No Name Design
The product designer and lecturer Franco Clivio (*1942) collected about 1000 mostly small objects from everyday use and presented them in an exhibition. What unites these things are their refined design and functionality, based on a particular idea and construction. Of very few of them it is known who invented or designed them. They belong to the anonymous everyday design and are not part of the officially celebrated design culture.
Franco Clivio studied at the Ulm School of Design (HfG) from 1963 to 1967. While still a student, he began his design work for the garden tool manufacturer Gardena. Later he worked for the lighting manufacturer Erco and for the Lamy company. He taught at various universities, including the Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst in Zurich.
With the kind support of the Swiss Arts Council ProHelvetia