Dimitri Bähler

A poetic floor lamp with a design made possible by cutting-edge manufacturing techniques, Cho Light, by young Swiss designer Dimitri Bähler, combines traditional Japanese Washi paper with a breathtakingly thin carbon-fibre rod.


DIMITRI BÄHLER is a name to watch in design and the latest emerging talent to join the Established & Sons roster.

Bähler’s output since graduating from ECAL (University of arts and design in Lausanne) in 2010 has been diverse and includes arts-led installations, an extensive and celebrated series of ceramics and plenty of investigative projects involving process – such as a current collaboration with a Japanese Urushi expert – and expression, like the Urban Legends projects focused on transitioning communities in Burkina Faso. Here is a designer whose approach is untethered to notions of industrial or studio production, instead sitting somewhere in between.