Lovers of unconventional, functional art will be happy to read about the authentic designs of Swiss artisan Florian Schlumpf, who focusses his work on the conscious appreciation of time and its relation to life. Florian Schlumpf comes from a family with a 132-year-old tradition of workmanship and innovative engineering. “Johann Schlumpf, my great-grandfather, was a skilled carpenter and mechanic genius who laid the foundations for a successful business that today is a widely known worldwide operating component manufacturer of the paper, plastic, film and foil industry,” Schlumpf recounts his family background. Johann’s inventive genes have been passed down to Florian who developed a pronounced interest in mechanics, which he today combines with art.