Tobias Kappeler

Interior Designer

Switzerland

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Tobias is an interaction and experience designer working at the intersection of craft, technology & design developing innovative products, applications and services that connect and empower people. His curious personality and persistence allowed him to transition between craft-based metalwork, construction management, mixed reality design and audio experience design, taking a multidisciplinary approach to design. His keen eye for details, prototyping workflow and passion for user-centred design give him a unique edge in developing innovative solutions that seamlessly integrate into people's lives.
Before pursuing the MA/MSc in Innovation Design Engineering, Tobias completed a BA in Process Design at HyperWerk in Switzerland, where he designed and developed virtual reality (VR) applications in the field of design and education.
Tobias has eight years of training and professional experience as a metal worker and construction manager, specialising in designing new, and retrofitting existing, public and private spaces.
Tobias is an audio enthusiast, music producer and DJ who is fascinated by the emotional energy sounds can release and the universal language of music that exists across cultures and societies.

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EDUCATION

2016 - 2019 BA Postindustrial Design
HyperWerk FHNW Basel CH
2019 - 2021 MA/MSc Innovation Design Engineering
Royal College of Art & Imperial College London
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WORKING EXPERIENCES

2021-2016 metalwork apprenticeship in Andelfingen, CH
2016-2019 professional experience as Construction Manager, Andelifngen, CH

AWARDS AND PRIZES

SELECTED PROJECTS

Dinkum

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Mobile Application

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YEAR:

2021

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Dinkum is a spatial audio communication tool that allows users to immerse themselves in customisable audio environments. Users can select from three room sizes (intimate, casual, adventurous) and different ambisonic (full-sphere surround sound format) background sounds that match the type of conversation and people they are speaking to. People can change their distance to other participants throughout the conversation, which adds an extra layer of interaction to remote conversations. Dinkum can increase participants sense of presence and intimacy in the conversation and increase conversation fluency.

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PHOTO CREDITS:

Tobias Kappeler, 2021.

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Haragana

FUNCTION:

Lounge Chair

LOCATION:

YEAR:

2021

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The Haragana is a lounge chair made from bent steel tubes and cork disks for seating. The outline of the chair resembles and reminds of an armchair however there are no cushions or upholstery. The chair is reduced to the essential structure, giving it a light and airy design, which fits perfectly in interior spaces without taking up too much space visually. The simple graphical cork seating disks provide contrast to the more complex underlying tubular structures.

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Tobias Kappeler, 2021.

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