Hannes Wettstein is viewed as one of the most innovative and esteemed designers in Switzerland. In 1991 he founded his own firm, which soon expanded and took on assignments both locally and around the world. Hannes Wettstein also taught at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich and was later appointed as professor at Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design. Since his death in 2008, Studio Hannes Wettstein has carried on his work led by designer and Architecht Stephan Hürlemann. In 2016, the company changed its name to Hürlemann.