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Hervé Stadelmann

Mid Robotyp SOMC

Hervé Stadelmann

Mid Robotyp SOMC

“ROBOTYP” is a very cool exhibit of robot sculptures by Swiss artist Hervé Stadelmann.

This colourful collection of individually numbered robots merges Stadelmann’s keen eye for graphic design with his professional tinsmith training.
Brought to life in the artist’s studio in La Chaux-de-Fonds, the heart of Swiss watchmaking country, each composition is unique and comprises a complex architecture of handcrafted bends and folds of metal exuding a distinctive origami vibe.

Assembling one sculpture resulting in a robot with an average height of 53 centimetres and width of 19 centimetres requires more than one square metre of sheet metal and about 50 hours of painstaking work!

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No two of Stadelmann's robots are alike. Every meticulous fold of metal undergoes careful consideration of placement to highlight the patterned, colourful, or monochromatic materials in an artistic way. Concurrently, this generates unique traits and unmistakable personalities for each robot. Stadelmann’s constructions also bring new life to familiar materials such as Pepsi and Heineken service trays. He manipulates the metal into what appear to be folds combining them to form unique robot sculptures.

The metal sheets used to create the robot sculptures are often discovered on Stadelmann’s countless journeys to flea markets or may even be found discarded in the streets. He often repurposes materials from tea boxes, cookie tins, branded service trays, and traffic signs in metals ranging from copper and stainless steel to tin, aluminium, and zinc.

Although immobile, the robotic sculptures make powerful visual impressions thanks to both their individual characteristics and their sizable dimensions. Standing at an average of 70 centimetres tall, the robots quickly become the focal point of any space and are sure to provoke interesting conversations. 

Exuding a distinctive origami vibe thanks to the multitude of bends and folds demonstrating his metallurgic expertise as well as a talent and a passion for design, the Robotyps’ intricate compositions proudly display their repurposed origins, whether these come from what may appear to be a patriotic Pepsi service tray or the tin of an exotic batch of Asian teas.

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The Creator

HERVÉ STADELMANN

Born in 1978, Hervé Stadelmann is a native of Switzerland. Early in life, he found enjoyment in working with his hands as well as a love for both graphic design and skateboarding. Taking the steps to formally develop these qualities, Stadelmann earned his certificat fédéral de capacité (CFC) in tinsmithing at the School of Arts et Métiers in Moutier in 1997, which is a Swiss qualification awarded at the end of an apprenticeship lasting three or four years after successfully passing the final exam or equivalent qualifications. This was followed in 2005 by a CFC in graphic design at the art school in La Chaux-de-Fonds, which included an extraordinary opportunity for an internship in Moscow.

Stadelmann’s typography and drawings have been published in Swiss and Russian publications and his work has received awards in Europe and Switzerland.

Merging his many artistic talents, Stadelmann began working independently in 2005 as well as working as graphic designer, communications manager, and artistic director for a diverse clientele. Today, he still works independently with a focus on design and sculpture.

Born in 1978, Hervé Stadelmann is a native of Switzerland. Early in life, he found enjoyment in working with his hands as well as a love for both graphic design and skateboarding. Taking the steps to formally develop these qualities, Stadelmann earned his certificat fédéral de capacité (CFC) in tinsmithing at the School of Arts et Métiers in Moutier in 1997, which is a Swiss qualification awarded at the end of an apprenticeship lasting three or four years after successfully passing the final exam or equivalent qualifications. This was followed in 2005 by a CFC in graphic design at the art school in La Chaux-de-Fonds, which included an extraordinary opportunity for an internship in Moscow.

Stadelmann’s typography and drawings have been published in Swiss and Russian publications and his work has received awards in Europe and Switzerland.

Merging his many artistic talents, Stadelmann began working independently in 2005 as well as working as graphic designer, communications manager, and artistic director for a diverse clientele. Today, he still works independently with a focus on design and sculpture.

Specifications

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EDITION

Unique piece
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MATERIALS

Repurposed metal
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DIMENSIONS

53 x 19 x 17 cm 
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WEIGHT

1,1 kg
Hervé Stadelmann

Mid Robotyp SOMC

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