Italian creativity and Swiss rigour come together to create the unmistakable style of Philippe Bestenheider. Born in 1971 at Sion, Switzerland, in 1998 this famous designer graduated in Architecture at the Zurich Polytechnic and later worked with studios in Switzerland and the USA. In 2000 he achieved a Master in Industrial Design from the Milan Domus Academy, where he was then invited to become a workshop leader. From 2001 to 2006 he was Senior Designer in Patricia Urquiola’s Milan studio, working with companies such as Moroso, Molteni, Agape, Alessi, Axor and others. In 2006 he was invited to take part in the Promosedia exhibition. He set up his own studio in 2007 and now works between Switzerland and Milan. Bestenheider works with Moroso, Pallucco, Fratelli Boffi, Varaschin, Frag and the Nilufar Gallery.
Discover the past to create the future. Since 1969, the bond between traditional craftsmanship and modern aesthetic solutions characterizes Varaschin, a venetian company leader in the outdoor market. The weave, once of rattan and wicker now of synthetic materials more suitable for the outdoors, has always been the soul of Varaschin production, a unique stylistic feature and synonym of quality. In addition to the outdoor collections, Varaschin also manufactures indoor and contract products, signed by the most prestigious names in Italian and international design. Each product line has its own story and identity, but the re-interpretation of the weave concept is the common denominator among them.
Attention to detail, originality and aesthetic care are core features of Varaschin products, which are unique, sophisticated and elegant. The vision of a unique space both in the house and contract environment, inspires furniture which expands and connects the outdoors with the indoors, in a balanced game between lightness and comfort.