Paillard-S.A.-Hermes-Baby-typewryter-1938

Antonio-Vitali-Wooden-Fox-1944

FellerAG-Tumbler-Switch-1948

Willy-Guhl-Scobalit-Chair-1948

Willy-Guhl-Beach-Chair-1954

“100 Years of Swiss Design” is the opening exhibition held in the Schaudepot, new seat of the Museum für Gestaltung of Zurich, and at the same time the first showing on this very broad scale of the achievements of Swiss design.

A light switch, seating or sneakers – design from Switzerland has always been regarded as honest, precise, unfussy and user- friendly. This look at one hundred years of design history leads along locally anchored traditions to the design approaches of modernism and the tasks currently facing a globally networked generation of designers. With more than 800 objects from the Design Collection, the largest collection of Swiss design world-wide, the opening exhibition in the Schaudepot presents the first comprehensive show of Swiss design achievements. Everyday objects as well as iconic pieces of furniture by Le Corbusier, Max Bill, Hans Bellmann or Willy Guhl are shown in the form of sketches, prototypes, models, advertising films and photographs, opening up new perspectives of Switzerland as a design country.

 

100 Years of Swiss Design

27.09.2014 – 08.02.2015
Tue-Sun 10am-5pm,
Wed 10am-8pm
Schaudepot, Toni-Areal, Pfingstweidstr. 96