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100 Years of Swiss Design

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"100 Years of Swiss Design" offers a new perspective of Switzerland's achievements in furniture and product design. The book presents the essential historical designs in chronological sequence, from the regional roots of the early days around 1900 to the globalized network of today. Thirty essays by known experts shed light on themes typical of their times in word and image. Besides the design process, manufacturing techniques, distribution, and reception, the changing roles of the designer-from mediator between form and function, entrepreneur, social worker, to branding architect-are examined. Featuring one hundred key works from the "Designsammlung", the world's largest collection of Swiss design, this reference work is the first to present and discuss a comprehensive show of Swiss designers' achievements, from the anonymous to the famous.With essays by the editors and Claude Enderle, Meret Ernst, Fredi Fischli, Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, Sebastian Hackenschmidt, Christof Kübler, Peter Lepel, Claude Lichtenstein, Anne-Claire Schumacher, Christina Sonderegger, Klaus Spechtenhauser, Stanislaus von Moos, and Sophie Wirth-Brentini.

About the author

Renate Menzi ist Kuratorin der Designsammlung des Museum für Gestaltung Zürich und Assistentin am Lehrstuhl für bildnerisches Gestalten an der ETH Zürich. Sie lehrt, publiziert und forscht im Bereich Design und ist seit 2009 Mitglied der Designkommission des Bundesamts für Kultur.

Arthur Rüegg, born 1942, has an architectural firm in Zurich and is a professor of architecture and construction at the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich). He conducts research and publishes on contemporary Swiss architecture as well as construction, color, and furnishings in classical modernism.

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"100 Years of Swiss Design" offers a new perspective of Switzerland’s achievements in furniture and product design. The book presents the essential historical designs in chronological sequence, from the regional roots of the early days around 1900 to the globalized network of today. Thirty essays by known experts shed light on themes typical of their times in word and image. Besides the design process, manufacturing techniques, distribution, and reception, the changing roles of the designer—from mediator between form and function, entrepreneur, social worker, to branding architect—are examined. Featuring one hundred key works from the "Designsammlung", the world’s largest collection of Swiss design, this reference work is the first to present and discuss a comprehensive show of Swiss designers’ achievements, from the anonymous to the famous.

With essays by the editors and Claude Enderle, Meret Ernst, Fredi Fischli, Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, Sebastian Hackenschmidt, Christof Kübler, Peter Lepel, Claude Lichtenstein, Anne-Claire Schumacher, Christina Sonderegger, Klaus Spechtenhauser, Stanislaus von Moos, and Sophie Wirth-Brentini.

Product details

Authors Christian Brandle, Renate Menzi, Museum Fur Gestaltung Zurich, Arthur Ruegg
Assisted by Christian Brändle (Editor), Renate Menzi (Editor), Museum für Gestaltung Zürich (Editor), Museum für Gestaltung Zürich (Editor), Arthur Rüegg (Editor)
Publisher Lars Müller Publishers, Zürich
 
Languages English
Product format Hardback
Released 01.02.2015
 
EAN 9783037784419
ISBN 978-3-0-3778441-9
No. of pages 376
Dimensions 221 mm x 329 mm x 29 mm
Weight 2148 g
Illustrations 700 Abb.
Subjects Humanities, art, music > Art > Interior design, design

Schweiz : Kunst, Design : Bildbände, Monographien, Zürich (Stadt) : Kunst, Swissness, Möbelgestaltung, auseinandersetzen

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