Design Miami/ Art Basel 2021

The international art fair Design Miami/ took place this year from 20-26 September 2021 as part of Art Basel. It is a place for special collectibles. Galleries and exhibitors from all over the world present mainly pieces of furniture, art objects and lighting of the 20th and 21st century.

The I.I. Basel Chapter is pleased to have established collaboration with the outstanding Gallery Erik Thomsen from New York. The first collaboration took place in 2019, the report is here. Erik Thomsen’s stand focuses on the presentation of Japanese bamboo baskets. You can check out the first images here.


Mishō-ryū workshops 2021

Sissach, September – November 2021
On three Saturdays in the second half of 2021, the Mishō-ryū will offer workshops in Sissach. Each workshop will be held on a seasonal theme. The workshops are open to participants with and without previous experience. Individual workshops or all workshops can be attended:

* Advent: Saturday 27 Nov, instructor Ursula Göldi

Location: Ikebana Misho Schule, Gewerbestrasse 10, Sissach 4450
Time: 10:00-12:30
Cost: CHF 65.00 including plant material
Bring along: if possible Ikebana bowl with Kenzan, Ikebana scissors, plastic mat.


I.I. Geneva Chapter exhibition Musée Ariana

The Ikebana International Geneva Chapter, in collaboration with the Musée Ariana, presented an exhibition on Japanese floral art from 1 to 3 October 2021.

Date: Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm

Free entry

Location: Musée Ariana
Avenue de la Paix 10, Geneva 1202

Bus 5-8-11-20-22-28-F
Tram 15
Léman Express stop Genève-Sécheron
Parking Nations


Fantasy Basel – The Swiss Comic Con 2021

The exciting Fantasy Basel – The Swiss Comic Con fair took place from 8-10 October 2021 in the halls of Messe Basel. It is the largest convention for pop culture in Switzerland and probably the most diverse in Europe with over 60,000 m2 of exhibition space. Creative makers and fans celebrate the fascination of creativity and fantasy together for three days in real and imaginary worlds with a unique spectacle featuring stars, artists, cosplayers, film and TV studios, action zones, exhibitions, retailers, fan groups and thousands of visitors.

We are happy to announce that the I.I. Basel Chapter had been invited for the first time with its own booth.


Ikenobo Zurich Study Group exhibition Luzern

Respect for Nature – Respect for Life

8/9 October 2021 Ikebana exhibition by Prof. Regi Bockhorni

Location: Concept Store Gabriela W.
Alpenstrasse 1/Side Töpferstrasse, Lucerne 6004

8.10: 12.00-18.00 h (Live demos: 13h and 17h)
9.10: 10:00-17:00 h (Live demos: 11h and 14h)


Ikenobo Zurich Study Group exhibition Arlesheim

Respect for Nature – Respect for Life

19-20 November 2021 Ikebana exhibition with live demonstration by Prof. Regi Bockhorni and Patrick Rapp

Location: Trotte Arlesheim
Ermitagestrasse 19, Arlesheim 4144

19.11: 15.00-20.00 h
20.11: 10:00-17:00 h


I.I. Basel Chapter 1st Stammtisch

On Thursday, 16 September 2021, the 1st regulars’ table (Stammtisch) of the Basel Chapter took place in the Schützenhaus in Basel. The topic was “Mini-no-Hana” (極小の花) – very small Ikebana. The regulars’ table takes place on the 3rd Thursday of each month and starts at 6.00 pm. The regulars’ table includes a small programme for about 1 hour, before we have dinner together afterwards.

Mini-no-Hana is a tiny arrangement no larger than 15x15x15cm. Five different materials are used to make colourful arrangements in small containers such as vases, Schnapps glasses, tins, sugar bowls, etc. Small flowers, delicate flowers, and other small objects are used. Small flowers, fine grasses and tiny leaves are used, which are normally too small for Ikebana. The cheerful mini-no-hana is placed on a small base made of paper, wood, glass, mirror or fabric, making the whole thing look very cute.

Location: Restaurant Schützenhaus, Schützenmattstrasse 56, Basel (parking is available and the bus stop “Schützenhaus” is vis à vis and accessible by tram 1 or 8 from Basel Bahnhof SBB and bus 33, 34 and 48).

Date: Thursday, 16 September 2021

Time: 18:00 – followed by dinner together

Instructor: Regula Maier, Mishō-ryū

Brought along: two to three small containers with a suitable base and, if possible, various plant material from the garden, wayside, potted plants, but only a few and only short, small stems. I.I. will provide some material. With many plants brought along we would like to create a colourful mixture of small flower arrangements.

Dinner: Everyone stayed for a small dinner so that we could chat a bit.

We adhered to the guidelines of the FOPH in force at that time. For this reason, registration was required for all guests. The 3G rule (vaccinated/genetically tested) applied.


DJG demonstration with Karin Herzog

Orangerie im Schlosspark Bad Säckingen, 18 September 2021, Time: 19:00-20:30
Karin Herzog, Vice-President of Ikebana International Chapter Basel and board member of DJG Bad
Säckingen-Nagai, explained the basic principles of Ikebana in theory and practice and gave practical demonstrations of styles.
Attendance at the event was free of charge.

More information is here.