Designers Guide to Travel

 
 

Living in Switzerland allows us to travel quite quickly and often to our neighbouring countries.

That’s why we decided to start a series on what, as designers, attracts us while we travel. It will range from museums, stores, restaurants, architecture and simply what we see on the streets.

Come join us on our travel and if you have any recommendations please comment below!

Villa Le Lac by Le Corbusier in Corseaux, Switzerland

Villa Le Lac by Le Corbusier in Corseaux, Switzerland

 

What we have our eyes out for…

Graphic Design in Cork, Ireland.

Graphic Design in Cork, Ireland.

Sandro: When traveling I’m usually seen with my camera trying to capture moments others wouldn’t necessarily see or see any importance in it.  For me, traveling with a camera is like having a sketchbook as in some photos will only making sense to me. I try to find the things that stand out even though, to some, it may not the most beautiful.

I also try to look out for souvenirs. Especially ones that are hand-made, beautifully crafted and purchase it directly from the person who made it. Meeting the creators gives me the opportunity to hear their story and have meaningful conversation to understand their ideas behind their craft. This experience, for me, leaves me with the best memories of our travel and of the people we got to meet.

Sasuke Smith in Osaka, Japan.

Sasuke Smith in Osaka, Japan.

Auto in Dingle, Ireland.

Auto in Dingle, Ireland.


Lavinia: For me it’s all about food when it comes to travel. It’s one of the main reasons I travel. I feel you learn a lot about the culture, the local environment and if you’re lucky you wind up in an amazing conversation with your neighbouring table or even the owner!

Hot Dog from a stand in Akureyri, Iceland

Hot Dog from a stand in Akureyri, Iceland

O’Connell Fishmongers at The English Market in Cork city, Ireland.

O’Connell Fishmongers at The English Market in Cork city, Ireland.

I love visiting food/farmer markets, there’s something about the environment that always feels so welcoming and makes you feel like a local. But what is really great is being able to see what’s in season, what the locals are buying and trying things that are freshly picked, baked, and made. Plus, waking up early to head to the market gives you an opportunity to see how the city is before the bustle. That is a beautiful moment.


Last but not least, supermarkets. Why? For the design. I enjoy how different countries design their user experience in a supermarket, how their products are packaged and designed. To me it’s where you get first hand and an abundance of design inspiration of a country’s style. It’s so unique.

Pear found in a supermarket in Beilun, China.

Pear found in a supermarket in Beilun, China.

 
Always great meeting the locals. Cork, Ireland.

Always great meeting the locals. Cork, Ireland.

Hungry for more?

We are excited to get the series going and can’t wait to share our travels with you!

Remember to comment any recommendations (no matter where in the world) down below!

 
 
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