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Sébastien Perret
Founder

SEBASTIEN PERRET

What are your main character traits?
Honest, curious, generous

Your main flaw?
I’m pedantic

Your main qualities?
Determined, conscientious, persevering

Your favourite activity (outside work)?
Travelling

Your ideal place to live?
I haven’t found it yet…

Your favourite form of artistic expression?
Drawing, painting, anything really that involves pictorial expression

Its greatest representative?
George Pratt, Robert Longo, Dave McKean

What natural gift would you like to have?
The ability to prolong time

Your favourite possession?
My travel backpack

What do you dream of owning?
An old mayen (a type of alpine chalet typically found in the Swiss canton of Valais)

Your motto?
Live (off) your passion

Dalibor Klas
Senior Designer

DALIBOR KLAS

What are your main character traits?
Determined, curious, loyal

Your main flaw?
Keeping things to myself

Your main qualities?
Generous, trustworthy, conscientious

Your favourite activity (outside work)?
Adventure. Discovering a country, tasting a special dish, changing my habits, simply embracing the unknown.
Setting myself challenges and achieving results are already real adventures.

Your ideal place to live?
Between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn

Your favourite form of artistic expression?
Poetry

Its greatest representative?
James Douglas Morrison

What natural gift would you like to have?
I’d like to have the gift that nature has of always finding a way (a solution) despite the obstacles encountered, never moving backwards or giving up.
I’d like to carry a sort of universal optimism within me.

Your favourite possession?
My pair of Salvimar diving fins with composite blades

What do you dream of owning?
Marty McFly’s hoverboard from “Back to the Future”

Your motto?

Whatever you do, do it whole-heartedly even if it seems insane!

Thierry Fischer
Senior Digital Designer

THIERRY FISCHER

What are your main character traits?
Dreamer, compassionate, analytical

Your main flaw?
I have a hard time saying “no”

Your main qualities?
Patience, understanding

Your favourite activity (outside work)?
Playing music

Your ideal place to live?
San Francisco

Your favourite form of artistic expression?
Music

Its greatest representative?
Hans Zimmer

What natural gift would you like to have?
The ability to fly

Your favourite possession?
My motorbike

What do you dream of owning?
A real XFLR6

Your motto?
Enjoy every moment

Vanessa Hordies Perret
Designer

VANESSA HORDIES

What are your main character traits?
Dreamer, perfectionist, in tune with the senses

Your main flaw?
I’m impatient

Your main qualities?
Observant, inspired, poetic

Your favourite activity (outside work)?
Discovering, learning, experimenting, inventing, thinking

Your ideal place to live?
At the moment I enjoy living in Neuchâtel.
But nothing’s set in stone, life is constantly changing.

Your favourite form of artistic expression?
Working with textiles (sewing), exploring line and volumes

Its greatest representative?
Issey Miakey or Yohji Yamamoto

What natural gift would you like to have?
To see the invisible through space and time

Your favourite possession?
My Bernina sewing machine (Swiss quality, technically sound and precise, and offering a wealth of creative possibilities)

What do you dream of owning?
An old ‘Airstream’ to renovate and turn into a mobile creative studio

Your motto?
Endeavour to go against the times (Lichtenberg)
Look further.

Clément Gaud
Designer

CLEMENT GAUD

What are your main character traits?
Intuitive, curious, demanding

Your main flaw?
I’m demanding

Your main qualities?
Demanding, passionate, curious

Your favourite activity (outside work)?
Analogue (film) photography in medium and large formats

Your ideal place to live?
Neuchâtel isn’t too bad, but failing that, a small island in the Mediterranean

Your favourite form of artistic expression?
Cinema

Its greatest representative?
Georges Méliès

What natural gift would you like to have?
The ability to fly

Your favourite possession? 
My Hasselblad 503 CX

What do you dream of owning?
A Land Rover Defender 110 Expedition

Your motto?
Whatever you do, do it whole-heartedly!

Guillaume Tripet
Key Account Manager
Raphaël Weber
Designer

RAPHAEL WEBER

What are your main character traits?
Patient, persevering, curious

Your main flaw?
Concentrating for a long time

Your main qualities?
Keen sense of humour, organised, quick

Your favourite activity (outside work)?
Composing music

Your ideal place to live?
Neuchâtel (because life feels good here, it’s quiet and full of light) and
Barcelona (for its romantic Gothic aspect, its labyrinth of tiny streets and its seaside location)

Your favourite form of artistic expression?
Music

Its greatest representative?
Pete Townshend

What natural gift would you like to have?
The ability to fly

Your favourite possession?
A 1966 Guild Starfire V guitar

What do you dream of owning?
A Fiat X 1/9

Your motto?
Always be alert

Julien Delcambre
Designer

JULIEN DELCAMBRE

What are your main character traits?
Generous, authentic, honest

Your main flaw?
Impatient, demanding

Your main qualities?
Demanding, fast, always to be on time

Your favourite activity (outside work)?
Downhill, motor racing track

Your ideal place to live?
Where the sea and the mountain get mixed together.
Neuchâtel is a good compromise even if the sea-air is not there.

Your favourite form of artistic expression?
A pen

Its greatest representative?
Chris Bangle

What natural gift would you like to have?
Immortality

Your favourite possession?
My Lancer Evo 6 TME

What do you dream of owning?
A Rafale (jet fighter)

Your motto?
Not faster than the maximum

Nicolas Berthoud
Designer

NICOLAS BERTHOUD

What are your main character traits?
Open-minded, patient, enthusiastic

Your main flaw?
I’m indecisive

Your main qualities?
Eager to learn, meticulous, persevering

Your favourite activity (outside work)?
Any kind of design, particularly when it involves drawing

Your ideal place to live?
Kyoto (Japan)

Your favourite form of artistic expression?
Digital painting

Its greatest representative?
Kevin Spoonfish Lee Broberg

What natural gift would you like to have?
Telekinesis

Your favourite possession?
My graphics tablet

What do you dream of owning?
A DeLorean RMC-12, with or without a time-travelling device, either would be fine

Your motto?
A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor

 

Eric Guertzmann
Digital designer

ERIC GUERTZMANN

What are your main character traits?
Curious, ambitious, passionate

Your main flaw?
Limitless, I always want to do too much

Your main qualities?
Hard worker, thirst for learning, sociable, observant

Your favourite activity (outside work)?
Extreme sports, such as cycling, skiing, skating, and many others

Your ideal place to live?
Close to mountains

Your favourite form of artistic expression?
Visual effects, digital animation, digital arts

Its greatest representative?
David Luong

What natural gift would you like to have?
Teleportation, to travel all around the world

Your favourite possession?
My Rubik’s Cube

What do you dream of owning?
The ring of Green Lantern

Your motto?
When there is a will is a way!

 

Hugo Chevalier
Trainee designer

coming soon

David Ribeiro
Trainee designer
Blaise Perret
CFO

BLAISE PERRET

What are your main character traits?
Impatient, sensitive, generous

Your main flaw?
Bossy, quick-tempered

Your main qualities?
Persevering, curious

Your favourite activity (outside work)?
Family

Your ideal place to live?
The Swiss canton of Valais

Your favourite form of artistic expression?
Painting

Its greatest representative?
Leonardo da Vinci

What natural gift would you like to have?
The ability to turn back time

Your favourite possession?
My laptop

What do you dream of owning?
A family chalet

Your motto?
He who thinks little errs much