Tick My Box & Yad Cheri’s Geneva Pop-up Celebrated Craftmanship and Artisans

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In an age where consumption and commerce have lost their personal touch, it is rare to find attachment to designers and truly appreciate the care and exceptional craft that goes into making luxury goods. It is for this reason that Tick My Box and Yad Cheri partnered for an exclusive pop-up week in Geneva celebrating select designers, their craft, and artisanship. The weeklong event in March 2019 kicked off with a press conference and a pre-launch dinner and showcased different designers and workshops throughout the week.

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Roxane Ziegler, founder of Tick My Box, has spent her career in the world of decoration and sales. Her cosmopolitan background in London, Paris, New York, and Brussels influenced her appreciation of cultural exchanges and her creative visions. There is perhaps no better person to bring this pop-up concept to fruition than Roxane. Her passion for luxury crafts and sales inspires a disruptive vision for luxury retail. In a consuming world saturated with endless, repetitive options, Tick My Box brings back the awe and wonder of craftsmanship and design.

Yad Cheri, the New York-based online concept store that celebrates handcraftsmanship through its carefully curated and unique selection of luxury gifts and home products made the perfect partner for Tick My Box!

The Designers

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Philippe Cramer
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The pop-event event featured eight young designers, among them special guest Philippe Cramer, Swiss designer of furniture, ceramics, and jewelry. Cramer is known for incorporating industrial techniques and traditional noble materials in his handmade objects. Giobagnara, the Genoa-based family business specializing in fine leather goods and furniture, was another stunning feature at the event.


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Paper Sculptures by Crizu at Tick My Box x Yad Cheri Pop-up Event
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The pop-up also showcased Crizu’s exceptionally crafted paper sculptures made from ancient books. Valentine Herrenschmidt’s poetic messages expressed through brass thread sculptures shined with their elegant simplicity (see article feature image!) And Catherine Schmeer’s diverse colorful jewelry designs, beautiful handmade wearable works of art.

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Leather Gloves by Thomasine Barnekow at Tick My Box x Yad Chei Pop-up Event
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The event also included other leather goods such as Custom and Color’s handpainted personalized leather pieces. And Thomasine Barnekow’s beautifully crafted leather gloves that have seen both cinema and the Paris Opera. Chocolate artisan Hugo Paternos also exhibited his chocolates in collaboration with students in Masters of Design at ECAL Made.

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Tick My Box x Yad Cheri Pop-up Event
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Designers filled Geneva with the finest art and handmade crafts during pop-up week, creating a unique experience uniting designers and artisans. As Tick My Box continues on its mission, it will create an even bigger platform and inspire the recreation of the concept around the world. And with e-tailers like Yad Cheri promoting and selling handcrafted products, the artisanal movement continues to grow!

Words by Yuki Yang

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