Patrick John Buchecker
CEO | Interior Architect
(B.Sc. Industrial Design)
How long have you been working for Dobas AG?
I have been working for Dobas since January 2007.
Where did your professional journey take you prior to your current position?
From 1991 to 1994 I studied Industrial Design at the ArtCenter Collage of Design in La Tour-de-Peilz and Pasadena and earned a bachelor’s degree. 1999 I acquired the federal certificate of higher vocational education as marketing planner. Also in the 90ies, from 1995 to 1999, I was co-owner of a design agency in Zurich, where I designed trade fair booths and retail spaces, among other things. Afterwards I worked two years in the areas of furniture development and furniture trade for the European market. Prior to my position at Dobas I worked as interior designer for retail and international trade fair projects.
What are your main tasks in your role as CEO?
I am running the company, operational and strategical. Furthermore, I am responsible for customer care. I also contribute to concepts and to the development of projects. Developing visions is part of my function as CEO too.
How do you stay informed and, more importantly, inspired?
I regularly read professional journals in the areas of fashion, design and architecture. Travelling helps also to broaden my horizon.
What materials make your senses tingle?
Basically, a material must be appealing to all my senses. I am most fascinated by materials which haven’t been solely produced industrially and which still show the human factor. Equally interesting to me are existing materials which can be used for further applications thanks to a new way of processing or a new composition of the ingredients.
What is lying around your desk that might seem unnecessary to others but is important to you and crucial for staying motivated?
The lunar rocket from the story «Destination Moon», one of the «The Adventures of Tintin».
Which room in your home would you like to re-design and re-decorate? And what ideas would you bring to life in that space?
I must admit that I am continuously re-designing our home. My head creates new ideas on a daily basis!
Speaking of your job, what makes you happy and proud?
For example, to feel a project team working together very well and to see that all employees are pursuing the same target.
What brings you joy in your private life?
It’s a gift to see our sons growing up, to walk with them through highs and lows and to support them while they’re approaching the working world.
Blog posts by Patrick Buchecker
Added Value for Shop Designs thanks to Virtual Reality
With Virtual Reality (VR) the next generation of visualization possibilities is in the starting blocks. Dobas CEO Patrick Buchecker explains how VR works and the opportunities it offers.More
Implementation of shopfitting concept in Lisbon
In addition to its own creations, Dobas also implements third-party shop fitting concepts. Last year Dobas was able to realise an impressive boutique for the retailer Torres Joalheiros on Lisbon's luxury mile.More
Store concepts after Corona
What impact will the corona pandemic have on shop concepts? On hospitality design? On the design of an exhibition stand? – Dobas’ CEO Patrick Buchecker has outlined possible scenarios.More