Trix + Robert Haussmann: A Life with Art and Artists
“These architects, working into their ’80s, should be famous.” -New York Times
Internationally renowned Swiss architects and designers Trix (born 1933) and Robert (born 1931) Haussmann are well known both in Switzerland and internationally for their vast contribution to design and interiors. Living and working together since the 1960s, symbiotically creating wonderful interiors filled with works of art and beautiful objects, the Haussmanns have had close ties to the avant-garde of their time and have actively participated in the local scenes of Zurich and Bern.
Documenting their numerous exchanges and conversations with artists, dealers and creative kindred spirits, this book is a testimony to their lifelong interest in the visual arts and their involvement with the Swiss art scene. A conversation with Swiss author and curator Dieter Schwarz reveals a number of events and anecdotes that also attest to the couple’s fascinating life with art. The abundant photographic documentation of their exuberant interiors spanning almost five decades shows the distinctive way in which Trix and Robert Haussmann welcome works of art into their everyday lives alongside their furniture and various artifacts.