Breathe with Me | An immersive Installation 

161 Water Street, 3rd Floor, WSA New York | May 16 - 23, 2024

Enter BREATHE WITH ME, an immersive installation conceptualized by award-winning Swiss spatial designer and Parsons educator Annabelle Schneider. Presented by the Consulate General of Switzerland at WSA NY, the cutting-edge cultural hub in Downtown Manhatten, this multi-sensorial space features new and iconic designs by LAUFEN, Luft & Laune, PIEGA, PIN–UP HOME, Schaffner, Studio Christian Wassmann, Tisca, USM Modular Furniture, Vitra, and 4Spaces ZigZagZurich, capturing the essence of Swiss design by seamlessly blending timeless beauty with modern sensibilities, inviting moments of relaxation and reflection.


Experience breathable textiles synchronized with contemplative sounds and soft furnishings, meticulously crafted to positively impact both body and mind. Fabrics swell and sway to the polyrhythmic soundscape by musician Luc Oggier, mimicking soothing breathing patterns and creating an oasis in the bustling heart of Manhattan.


We celebrated Swiss heritage, design, and innovation in a series of events set in a space to breathe, connect, and reflect. Visitors benefited from the unique opportubity to immerse themselves in BREATHE WITH ME, at WSA NY from May 17 - 23, 2024.

May 16 | 6 - 10 PM                     Press Preview + Opening-Party with DJ SHU-G.
May 19 | 7 - 9 PM                       Listening Performance with James K.
May 17 - 23 | noon - 7 PM       Experience presented for NYCxDESIGN

May 22 | 6 PM  - 8 PM             SWISSNEX x LAUFEN Panel Talk on Spatial Wellbeing. 

Date: May 16 - 23, 2024 for NYCxDESIGN
Location: WSA NY, 161 Water Street, New York
Category: Immersive Experience
Comission for: Swiss Consulate NYC
Concept, Design + Imagery: Annabelle Schneider
Sound: Luc Oggier
Visual Identity: Piera Wolf + Stephanie Specht
Partners: WSA NY, LAUFEN, Luft+Laune, PIEGA, PIN-UP Home, Schaffner AG, Christian Wassmann, Tisca, USM, Vitra, Artek, 4Spaces ZigZagZürich
Event Guides: Dezeen, Designboom, NYCxDESIGN, Top 11 Things to see during NYCxDESIGN 2024, Designlab, Deal Town
Press: Dezeen, SRF Tagesschau, Schweizer Illustrierte, Swissnex Boston, Monocle, PinUp Home, Dezeen Instagram, Swiss Impact USA, ArchiPanic, NoProsceniumSeen Today, IFDM, WSA, NYCxDESIGN and Eventguide NYCxDESIGN, Designlab, Meter Magazin, Fashionsnoops