Though typically Swiss values like precision and diligence are paramount in their designs, Thilo Alex Brunner and Jörg Mettler never forget that the word «functionality» begins with «fun».
Thilo Alex Brunner
Jörg Mettler
Brunner & Mettler

About

Brunner Mettler Co is what BMCO stands for when Thilo Alex Brunner and Jörg Mettler launch their joint platform in addition to their solo careers in 2010. In 2016, it becomes the Brunner Mettler Company, consolidating all prior activities. While Thilo and Jörg have specialized in different design disciplines, they share their fondness for no-frills and straightforward products. «Sporty Minimalism» does probably best describe their style. Though typically Swiss values like precision and diligence are paramount in their designs, the duo never forgets that the word «functionality» begins with «fun». Which is what good products should bring to the people using them. The current team of designers consists of Thilo Alex Brunner (TAB), Jörg Mettler (JM), Olli Hirvonen, Lorena Dähler, Nils Ferber, Damian Schneider and Manuel Summermatter.

THILO ALEX BRUNNER

Born 1977 in Biel / Bienne, Switzerland. Graduates in 2006 at the University of Applied Sciences of Northwest Switzerland as Industrial Designer (Dipl. Designer FH). Thilo launches his design studio right away after graduation day and works for clients such as Swatch or Sunrise. After two years he decides to pursue in parallel both his design projects and a master degree at ECAL which he gets in 2009. In 2010 and following several common projects, Thilo decides to launch BMCO with Jörg. Thilo becomes a tutor at ECAL in 2012 and a professor and Head of Master in product Design in 2014.

JÖRG METTLER

Born in 1979 in Zurich, Switzerland. Apprenticeship as a draughtsman. Graduates in 2006 at the University of Applied Sciences of Northwest Switzerland as Industrial Designer (Dipl. Designer FH). Jörg immediately takes up work at reputable «Studio Hannes Wettstein» in Zurich. After four years as employed creative, he can not resist his wish to go for the independent route anymore: Jörg quits Studio Hannes Wettstein in his function as senior designer and decides to ally with Thilo in order to launch BMCO.

AWARDS

2010: ISPO Brandnew Award (TAB) / 2011: Swiss Design Award (TAB) / 2012: ISPO Gold Award (TAB) / 2013: Design Preis Schweiz (TAB) / 2014: Swiss Design Award (TAB / JM) / 2014: Red Dot Design Award (TAB / JM) / 2015: ISPO Gold Award (TAB) / 2015: German Design Award (TAB / JM) / 2016: Hochparterre «Die Besten 2016» Hase in Gold (TAB / JM)

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