Arno Mathies
Product Designer

—2015 Selected Works

Render Furniture, Folding Sledge, Gruff-set, Tag Aviation, Folding Boat

Hydroprinting, steel,
& veneered MDF

Folding sledge by maarno
Plastic, steel,
& bent ash

Cardboard, print
Shelf, table, bench

Decorate – Tag Aviation
Aluminium, anodizing
Log book

Folding boat by maarno
Plastic, cordura,
aluminium & ash

—2014 News

Swiss Design Awards 2014

Maarno is presenting their second product using the principle of live hinges, Folding Sledge. It will be exhibited during Art Basel 2014 from the 16th of June to the 21st. More details can be found here: swissdesignawards

Design Days Geneva

Commission to design the scenography of the HEAD, Haute Ecole d’Art et de Design GVA,  during the Geneva Design Days 2013. Scenography was issued from a previous design used for other several HEAD exhibitions. Photo credits HEAD Dylan Perrenoud.


Biennale du Design

Maarno presented the Folding boat parcel version at the Biennale du Design de St-Etienne, France. The boat took part of the Design with Heart exhibition curated by Sebastien Bergne. More information can be found here Design with Heart.



Arno Mathies’ work is informed by the potential output of production processes and material properties. He intends to question the function of an object by exploring the limits of form, use and perception. Arno left for London to start his Masters in Product design at the Royal college of art and graduated in 2011. Today, he works as a freelance designer in Geneva, CH.


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