Carlo Clopath has set up his studio in Trin, a small community in the Swiss canton of Grisons, where, well away from the hustle and bustle of the big cities he can simply enjoy the magnificent alpine panorama. Born in 1986, the industrial designer focuses here among other things on fine kitchen utensils made of wood – in this context he dedicated himself to finding out all about the local artisanal tradition and cultural customs, transposing them into the present. For example, he transferred the art of carving that Swiss farmers used to devote themselves to in winter into computer-controlled processes. His design methods turn in objects are minimalistic, highly refined and can be termed “swissmade” through and through.