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In addition to the playful art, Zurich’s artistic community is also interested in clear design. The Museum of Design is certainly a place where lovers of design can get their money’s worth.

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August 2017
CHF12

Design Studio: Processes

25 August 2017 - 7 October 2018
Museum für Gestaltung, Pfingstweidstrasse 96, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

How is a chair, a lamp, or a typeface developed? How do designers approach the design process? What kind of cultural and social relevance does design have? The Museum für Gestaltung is launching the Design Studio as a place for active examination, where current and historical design themes can be discussed and tested by visitors themselves. By focusing on processes, the museum presents the contexts in design through exemplary models, projects, and designs, and illustrates the procedures in both design…

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October 2017
CHF12

The Happy Show – Stefan Sagmeister

28 October 2017 - 11 March 2018
Museum für Gestaltung, Pfingstweidstrasse 96, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

What is happiness, who can find it, and what can we do for our personal luck? New York-based graphic designer and typographer Stefan Sagmeister has intensively investigated these big questions. “The Happy Show” presents the results of his personal research into happiness. Highly emotional information graphics, video documents of his individual experiments, or installations that visitors can participate in: the Austrian designer’s sensual image worlds encourage the public to increase their own feeling of happiness. With handwritten comments left on…

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November 2017
Free

Learning to Draw – From Artist’s Training to Aesthetic Education since 1500

8 November - 23 December
Graphische Sammlung ETH Zürich, Rämistrasse 101, 8092 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

In the final exhibition during the jubilee year to mark the 150th anniversary of the Graphische Sammlung ETH Zürich, the collection is being made available to a group of students from Zurich University, who will create an exhibition and exhibition catalogue on the subject of “Drawing Lessons – From Artist’s Training to Aesthetic Education since 1500”. The historical angle, which focuses on the teaching of drawing until about 1800, is contrasted with current methods at the ETH Zürich. This will…

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The poster – between analog and digital

16 November - 28 November
F+F Schule für Kunst und Design, Flurstrasse 89, Zürich, 8047 Switzerland + Google Map

The poster - between analog and digital Thu 16. to Tue 28. November Exhibition in the foyer of the F + F Today graphic design is in the area of ​​conflict between analog and digital design techniques and means of production. The moving image increasingly finds its way into the field of activity of visual designers. Based on different poster projects from the degree program, the exhibition spans an arc. At Dafi Kühne, the process encompasses everything from the conception…

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April 2018
CHF23

Fashion Drive

20 April 2018 - 15 July 2018
Kunsthaus, Heimplatz 1, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Fashion drive? Fashion is both drive and dilemma at the same time, but above all an indicator of the change in its time. This exhibition bends over 500 years of fashion history in the mirror of art: How did artists react to extreme phenomena such as slitmode, shame caps, crinolines or tuxedos? Georg Simmel describes it in "philosophy of fashion" as follows: "Life according to fashion is a mixture of destroying and building." Fashion is both an economic factor and…

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