The Atelier Oï with headquarters in Neuveville (in the canton of Berne) was established in 1991 by the architects Aurel Aebi (1966), Armand Louis (1966) and Patrick Reymond (1962). Incidentally, the name “Oï” comes from the Russian word “troïka”, which means “a trio”. And as a trio the designers work on their projects in an interdisciplinary manner. Atelier Oï develops products for brands such as Wogg, Ikea, Swatch, B&B Italia and Desalto; it produces rooms and stage sets, designs private houses, shops and exhibition pavilions, such as the “Arteplage de Neuchâtel” at the Expo.02. The trio designed the Kanta for Dietiker in 2008. In addition to design, architecture and scenography, the firm is also active in the realm of corporate architecture and design. Pragmatic and playful experimentation with materials and technical processes are the trademarks of Atelier Oï. At the same time, rules are repeatedly changed and elements torn from their traditional context in order to reinvent them for modern use. Their working method has success: In 2007, the Atelier Oï ’s Allegro hanging lamp was awarded the coveted prize “Die Besten” [“The Best”].