ROBERT HAUSSMANN (born 1931)
Born in Zurich in 1931, Robert Haussmann studied interior design under former Bauhaus professor Johannes Itten and De Stijl founder Gerrit Rietfeld. After graduation, Robert Haussmann took part in the “Neue Metallmöbel” exhibition in Zurich in 1958, where together with three other young Swiss designers he took a critical look at the ideas of Modernism and further developed them under the banner of “Swiss Design”.
In 1967, Robert Haussmann married architect Trix Högl and together they set up the Allgemeine Entwurfsanstalt and helped shape Postmodern design as members of the Alchimia group. In addition, he taught at the Stuttgart Academy of Art and Design.
Professor Robert Haussmann lives with his wife in Zurich.