10 – 16 June 2013

« Transformer» table presented at Design Miami/ Basel


Premiered at Design/Miami Basel 2013, Verbier Mountain Climbers is a Swiss cultural and entrepreneurial project for charity. A travelling exhibition of old gondolas revisited and transformed by some of Switzerland’s most acknowledged designers and artists, which will then be sold at auction by Christies and benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Following this premiere at the Design/Miami Basel fair, the works will go back to their roots, for a summer exhibition in Verbier, the project’s main partner. In the fall of 2013, Genève Aéroport will host the final exhibition. At the end of this exhibition, Christie’s will auction the gondola on behalf of Verbier Mountain Climbers.


Transformers table

Nicolas Le Moigne was inspired by the famous animated television series “Transformers” , where various common transformation means become giant robots. He imagined that the gondola could also be a Transformers and become a new object, by being disassembled and re-assembled in something else. From an object used outdoors, in which people used to enter and were gathered for the time of a ride, the gondola was transformed into a furniture for indoors, around which people gather to share a moment. In the case of Nicolas Le Moigne’s project, the gondola really changes its visual aspect to start a second life !