Beat Karrer, Studio Beat Karrer
Beat Karrer was born in 1966 in Zurich, Switzerland. From 1985 to 1989, he apprenticed as a carpenter, and received a GBMS diploma with a vocational design qualification.
Possessing experience in furniture, exhibition, interior, and jewelry design, Karrer opened Studio Beat Karrer in Zurich in 1993. Clients include Anthologie Quartett, Ballfinger and Designerslabel (Germany), Boffi and Corian/DuPont (Italy), Offecct (Sweden), Burri, Röthlisberger, Kidsmodern and Tossa (Switzerland), and TossB (Belgium).
Karrer’s honors include winning the Materialica Design Award in 2006, being nominated for the 2007 Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany, being a finalist in the “Lights of the Future” 2008 competition, and receiving a gold award in the category "CO2 efficiency" at Materialica 2011.
Karrer is also an active guest critic at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. He lectures and participates in juries throughout Europe, and he holds summer workshops for the Vitra Design Museum.