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Daniel Wehrli (*1984) studied Industrial Design in the Master course at ECAL, Ecole cantonale d'art de Lausanne and at the FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Art, Aarau/Basel. Already during his studies he gained work experience in Kanazawa, Japan while collaborating with craftsmen. Immediately after graduating from Bachelors he started to work for the New York based Studio «New Readymade Projects». In 2015 he set up his studio «daniel wehrli Industrial Design», his focus lies on innovative product and furniture design and development. Wehrli has won several design awards like the japanese «Award for Excellence» from prefecture Ishikawa, an architectural competition and an honorable mention from «2012 Swiss Woodaward». His work has been featured in exhibitions at the 21st Century museum of contemporary art, Kanazawa, Depot Basel and ETH Zürich.

Furthermore Daniel Wehrli works as research associate at the HSLU, University of Applied Sciences and Art Luzern in the Competence Center Products & Textiles. Where he has responsibilities in projects ranging from future textile architecture, smart textiles and medical design.

2017 - Nomination Design Prize Switzerland 2017/18
2017 - Best of Neocon Gold Award, NeoCon Chicago, WEDA BENCH
2016 - Nomination, Die Besten 2016, Hochparterre Magazin, Project WEDA Bench
2015 - Nomination, Die Besten 2015, Hochparterre Magazin, Technological Exaptation
2015 - IKEA Stiftung, Project grant for Salone Satellite 2016
2012 - Special Mention, VSSM Wood Award for EDU Collection
2011 - 1. Preis Architektur Wettbewerb, Verein Kunstruiert / Gemeinde Samedan for Irbis-12°
2008 - Award for Excellence, Wooden Furniture Design Competition 2008, Kanazawa, Japan