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MARINA GATTI, from Milan in Italy. KÖBI WIESENDANGER, from Zug in Switzerland.

When these pictures were taken, Marina and Köbi didn't know each other yet, but they both owned the same white lifesaver and both had clear ideas of where they wanted to go on vacation.


"One can tell from the way they work together that they proceed in binary fashion, like computers do, except their binary process is more complex. It combines the talent of the inventor, the scientist, the technician with that of the artist and so pushes the images and words they play with into constantly new and surprising areas."

"Köbi and Marina Wiesendanger, entrepreneurs who thrive on risk." Natalia Aspesi in the "Catalogo della Neomerce "Il Design dell'Invenzione e dell'Estasi Artificiale, Triennale di Milano, 1984.

"When we design our objects, we never forget that we are actually playing a game." MW

AVANT DE DORMIR is a creative team of two people who design and produce ideas.

Their philosophy is:
Whatever we do always has to Be new. Never seen before.
Be light-hearted and serious at the same time: like a beautiful game.
Appeal to the spectator's irony, but only in the best sense of the term.
Make us forget the state of the material and all its inherent difficulties.

All designs shown here have been produced.

Click on the pictures and with a little patience you can have a larger image and a detailed description.

 
1976
HAT LAMP IN BLOWN GLASS
1978
COOKIES
1979
MEN AND FRAGRANCES
1980
STORY OF ITALIAN LOVERS




1981
LEOPARD SERVICE
1982
S’TIME
1983
THE TROUT
1984
THE METER




1985
"RADIO" PURSE
1985
STORM RAINCOAT
1985
"ART'N KRAFTS" CUPBOARD
1986
TEA POT AND CUP WITH WHEELS




1987
"AVANT DE DORMIR" SHOP, Milan
1987
SUITCASE WITH WHEELS
1987
POINT OF VIEW
1988
THE PENCILS




1989
THE FISH
1990
T-SHIRT "AMERICANI AMERIGATTI"
1991
T-SHIRT "CAN CARRE"
1992
T-SHIRT "GREEN PEAS"



1993
"PRESENT IMPERFECT" BOOKSHELF "LET'S HOPE IT LASTS
1993
"PRESENT IMPERFECT", DRAWER "WHERE IS MY CUP?"
1994
"PRESENT IMPERFECT"
"I JUST MOVED IN."


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