100 years of Bauhaus

The year 2019 marks the centenary of the founding of the Bauhaus, one of the 20th century most influential cultural movements. 

The German art school was founded in Weimar by Walter Gropius in 1919 and it moved to Dessau first and then to Berlin. Although the Bauhaus was closed because of the Nazis in 1933, its ideas continued to spread all over the world along with emigrating Bauhaus members to Switzerland, Israel, USA and other countries. 

The intention of the Bauhaus school was to reunite the arts that were previously separated in the academies in order to arrive at contemporary forms of art and architecture. The Bauhaus style became very influential in modern design, art, architecture, graphic design, interior design and typography. 

In occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, Michele Rondelli & Sophie Probst continued the series of "Bauhaused Blankets", now available also in cotton. Geometric patterns declined in bright colours, celebrate one of the most important movement of architecture, art and design of the whole 20th century. 


Romano Hänni X ZigZagZurich

Signs & Symbols 
Romano Hänni is a Swiss artist and typographer, experimenting with unusual composition of symbols since 1980s. The bedding "Words make the infinite finite" is the textile translation of Hänni's book hand printed in black, red and blue ink. Romano Hänni can be considered a master of visual poetry. Although language can be explanatory, he believes that only signs and symbols evoke notions. Without signs or symbols, even the most modern of world views becomes impoverished. 
"Words make the infinite finite" bedding by Romano Hänni
Production process of the book "Words make the infinite finite": from the first hand sketch to the hand composing of the printing forms in lead and brass lines to the printing on the hand proofing press.

Roland Schär X ZigZagZurich

Roland Schär
Rhythms, Colours and Textures
Roland Schär is a visual artist and designer born in Zurich, Switzerland. He studied art history in Zurich and Paris and painting in Toulouse, France. His work has been shown in many exhibitions in Europe and Asia. Since 2007 he teaches graphics and textile design at the National School of Decorative Arts (ENSAD) in Paris, where he is also Head of the textile department since 2012. Schär's work shows the reminiscence of landscapes seen and materials observed: rythms, colors and textures are combined in a game of proportions. The shapes of the colours meet and connect from side to side of the fabric in a free and spontaneous painting movement. 
Panoramas bedding by Roland Schär
PANORAMAS bedding by Roland Schär
Strokes bedding by Roland Schär
STROKES bedding by Roland Schär
Waves bedding by Roland Schär
WAVES bedding by Roland Schär
Roland Schär studio

Artist Wool Blankets Collection FW 18/19

The new ZigZagZurich Artist Wool Blankets Collection adds an exciting new roaster of artists from around the globe. From the experimental work of Mexico based artist Daniel Barreto to the Swiss works of Michele Rondelli and Sophie Probst. The new Collection is inspired by art & graphics - from Pop Art to Bauhaus, spray paint effects, clear and bold stripes and geometric overlapping. The new "twisted yarns" give a unique melange effect.

Sol Entre Ondas by Daniel Barreto

Gunta by Sophie Probst & Michele Rondelli 

Ombre by Michele Rondelli

Heroes by Michele Rondelli 

A faux pas by Sophie Probst

Checkmate by Michele Rondelli 

A melange by Michele Rondelli 

Bauhaused 3 by Michele Rondelli 

Bauhaused 4 by Michele Rondelli 

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