Meret Ernst


As a curator at the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Dr Meret Ernst combines academic work with critical practice. From 2016 to 2024, she lectured on design history and theory at the HGK FHNW Basel. In 2016, she initiated the exchange of all circles interested in design-historiographical issues in Switzerland and was co-founder of the NDG in 2019. From 2011 to 2024, she was Vice President of the Swiss Design Association. From 2003 to 2020, she was head of the culture and design editorial team at Hochparterre. She is Co-President NDG with Mónica Gaspar.

Field of activity, interests: Design history of Switzerland; history of industrial design, visual communication, scenography; film studies; curatorial practice; design criticism; creative economies; Swiss professional and educational policy

Peter Vetter


Peter Vetter is a designer and partner of Coande, Communication and Design, and specializes in strategic consulting as well as brand and identity development for companies and institutions. He has gained his extensive experience in Italy, Germany, USA, Japan, and China and has worked for companies such as BMW, ABB, Clifford Chance, IBM and in the public sector for the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Zentrum Paul Klee, and the City of Rapperswil Jona. His teaching activities include the management of Visual Communication at the Zurich University of the Arts (BA, MA) as well as international engagements in Europe, Morocco, Egypt, Lebanon, Mozambique, and China.

Field of activity, interests: Visual communication, graphic design, visual design, communication, economics, innovation, design methods, history, and culture of design

Robert Wettstein


Robert Wettstein is a designer based in Zurich. He is active in the fields of product, lighting, and furniture design. Robert is involved in the design community and is a member of the board of the Design Biennale, and of the Design History Network in Zurich.

Robert runs a small monothematic museum on the Landistuhl by Hans Coray, which can be visited on request.

Field of activity, interests: Design and production of furniture. Lecturer ZHdK, Landistuhl Museum,
Interests in: History and culture of design, art history, craftsmanship.

Sabina Tenti


Sabina Tenti is a young art historian with a special interest in the history of design and architecture. During and after her bachelor’s degree in art history and German Literature, she gained initial practical experience at the Landesmuseum Zurich, ZAZ Zentrum Architektur Zurich, gta Archive ETH Zurich and Museum für Gestaltung Zürich. As part of her master’s thesis in Art History, she engaged with the estate of interior designer Martha Huber-Villiger at the gta Archive. Currently, she is employed as a registrar in the collections of the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, conducting tours of the exhibition or Schaudepot, and is involved in the board of the NDG.

Field of activity, interests: History of art, design and architecture, museum institutions, museum collections, archive work, text production, exhibition curation, art education