Florian Hauswirth (born 1976) worked as a technical model maker and material researcher for Vitra, before studying Industrial Design at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) where he graduated in 2006. His professional skills as a design assistant were acquired working for Vogt + Weizenegger in Berlin and for Barber Osgerby in London. Both studios operate as co-authored teamwork practices, with their spectrum spanning the fields of focused conceptual work, space and the object. In 2007 Florian Hauswirth was a co-founder of the sustainable design collective Postfossil, which advanced to play a pioneering role in the design scene.
He works today as an independent designer in Biel (Switzerland). His work has been shown internationally and has received several awards, including the Wallpaper Design Award 2010 in London. In 2015 he won with "Tabularasia" the travel scholarship from the Canton Berne. And in 2018 a Pro Helvetia product development prize for a led lamp in flax.
Florian Hauswirth has given workshops at various universities: Kassel, ZhdK Zurich, HEAD Geneva, as well as the Design Week in Bratislava. Since 2017 he has held a position as a lecturer and a core team member of the Object Design degree course at the HSLU Lucerne Department of Art and Design, including teaching spatial design and interdisciplinary modules (Colabor+). He is curator together with the graphic designer Julia Bazzini of the HSLU’s annual “Werkschau” graduate exhibition.