Patrick John Buchecker
CEO | Interior Architect
(B.Sc. Industrial Design)
How long have you been working for Dobas AG?
I've 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 College of Design in La Tour-de-Peilz, in Switzerland, and Pasadena, California, where I earned a bachelor’s degree. In 1999, I acquired a Swiss Federal Diploma of higher vocational education as a marketing planner. From 1995 to 1999, I co-owned a design agency in Zurich, where I mainly designed trade fair booths and retail spaces. Afterwards, I worked for two years in the areas of furniture development and furniture trade for the European market. Before coming to Dobas, I worked as an interior designer in the retail sector and on international trade fair projects.
What are your main tasks as the CEO?
I’m in charge of the company’s strategy and operations, and I oversee customer relationship management. 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 also helps me broaden my horizons.
What materials make your senses tingle?
Generally speaking, a material has to appeal to all my senses. I’m most fascinated by materials that are not purely industrially produced; that still show the human factor. I’m equally excited by the idea of using existing materials in new applications thanks to a new processing method or composition.
What is lying around your desk that might seem unnecessary to others but is important to you and your motiviation?
The moon rocket from «Destination Moon», one of the «The Adventures of Tintin» books.
Which room in your home would you like to redesign? And what ideas would you bring to life in that space?
I must admit that I am continuously redesigning our home. I have new ideas every day!
What fills you with joy and pride in your professional life?
One thing that comes to mind is the feeling I get when our team is working very well together and everybody wants to achieve the same goal.
What brings you joy in your personal life?
It’s a gift to see our sons growing up, to be there for them through the highs and lows, and to help them as they find their way into the professional world.
Blog posts by Patrick Buchecker
A towering shopfront
We are currently hard at work on a multifaceted project in the Al Nakheel Mall in Dammam. It involves, among other things, a shopfront that is almost ten metres tall. But its scale is not its only remarkable quality.Mehr erfahren
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.Mehr erfahren
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.Mehr erfahren
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.Mehr erfahren