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ZIGZAGZURICH ARTIST COTTON BLANKETS COLLECTION 2018

The new ZigZagZurich 2018 Cotton Towels and Blankets Collection adds an exciting new roster of artists from around the globe. From the dynamic work of NYC based artists Liz Collins, Harry Allen, Sarah Parke and Mark Barrow to the Swiss dream team of Moiré.

The new Collection is inspired by art and graphics – from Pop Art to Bauhaus movement, spray paint effects, clear & bold stripes and geometric overlapping. The shapes and the colours of the collection express the power of creativity with no limits, translated into textiles. ZigZagZurich creates art, for home and around, to live.

ZigZagZurich collaborates with artists and designers, both established and new, on unique collections transformed into textiles under the direction of creative director Michele Rondelli and the founders of ZigZagZurich.

Our next roster of artists in addition to our existing roster of talents includes:

Sarah Parke & Mark Barrow are New York based artists. With backgrounds in textiles and painting, their work manifests in a number of forms and has been widely exhibited in galleries and institutions in the US and Europe. Some of the art pieces are created by staining plain linen, which is then dethreaded and rewoven into two paintings (one wrap-derived; the other weft-derived) with completely new patterns.

"Unafraid" by Sarah Parke & Mark Borrow

Harry Allen (born 1964) is an American industrial and interior designer. Originally from New Jersey, Allen attended Alfred University and later Pratt Institute, where he received a master’s degree in Industrial Design. In 1993, he founded Harry Allen Design, located in New York City’s East Village. Allen has designed furniture, lighting, products and interiors for a variety of international clients. Notable designs include the interior of the design store Moss, the Reality line for Areaware, including the Bank in the Form of a Pig and the bottle for Marc Jacob’s Bang perfume. His work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Museum of Art and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

"Bellevue NYC" by Harry Allen 

Moiré is a Zurich based Graphic Design Studio founded in 2000 by Marc Kappeler, Simon Trüb and Dominik Huber. They work in the fields of editorial design, visual identity and type design. For the last few years Moiré was designing various projects for museums, architects and magazines from London to Moscow. Moiré has won several awards and gets frequently recognized in various area such as medias and exhibitions. Some of Moiré typefaces are published by GrilliType.

"Join Me" by Moiré

Michele Rondelli is a Swiss born interior architect educated in Switzerland and in Paris, France. He then worked for major architectural and design companies in the U.S. and Asia. His tasteful design approach and unique sense for Zeitgeist can be found in many international private projects but also in the public segment. Since 2015 he was appointed as the Creative Director for ZigZagZurich and 4Spaces, two innovative and leading textile brands headquartered in Zurich Switzerland.

"X Marks the Spot" by Michele Rondelli 

Sophie Probst, a recent graduate from the Stuttgart Academy of Fine Art, has a long-standing fascination with traditional weaving and drawing, mixed with modern pattern design and coloration work. Her designs are a celebration of colour and freedom, with intricate detail that covers broad spectrums of interest. Her travels in Asia and Europe have inspired her work to mix cultures.

"Modernista" by Michele Rondelli & Sophie Probst 

Liz Collins is an artist and designer living in Brooklyn, NY. Employing a range of natural to synthetic materials, incorporating vivid colours, dynamic patterns, emphasizing textures and inventive structures, Collins enjoys pushing the limits and doing the unexpected across the spectrum of textile media. Her artworks surround the viewer in vibrating colour fields to explore the boundaries between painting, fiber arts and installation. The cacophonic play of optics, texture, colour and scale, recreates her wavering experience of the world as a place of stupendous wonder and cosmic energy.

"Bang!" by Liz Collins

 

LIZ COLLINS X ZIGZAGZURICH

Liz Collins is an artist and designer living in Brooklyn, NY. Employing a range of natural to synthetic materials, incorporating vivid colours, dynamic patterns, emphasizing textures and inventive structures, Collins enjoys pushing the limits and doing the unexpected across the spectrum of textile media. Her artworks surround the viewer in vibrating colour fields to explore the boundaries between painting, fiber arts and installation. The cacophonic play of optics, texture, colour and scale, recreates her wavering experience of the world as a place of stupendous wonder and cosmic energy.

Who are you?

An artist.

Where do you live?

Brooklyn, NY.

What do you do?

Make art, friends, projects, and travel.

Who & what inspires you?

I love life and people and culture and nature. Basically being alive inspires me and my relationships with friends and lovers are as inspiring as the work of so many creative people past and present. I am often inspired by film and music and design and think a lot about energy and emotions.

What doesn’t inspire you?

Stress, political corruption, extreme violence, bad smells.

What projects have you been recently working on?

Lots of textile works, a big installation at a Queer bookstore in NYC that has a portrait show with over 90 Queer artists. I just did an art fair in March with my gallery in NYC and people loved the work. I’m having a solo show in September there so starting to envision that.

What projects in your lifetime have the most significance in both of your work?

The installations I did at the New Museum last year and at the Tang Museum 2015-2017. They were both large scale projects - immersive environments that provided space for people to linger and relax while taking in lots of art.

Where is design & art heading?

New places always.

What’s wrong with design?

Nothing. I do think that the art world could do a better job of acknowledging the design world and the robust intersections there.

Who do you think are the most influential artists & designers in recent years?

Artists: Kerry James Marshall, Yayoi Kusama, Kara Walker, Eva Hesse and Louise Bourgeois are always influential. Designers: India Mahdavi, Rei Kawakubo, Patricia Urquiola, Etorre Sotsass, Nathalie Du Pasquier.

What artists and designers have inspired you in your lifetime?

Jean Paul Gaultier, Issey Miyake, Junichi Arai, Janine Antoni, Andrea Zittel, Agnes Martin, Bridget Riley, Aligheiro Boetti, Gunta Stozl, Sol LeWitt, Lenore Tawney, Nick Cave, Anne Wilson.

What would be your best destination in the world?

Tahiti or some other exquisite tropical island.

Stuck on a desert island, three things that you couldn’t do without?

Scissors, Rope, Wine.

What is your favourite colour & why?

Red- it’s powerful.

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