The Alps are the last real wilderness in Europe. Within the Alps there live 13 million Europeans. For even more they are a lovely place to spent their free-time and vacation. This work, consists of two parts. One theoretical the other practical. In the Essay „The Alps – perceptions of a landscape“ the question should be answered how the image of the alps changed over the centuries from the time the first humans arrived in the Alps to nowadays mass-tourism. In the practical part the geological principles of the creation of the alps are translated to manufacture and design. The goal is a chair-design naturally grown like the Alps.