From 8 October till 11 November 2013

Mountain Climbers: Auctions by Christie’s


Verbier Mountain Climbers is a swiss cultural and entrepreunerial project for charity: A travelling exhibition of gondolas, transformed by swiss designers, which will then be sold at auction by Christies, benefitting the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Switzerland.

Celebrating a swiss icon of design and tourism, the project consists in salvaging ski gondolas from Verbier, and have them transformed by swiss designers.  The designers have generously offered their creative talent at no cost, only receiving a fixed budget to cover the material costs of the transformation.

In the fall of 2013, Genève Aéroport will host an exhibition of the gondolas, throughout the airport spaces. At the end of this exhibition, the gondolas will be sold by Christie’s, benefitting the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Switzerland, which grants wishes of children living with a life-threatening illness.