No Name Design : at HfG-Archiv, Am Hochsträß 8, 89081 Ulm
The product designer and lecturer Franco Clivio has collected around 1000 mostly small objects from everyday use and is now presenting them in an exhibition. What unites these things are their sophisticated design and functionality, based on a special idea and construction. Very few of them are known who invented or designed them. They belong to anonymous everyday design and are not part of the officially celebrated design culture.
Franco Clivio was born 1942 and studied at the Ulm School of Design from 1963 to 1967. While still a student, he began designing for the garden tool manufacturer Gardena. Later he worked for the lighting manufacturer Erco and for the Lamy company.
After various teaching assignments in Germany, the USA, Finland and Italy, he taught as a lecturer at the Zurich School of Art and Design and the Università IUAV di Venezia from 1980 to 2002.
He received, among others, the Swiss Federal Prize for Design and the Design Prize of the Federal Republic of Germany.
With the kind support of the Swiss Arts Council ProHelvetia