Name, first nameXiaoqun Wu & Oliver HischierYear of birth1990UniversityHKBField of Interest / research fieldCommunication Design / Visual CommunicationTitle of projectBienvenue StudiosAbstractWe, two graphic designers with different roots, look at nature and design: Oliver Hischier, from the Swiss canton of Valais and Xiaoqun Wu, from one of the largest cities in the world, Shanghai. Our common fascination for phenomena in nature and our different cultural understanding have led us to work together. In our design products, our two cultures meet again.

During our master's studies, we have looked at how we can generate sustainable value for a design label. This should not only be profitable, but also responsible towards nature and society. Our different insights into Asia and Europe have shown us that the relationship between the artificial world we live in and nature is disturbed. Today, not everyone has the opportunity to spend time in nature on a regular basis. But everyone has an innate, biological and human need for contact with nature. Surrounded by nature we are healthier, more comfortable and even more productive. We want to respond to this need with Biophilic Design.

Together, we investigate natural phenomena and transform them into our own visual language. This results in self-initiated products such as notebooks, cards and print editions with matching displays. On the other hand, we offer surface design concepts for innovative hospitality Industry. Through the use of wallpapers, window foils or corporate identities, we create a natural environment from which guests and employees can draw vitalizing strength and sensory stimulation, as well as aesthetic well-being.
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