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About Eckhard Beger : Eckhard Beger, born in Geneva, Switzerland, designs and creates contemporary art furniture. His works have been the recipients of renowned international design awards. He founded ArteNemus for the design, realization and distribution of his creations. Beger’s approach is multi-faceted, blending creativity with structure. His aesthetic identity is influenced by his European cultural heritage, his passion for foreign cultures and by extensive travel throughout the world, notably Asia. Through his innate sense of shapes and proportions, he translates harmonious curves into accomplished organic creations, thus overcoming the aesthetic limitations of plane surfaces and straight lines. As a musician himself, who plays an Ignacio Fleta & Hijos guitar made from Indian Rosewood, Eckhard Beger feels that aesthetic and musical harmony go hand in hand. Beger’s works are based on the formal association of exotic wood species and art craftsmanship. According to Eckhard Beger, exotic wood species are a reflection of the diversity of the 5 continents of this world. Their selection and combination emphasize the three-dimensional character of his creations. His attention to detail and appreciation for art craftsmanship was heightened through his professional experience in the world of fine watch making which is expressed in his works, each notable for their perfect finish and tactile nature. In emphasizing aesthetics, Beger opens the door to a new understated and sensual design language, naturally inviting contemplation and discovery. In addition to his musical education at the Geneva Music Conservatory, Eckhard Beger holds an MSc from ETH Zurich and an MBA from INSEAD Fontainebleau.
ORGANIZATION:
ArteNemus

NON-DESIGN OCCUPATION:
Manager, all other services Management, direction

EDUCATION:
1987, M.Sc., ETH, Zurich/Switzerland
1991, MBA, INSEAD, Fontainebleau/France

EXPERIENCE:
2001-2009, Director, Patek Philippe, Geneva, Switzerland

MIXED EXHIBITIONS:
2017, 13 May to 26 November, "Venice Design 2017" in the context of the Venice Art Biennale 2017, Palazzo Michiel, Venice/Italy
2016, 28 May to 27 November, "Venice Design 2016" in the context of the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016, Palazzo Michiel, Venice/Italy
2016, 16 March to 25 April, "Quasi Segreti", Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Milan/Italy

AWARDS:
2017, Silver Award, European Product Design Awards
2016, Artist of the Year Award, London International Creative Competition
2016, Shortlist, European Cultural Center Design Award,
2015, Shortlist Award, London International Creative Competition, London/UK
2014, Third Prize, International Design Awards, Los Angeles/USA
2014-2015, Silver Award, A'Design Awards, Como/Italy
2014, Finalists Award, London International Creative Competition, London/UK
2013-2014, Bronze Award, A'Design Awards, Como/Italy
2013, Second Prize, International Design Awards, Los Angeles/USA
2013, Finalists Award, London International Creative Competition, London/UK
2012-2013, Bronze Award, A'Design Awards, Como/Italy
2012, First Prize, International Design Awards, Los Angeles/USA
2012, Finalists Award, London International Creative Competition, London/UK
2012, First Prize, International Design Awards, Los Angeles/USA

PRESS APPEARANCES:
2017, "Labyrinth", "Commodia", "Octopia", "Luna", "LunaQuadra", Woodplanet, p. 175, p. 186-191, March, SEOUL/SOUTH KOREA
2017, "Labyrinth", Curve-Magazine, p. 64, February-March, BEIRUT/LEBANON

BOOKS:
2016, Almost Secret, Quasi Segreti, Cassette tra Arte e Design, edited by Beppe Finessi, Corraini Edizzioni

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
English (Near Native), German (Native), French (Native), Italian (Intermediate)

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS:
2013, International Association of Designers (IAD), Italy
2015, Geneva Art Society, Switzerland

HOBBIES:
Photography, Aviation, Guitar, Music, Travelling

WEB SITE:
www.artenemus.com

PORTFOLIO URL:
http://artenemus.com/collection-2/

RSS URL:
http://artenemus.com/brand/biography/

REGISTRATION DATE:
2013-01-06 06:46:39

COUNTRY:
Switzerland

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Start-Up

Awards received by Eckhard Beger


Shift Chest of Drawers

A' Design Award Winner for Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design Category in 2015
Eckhard Beger for Artenemus
Commodia Chest of Drawers

Bronze A' Design Award Winner for Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category in 2012
Eckhard Beger for Artenemus
Octopia Table

Bronze A' Design Award Winner for Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design Category in 2013
Eckhard Beger for Artenemus
Literis Bookshelf

Bronze A' Design Award Winner for Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category in 2016
Eckhard Beger for Artenemus Sa
Literis Lux Bookshelf

Bronze A' Design Award Winner for Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category in 2016
Eckhard Beger for Artenemus
Labyrinth Chest of Drawers

Silver A' Design Award Winner for Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design Category in 2014
Eckhard Beger for Artenemus

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