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JEAN-PAUL BATH
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Paolo RAIS

Contact : Via Risciana, 8 CH 6925 Gentilino - Suisse

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paolo.rais@ticino.com
 
Civil engineer (with intellectual curiosity)

After graduating in civil engineering and taking a post-graduate diploma in environment engineering in Lausanne in 1977, I worked as a construction project head in various fields in which I came up against different sets of problems linked to techniques, people and countries.
This experience opened my horizons and enabled me to find non-conventional solutions, unsuspected at first sight, to the various questions I was faced with.
For example, because of my experience of ’solitude’ while sitting at a table during official banquets (marriage receptions, for instance), when I would have liked to talk with a lot of other guests rather than stay in my place a table for 8 people, I tried to find an ’engineer’s solution’ to this common psycho-sociological problem. This led to my inventing (and patenting) the ’dynamic’ table.
In order to be sure that it worked I built a real prototype and tried it out at Lugano with a number of people in a restaurant ; everyone liked it and this encouraged me in pushing to have it mass-produced. To this end I set up a web site www.dynamicmeetings.com and with the help of a graphic artist developed the logo that symbolizes meeting and interaction with ’other people’.


la table dynamique

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