948 Robert Haussmann was a student of the Bauhaus lecturer Johannes Itten at the Zurich School of Applied Arts . After his military service he studied at the Kunstnijverheidschool in Amsterdam (today's Gerrit Rietveld Academie ) with Gerrit Rietveld and the Bauhausler Johan Niegemann. In 1951, Haussmann graduated as an interior designer in Zurich and also attended lectures by the architecture theorist Siegfried Giedion . The meeting with the Dada artist Hans Arp was also formative .
After his studies, Haussmann worked as an assistant at the Kunstgewerbemuseum in Zurich and at an Eternitwerk , where he designed exhibition architecture and worked as an editor. From 1953 he and his brother Peter managed his father's interior design business under the name Haussmann & Haussmann.
In 1955 Robert Haussmann joined the Swiss Werkbund SWB .
After his marriage in 1967 to the architect Trix Högl , they founded their own office together, later under the name of “General Design Institute”. Since then, they have worked together with drafting work, industrial design and construction contracts.
1981 Start of collaboration with graphic designer and photographer Alfred Hablützel to develop new concepts for home textiles with mannerist and illusionist design elements.
Robert and Trix Haussmann became members of the Association of Swiss Architects BSA in 1982 .
From 1972 to 1978 Robert Haussmann taught interior architecture and product design at the Zurich School of Applied Arts . From 1978 to 1980 he was visiting lecturer for architectural design at the ETH Zurich and from the 1986 summer semester professor for interior design (successor Herta-Maria Witzemann ) at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart (until 1998).
He had a son with his wife Trix, and Trix had two children from his first marriage.
From 1966 the couple worked under the common name Robert & Trix Haussmann and as the company Die Allgemeine Designanstalt in Zurich.
The General Design Institute
During the joint creative years, furniture designs for various international companies and major renovations were created, including:
- Horgen Glarus, side table
- Walter Knoll, R. + T. Haussmann armchair Haussmann 310
- Röthlisberger, collection
- Wogg Designer T + R Haussmann various products sideboard STRIPE
The most important architectural and interior fittings:
- 1965, Kronenhallebar in Zurich
- 1970, the premises of the Maeght Gallery, now the Musée Visionnaire
- 1977 to 1984 didactic pieces "Disruption of form by function"
- 1977 Lanvin Boutique Zurich
- 1978 to 1983 Galleria shopping arcade in Hamburg
- 1987 to 1991 Bahnhofspassage Zürich
- Honorary member of the swiss design association sda
- Association of German Architects honorary membership
- Federal Office of Culture: Grand Prix Design 2013 with Trix Haussmann
- 1958 Kunstgewerbemuseum Zurich “new metal furniture”, exhibition with Hans Eichenberger and Kurt Thut.
- 1975 Exhibition "Sièges poèmes" in Montreal and Quebec, participation in projects from 1967 and 1970.
- 1977 Biennale of Swiss Art in the Kunstmuseum Winterthur «Current - Past», contribution furniture as architectural quotation
- 1977 "Bauhaus" exhibition at the Alchymia designer group in Milan, participation
- 2002 Museum für Gestaltung Zürich: Trix + Robert Haussmann An alphabetical walk, accessed on February 8, 2014
- Exhibition “The log-O-rithmic slide rule” until April 29, 2012 in the Schauraum Studiolo, Zurich, accessed on February 8, 2014
- 2013 Fri Art Kunsthalle Friborg: Trix & Robert Haussmann «Collektion Röthlisberger & Miroirs - Spiegel», accessed on May 14, 2014
- Literature by and about Robert Haussmann in the catalog of the German National Library
- Haussmann, Robert, collaboration: How much space do people need? Weissenhof Institute Stuttgart, Munich Aries-Verl. 1996, ISBN 3-920041-64-X
- Röthlisberger, Peter, Hablützel, Alfred: The general design institute with Trix and Robert Haussmann , Sulgen; Zurich: Niggli 2011, ISBN 978-3-7212-0817-7
- Robert and Trix Haussmann: 30 years of Teo Jakob , catalog for the exhibition from 23 Oct. – 21. Nov. 1987, publisher Jakob, Bern; Geneva 1987
- Robert and Trix H: About our work. In: Werk, Bauen + Wohnen. No. 39. 1981, 29-37
- Ulrike Jehle-Schulte: Staging a passage. In: Werk, Bauen + Wohnen. No. 12. Munich Dec. 1983, pp. 9-13.
- Fredi Fischli, et al .: Trix + Robert Haussmann , Studiolo / Edition Patrick Frey, Zurich, 2nd edition 2014. ISBN 978-3-905929-27-0
- Der Spiegel 3/1982: Article eye trick trick , appreciation of Haussmann's illusionistic works, accessed on February 9, 2014
- Trix and Robert Haussmann. Culture of Design Gabriela Güntert, Bruno Maurer, Arthur Rüegg (eds.). gta Verlag , Zurich 2017, ISBN 978-3-85676-360-2 .
- Dagmar Böcker: Robert Haussmann. In: Historical Lexicon of Switzerland .
- Trix and Robert Haussmann. Protagonists of Swiss living culture
- Architect Robert Haussmann died shortly before his 90th birthday. In: Swissinfo , September 27, 2021.
- Entry in the design dictionary
- Laurent Stalder: Panel discussion with Trix and Robert Haussmann ETH video archive accessed on February 8, 2014
- Works by Trix & Robert Haussmann in the collections of the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich: www.emuseum.ch
- Trix and Robert Haussmann [Trix Haussmann-Högl (* 1933), Robert Haussmann (1931–2021) In: ETH Zurich, accessed on September 27, 2021.
- Wolfgang Kermer : Data and images on the history of the State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart . Stuttgart: Edition Cantz, 1988 (= improved reprint from: The State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart: a self-portrayal . Stuttgart: Edition Cantz, 1988), o. P. .
- Ping pong of ideas. On the mezzanine floor: magazine for architecture and design, 31, 2018.
- Werner Huber, Current Modifications, accessed on February 8, 2014
- 2002 Museum of Design
- Espazium website ( Memento of the original dated February 22, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Swiss architect, furniture designer, interior architect, designer and university professor|
|BIRTH DATE||October 23, 1931|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Zurich|
|DATE OF DEATH||September 21, 2021|
|PLACE OF DEATH||Zurich|