Friday, December 18, 2015

BRUNO

As comfortable shopping for a fine meal with the perfect wine as he is designing & building precision custom installations for high-end clients such as Dior, Bruno Girardet is a man of many talents and passions.

Born in Vevey, Bruno still calls Switzerland home, living in Lausanne. With a degree in art and design from the Centre d'enseignement professionnel de Vevey, Bruno has used his love of building and design to create high-end installations for some of Switzerland's most elite shops. In addition to his contemporary design, he also is involved with preserving Switzerland's past using state-of-the-art computerized monitoring equipment to measure building movement and changes in humidity. In a country with high standards for building and preservation, some of the sensors are designed to look like traditional building elements so they are not offensive to the eye! Now, that's good design!

Here, Bruno is pictured in Toronto's Kensington Market to select just the right ingredients for a memorable feast!

BRUNO FUN FACT: He has been trained and is a card-carrying pyrotechnics expert! Bruno can design and set off a 20-minute fireworks extravaganza from an off-shore barge that will light up the sky with over 20,000 fireworks! A man of many talents indeed!

PHOTO: SPENCER WYNN