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Wednesday 4th kicked off the first Design Apéro, a new networking event in Zürich I conceived for bringing together professionals in the design and architecture industry.


Design Apéro: Waiting for the guests to arrive
Design Apéro: Setting up the table

The first chapter of the #designapéro has been an absolutely wonderful evening! In the beautiful setting of House of Gefion, Nordic design store in Römerhof area, an international group of professionals has come together not just to network but, more importantly, to connect. Since the event is in a small format, we had the chance to have the right amount of time to hear the stories behind our projects and businesses. Although we all had different professional roles, we’ve found a common ground to exchange views and experiences, learn something new, and start paving the way for new collaborations.


Thanks to special guest Jakob Aaen from FDB Møbler who joined us all the way down from Copenhagen, we discovered a piece of Danish design history and furniture craftsmanship. We’ve heard a story of good values, genuine curiosity, and timeless passion. We got some very special insights into the world of FDB Møbler, sat down on Queen Ingrid favorite chair, and learned about a resilient business striving for creating beautiful and functional items that tell stories. Their unique stories.


Behind a good project there is always a good story to tell


As for the Italian, natural wines that livened up the first Design Apéro. Brought to us by Viticolo, they tell stories of small producers in Italy, passionate people who are still making wine according to tradition.

Design Apéro: Italian, natural wines brought by Viticolo

Networking is just an opportunity to bring people together. Connecting means feeling genuine love for meeting people and engage on a deeper level. I want us coming home from a Design Apéro with something more valuable than tons of business cards. Be part of the journey! The next Design Apéro will take place in the first week of October. Details will follow. Meanwhile, let’s keep in touch via social media: Instagram + Facebook.

Design Apéro: special selfie with the guests at the end of the evening

Do you want to be one of the guests of the next Design Apéro? Read here what to do


The Design Apéro is a (G)local event that takes place once per month in Zürich, a special initiative by invitation only to foster connections and start building meaningful professional relationships. If you work in the area of design and/or architecture and want to take part in one of the next chapters fill the contact form with the following info (Subject: Design Apéro):

*A brief introduction of yourself

*Why do you want to take part into the Design Apéro

*Your website/portfolio/blog

*Your LinkedIn profile

In case you’ll be selected, you’ll receive a confirmation email with all the useful details


Special thanks:

I organized the first Design Apéro with the help of special people I met on this beautiful journey that is running our own business:

Julie Marie Kjersem, the owner of House of Gefion, thank you for such a wonderful location;

Lorenzo Belli, the founder of Viticolo, thank you for the wines and the beautiful stories behind them;

Aline Borges from The Florist, thank you for the blooming flower arrangement.


Do you want to be one of the next hosts? Or making an in-kind sponsorship?

Since the Apéros are free of charge, I’m looking for hosts and local sponsors who are willing to provide a nice venue, drinks and nibbles & more, contributing to creating a pleasant experience for all the participants. Being a sponsor means building a stronger community around your business while gaining a bit of extra exposure. I’m happy to discuss all the details during a meeting in person.

Fill the contact form to plan a first meeting with me at your location (Zürich). Subject: partnership

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