Do you remember the times when objects were still made by hand? The enduring value with which our parents and grandparents produced things is no longer reachable. Our belief is that we, as a new generation, have an obligation to treat these industrial cultural goods as our heritage: to find them, care for them and preserve them.
Tim Frank and Renato Rüfenacht celebrate a contemporary style of craftsmanship that blends the past and the present. Their passion for the traditional materials of wood and metal, combined with artisanal talent, has a great potential and results in new objects. Aged machines, iconic components and historical motor parts from Switzerland’s industrial past, that otherwise would have been condemned to the melting furnace, are to be collected, reworked, restored and then processed to form bespoke objects or unique items of furniture.
Frank Tim & Rüfenacht Renato, Hochschule Luzern - Design & Kunst