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Breathe With Me: An Immersive Experience of Swiss Design

May 17, 12:00 pm - May 23, 7:00 pm

Enter “Breathe with Me,” an immersive installation contextualized by award-winning Swiss experience designer Annabelle Schneider. Presented by the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York, this multi-sensorial space features new and iconic design by LAUFEN, Luft & Laune, PIEGA, PIN–UP HOME, Schaffner, Studio Christian Wassmann, Tisca, USM Modular Furniture, Vitra and 4Spaces ZigZagZurich at WSA, the cutting-edge cultural hub in Downtown Manhattan.

Breathable textiles synchronized with contemplative sounds and soft furnishings are carefully crafted to positively impact body and mind. Fabrics swell and sway to the polyrhythmic soundscape by artist Luc Oggier, mimicking soothing breathing patterns, creating an oasis in the bustling heart of Manhattan. The lounge captures the essence of Swiss design, seamlessly blending timeless beauty with modern sensibilities, inviting moments of relaxation and reflection.

“Breathe with Me” is organized by the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York in partnership with 4Spaces ZigZagZurich, LAUFEN, Luft & Laune, MoFi Distribution, PIEGA, PIN–UP HOME, Schaffner, Studio Christian Wassmann, Swiss Business Hub USA, Swissnex, Tisca, USM Modular Furniture, and Vitra. Additional support by Emmi, Lindt & Sprüngli, Nespresso, SWISS, and Vontobel.

Join the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York, Swissnex and Laufen for a conversation about designing for wellbeing featuring Gabriella Malavé of Friends of the High Line (NYC), Myriam Zumbühl of LIFEGARDEN (Zurich), and designer Annabelle Schneider. Moderated by Anne-Rachel Schiffmann, Director and Architect at Snøhetta’s New York office on Wednesday May 22 at 6pm at WSA, 161 Water Street in Manhattan. RSVP required to [email protected]


May 17, 12:00 pm
May 23, 7:00 pm
Event Category:


Manhattan - Financial District
Business Name
Consulate General of Switzerland in New York
Interior Design


161 Water Street
New York City, NY 10038 United States
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