was born from a strong reverence for timeless quality and the inherent beauty in objects crafted by hand.
Rooted in contemporary Swiss design aesthetics and influenced by ongoing dialogues with international artisans and cultures, we strive for a unique global perspective on a new crafts movement.
We develop functional objects with a respect for and the desire to push boundaries in traditional hand crafts. The relationships we foster with master artisans produce truly unique objects that juxtapose contemporary design with traditional workmanship.
Fairtrade and amazing work conditions are our norm. We believe that only in this way true beauty is created.
In early modern Europe, an ATLAS was a collection of knowledge of the world, historically and geographically. The name for us evokes a feeling that the world has always been connected.
ATLAS was founded in 2016 by Isabell Gatzen and Werner Ladinig in Zürich, Switzerland.