Design expertise at Intertime

The perfect combination of design, seating quality and variability

At Intertime, the design process is a rigorous search for the perfect form. We have set ourselves the standard of unifying convincing design, outstanding seating quality and great variability in each piece we make. New models are developed under the watchful eyes of both renowned designers and the Intertime design Team.

Renowned designers

External and in-house furniture design expertise anticipating tomorrow’s trends. In developing new seating, Intertime works with a number of renowned designers:

Iria Degen
Iria Degen was born in 1969 in Switzerland and studied law at the University of Zurich. She then decided to train in Paris to become an interior designer at the Ecole Camondo. Later she worked in the renowned interior design office of Andrée Putman in Paris as project manager. Since February 2000, Iria Degen has been running her own business with an office first in Paris, and now in Zurich and Mallorca as well. She has a team of twelve employees, interior designers, architects and designers. Her style is characterised
by simple forms, discreet colours, timeless designs and high-quality natural materials.
Reto Frigg
Following an apprenticeship as a draughtsman, Reto Frigg completed a degree in interior design and product design at the Vocational College for Art and Design in Zurich. After working at a variety of architectural and design companies in Switzerland, he established his own company, Reto Frigg & Karen Schrader, Architecture and Design GmbH, where he is active in the areas of architecture, corporate design and product design.
Benny Mosimann
Mosimann completed a course as a product designer at the Vocational College for Art and Design in Zurich and then spent several years working for Greutmann Bolzern, AG für Gestaltung in Zurich. Since 1995, his Atelier für Gestaltung in Berne has realized projects in the areas of product development, interior design, exhibit design, graphics and signage. Since 2002, Mosimann has also been a guest expert at the Zurich University of the Arts and the Basel School of Design.Benny Mosimann has formed a working group with Martin Birrer for Intertime.
Zumbühl Designstudio
Kevin Fries and Jakob Zumbühl both graduated in 2003 as Eidg. Dipl. Designer FH at the Zurich University of the Arts. Shortly afterwards, they founded a joint studio venture in Zurich called fries&zumbühl. Their main focus for over 11 years was the development of furniture and lighting. They quickly enjoyed the success of their efforts and received various international awards. At the end of 2014 Kevin Fries decided, for personal reasons, to focus more on his musical skills and so he left frieszumbühl studio. In January 2016, Andrin Häfeli and Jakob Zumbühl founded the Zumbühl Design Studio. Zumbühl Design Studio builds on the many years of experience in the development of furniture and interior design.
Metrica
The Italian Design Studio Metrica with its headquarters in Milan owes its owes its international standing to the unique way in which it approaches modern furniture design. Under the guidance of Lucio Quinzio Leonelli and Robin Rizzini, Metrica offers a combination of product design and management of corporate strategy. The successful merging of local values, a global mind-set and industrial vision with a great understanding of design and precise process management set Metrica apart.
Werner Baumhakl
Nach dem Architekturstudium an der Technischen Universität München studierte Werner Baumhakl Industrial Design an der renommierten Hochschule für Gestaltung in Schwäbisch Gmünd. Er arbeitete in der Folge für den Designer Wolfgang C.R. Mezger, für Rolf Heide, Innenarchitektur und Design, in Hamburg, als Studioleiter für das Designbüro „wiege“ Wilkhahn in Hannover, und als Mitglied des Leitungsteams bei designaffairs in München. 2003 gründete er das Designbüro oid (office industrial design). Seine Designprojekte sind vielfach international ausgezeichnet. 2002 wurde Werner Baumhakl als Professor und Institutsleiter an die Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst FHNW in Basel berufen. Der Designer ist im Vorstand der Swiss Design Association und Mitglied verschiedener Designjurys und -kommissionen. Werner Baumhakl lebt und arbeitet in Basel.
Martin Birrer
After completing studies as an interior designer at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Basel and a number of internships in Switzerland and abroad, Martin Birrer spent several years at Studio Pignatelli Gestaltungsatelier AG in Zurich as well as at bally design inc. in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Since 1999, his company martinbirrer has conceptualized and realized design projects in interior design, exhibition design and product design. Martin Birrer has formed a working group with Benny Mosimann for Intertime.
This Weber
This Weber is a trained mechanic who studied jewellery design and industrial design at the Zurich University of the Arts. After working for a number of industrial designers and product developers, he opened his own atelier in Zurich in 2010. Weber is also a guest lecturer in furniture design at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts.
Christophe Marchand
After completing an apprenticeship as a cabinetmaker, Christophe Marchand studied industrial design at the Vocational College for Art and Design in Zurich. He set up his own studio in Zurich in 1993, and since 1997 he has also taught at the University of Art and Design Lausanne (ÉCAL). Marchand develops products for Alias, Embru, Thonet, Steelcase, ICF, Wogg, Team by Wellis and other companies in addition to Intertime.