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Iconic Verbier Ski Gondolas Repurposed into Stunning Shelters to be Auctioned for Charity

Posted By Tafline Laylin On June 26, 2013 @ 5:25 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Gallery,Innovation,Recycled Materials | No Comments

Switzerland, social design, Verbier Alpine Ski resort, repurposed design, adaptive reuse, green design, sustainable design, eco design, gondolas turned into works of art, Miami Basel Art Fair, Make a Wish Foundation [1]

Designers included in this inspiring project include Adrien Rovero [2], who designed a mint green four-seater rocking chair, Atelier Oï [3], whose white gondola is topped by what looks like a giant jelly fish, and Jörg Boner [4] & Lela Scherrer [5], who repurposed gondola doors into a groovy indoor screen. Philippe Cramer [6] hung the plexiglass windows, which can’t be otherwise recycled, as if in a museum exhibit, Nicolas Le Moigne [7] turned his gondola into a shapeshifting transformer object, while Baker Wardlaw [8] made an otherworldly gum ball machine!

Photographer Anoush Abrar [9] captured the project’s essence in photographs that will blow your mind. After a summer exhibition at Verbier, the gondolas’ original home, and a few more, Christies [10] will eventually auction off each piece and the proceeds will benefit Switzerland’s Make a Wish Foundation [11].

Via MocoLoco [12]

Images via Annik Wetter, Frank Saada, Mountain Climbers

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/iconic-verbier-gondolas-repurposed-into-stunning-designs-to-be-auctioned-for-charity/repurposed-gondola-3/

[2] Adrien Rovero: http://www.adrienrovero.com

[3] Atelier Oï: http://www.atelier-oi.ch

[4] Jörg Boner: http://www.joergboner.ch

[5] Lela Scherrer: http://lelascherrer.com

[6] Philippe Cramer: http://www.philippecramer.com/home

[7] Nicolas Le Moigne: http://www.nicolaslemoigne.ch/en/

[8] Baker Wardlaw: http://www.bakerwardlaw.com

[9] Anoush Abrar: http://www.anoushabrar.com

[10] Christies: http://www.christies.com

[11] Make a Wish Foundation: http://www.makeawish.ch

[12] MocoLoco: http://mocoloco.com/fresh2/2013/06/21/verbier-mountain-climbers-gondolas.php

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