PHILIPPE CRAMER

Philippe was born in Switzerland into a family of art-loving gallery owners and publishers and grew up with a lively sense of creativity. This enabled him, from his 20s, to create dreamlike yet practical pieces, with a desire to both enchant and furnish the world. Rather than focusing on the functional character of design, he promotes the essentiality in art.

Philippe collaborates with many companies, institutions and private clients. He designed accessories and furniture for Hermès Petit h and created the awards for the United Nations Young Activists Summit and the Louis-Jeantet Foundation. The Swiss Foreign Office commissioned projects for Consulates and Embassies in Geneva and Pretoria. Philippe also collaborated with Dom Pérignon, Eternit, Bernhardt Design, Take 5 editions, Georg Jensen, Made.com and Winkreative. Banque Pictet commissioned works for their headquarters and Banque Piguet Galland asked Philippe to develop an interactive table for their private salons. Furthermore, Artgenève assigned him to create the scenography of the ephemeral restaurant Night Fall.

The Geneva Museum of Art and History gave Philippe «carte blanche» in an

exhibition entitled “L’Ornement Jamais”. These artworks have since been integrated into the museum’s permanent exhibition and are now part of the Geneva State Heritage collections. The collections of the Maison Tavel, Musée de l’Ariana, Musée d’Art et d’Histoire, MUDAC and Groupe Pictet, as well as numerous private collections include his work. He has been distinguished for his contribution to the arts by the UBS Culture Foundation.

Several institutions and galleries have showcased Philippe’s work, notably ArtCurial, Gallery S. Bensimon and Not a Gallery in Paris, the Swiss Cultural Center, Michelangelo Foundation and Spazio Setmani in Milan, the Audi Foundation in Beirut, Gallery Farb in Gstaad, Ormond Editions in Zurich, Kiscelli Muzeum in Budapest and the Lapidarium of the National Museum in Prague.

Many magazines have published in-depth articles on Philippe’s work including Wallpaper, Vogue, Elle Decoration, AD, L’Officiel, Metropolis, Le Monde and the Chicago Tribune.

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  • Date May 20, 2024