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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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HARRY ALLEN X ZIGZAGZURICH

Harry Allen is an American industrial and interior designer. 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 Cotton Blanket by Harry Allen X ZigZagZurich

The Bellevue blanket is made from a pattern that is one in a series that Harry Allen appropriated from the buildings of New York City. Most architecture has an internal geometry. The image on the Bellevue blanket was taken at 23rd St and the FDR Drive. It borrows the windows and vents from a building that is part of Bellevue Hospital.

After photographing the buildings, Allen isolates and abstracts features and then creates a repeat from these elements. The designer tries to do as little manipulation as possible, but of course images are not always perfect and patterns need to repeat precisely, so he adjustes them accordingly.

Because they start from photographs, these patterns come laden with information. Bellevue, for instance, is the oldest hospital in the USA, and ‘The Cube,’ as this building is known, was completed in 1974. The building was designed by Pomerance & Breines in association with Katz, Waisman, Weber, Strauss, and Joseph Blumenkranz.

"When I took the image of the building I was only after the texture. I love the varied architectural landscape of New York and the Brutalist façade of the Bellevue Cube, with its coffered windows, caught my eye. However, it has not always been so admired. Despite the critics, I love the pattern it yeiled for this blanket. Cement translated into woven cotton. It speaks of sunlight and pure geometry. It also speaks of all the lives that have passed through the rooms. Most of my NYC building patterns honor the people behind the windows, and that brings my thoughts poetically back to this warm woven blanket, and the comfort it may provide." - Harry Allen 

Who are you?

Harry Allen

Where do you live?

New York City and Bedford, NY. 

What do you do?

I am an Industrial Designer although I have much experience designing interiors and providing creative direction.

Who & what inspires you?

Right now I am fascinated by craft and making. Of course I studied design and love art, but a recent residency at the Haystack Mountain School of craft got me back in touch with my craft roots. I was an avid potter in High School. The craft landscape in the USA was very different then; now it feels very optimistic.

What doesn’t inspire you?

Bad design.

What projects have you been recently working on?

In addition to my designs for ZigZag, I have been working on a line of mass-produced beverage containers. I am a bit of a chameleon, but I really love the promise of industrial design and mass-production; it is so democratic, allowing everyone access to great design.

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

I love all of my babies, but some of my greatest hits are: 

1) The design for the Moss Store, sadly gone, in Soho NY. It was my first independent interior and my systematic cases paired with Murray Moss’s vision made for an amazing retail experience.

2) My ‘Kila’ Lamp for Ikea was my first really mass-market product.

3) The ‘Bank in the Form of a Pig’ made by Areaware, has become an icon.

4) The ‘Bang’ fragrance bottle I designed for Marc Jacobs took my REALITY aesthetic to the masses.

5) I have a special place in my heart for ‘Shed,’ a cedar closet I designed for MatterMade. It like this project takes an architectural element and brings it intop the home.

Where is design & art heading?

I keep hoping that the whole system will break down. That cities will become less important, that we will start manufacturing locally again, and that small pockets of design will spring up with unique perspectives.

What’s wrong with design?

Not enough consumers. 

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

I am usually most influenced by art and design shows I see. I loved the Ettore Sottsass and Come des Garcons shows at the Met last summer, and more recently the David Hockney show, also at the Met, fed my brain.

What artists and designers have inspired you in your lifetime?

I was weaned the work of all of the great 20th century modernists and minimalists. I love Donald Judd and Sol Lewitt and all the great modernists. But that is all past and really I am inspired by whatever is in front of me. I am currently fascinated by the work of the potter, Legardo Tackett, and the last piece of art I bought was by a young textile artist named Samantha Bitman. 

What would be your best destination in the world?

Anywhere for snowboarding. I would like to ride horses in Mongolia. Colombia is probably my next big trip. Antarctica before it all melts.

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

Food, fresh water, and my husband, John.

What is your favourite colour & why?

I definitely do not have a favorite color. I love all colors in different contexts. I am always surprised that people have favorite colors – how does that happen? It feels so arbitrary to me. I mean maybe if you have a certain skin tone you might like the way a color looks next to your skin. But they are all good in the right context. That said, I love Pantone 185 Red, sky blue, dark grey, and leafy green.

 

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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.

FATHER'S DAY GIFT IDEAS by ZigZagZurich

 

"Father's day" is a special day to celebrate your dad and ZigZagZurich reminds you that this day is right around the corner: we are here to help you find the perfect gift!

So take a look at our selection any Dad will totally love!
 
#1 ARTIST COTTON BLANKETS

 

 

In order: Ginza, Flagged, Jingo, Gravity and Jango designed by Michele Rondelli, Sunny Todd and Kapitza.
The Artist Cotton Blanket is the perfect accessory for a summer full of fun & style!
Use it at the beach, on the sofa, at the park for picnics, camping, sporting events. Indoor or outdoor: the choice is yours!

 

#2 BEDDING: Linen & Jeans Collection
Natural Linen bedding yarn dyed in blue melange.
A wonderful mid weight yarn dyed melange linen bedding from our master weaver in Italy. This yarn dyed linen is woven with the two colour yarns to create the melange weave. The vintage wash makes it super soft. A modern yet classical weave.

 

Jeans bedding yarn dyed.
Woven from the finest Egyptian cotton in a unique denim weave. We mix the colours of the yarns when we weave to give it the Denim look for your bed. This development of fabric is pure premium Italian weaving at its best. Lovingly Made In Italy.

#3 BEDSPREAD


4Spaces Bedspread Monte: 94% Egypt. Cotton, 6% Cashmere. Add warmth to the bedroom. #SoCozy!

 

#4 PILLOWS & FLOOR CUSHIONS

 

Our Bonnie & Clyde Wool cushion collection uses an Italian woven recycled wool that is both soft to touch yet extremely durable.

 

#5 HANDLOOM COTTON TOWEL

 

Handloom Turkish Towels Pom Pom for home or outside: bath, beach, park, pool, sofa or bed. The Pom Pom towels are woven on old looms in Turkey. They get softer and softer with age, woven in super thick soft cotton that last for a lifetime.

 

ZigZagZurich x MoonishCo - Brooklyn Heads to Zurich

 ZigZagZurich x MoonishCo - Brooklyn Heads to Zurich

Our latest artist collaboration to be announced is the Brooklyn duo of Moonish.  The work of Matt and Giovanna caught our attention in its simplicity and beauty and how it had been applied within their studio reportage.  Moonish works covers an array of work and applications - from hand crafted wall tiles to lighting, wallpaper and beyond.   The wall tiles and the artwork they create have been featured in the press around the world, recognised by the likes of Architectural Digest, Interior Design magazine and beyond.  The duo current are showing at the Triode Paris show here 

The first items to launch in the ZigZagZurich x Moonish collection are based on two themes of work:  

TAG COLLECTION - STEMMING FROM STUDIO EXPERIMENTS WITH SPRAY PAINT AND PLANT LIFE, THE TAG SERIES DRAWS INSPIRATION FROM STREET ART. PAINT PARTICLES DRIFT ACROSS THE SURFACE, CREATING A LAYERED, ETHEREAL BOTANICAL PORTRAIT.

GRAPH - EVOCATIVE OF BLUEPRINTS, THE GRAPH DESIGN'S GRID LINES CREATE A SUBTLE, DELICATE TEXTURE.  SIMPLE GEOMETRIC PATTERNS COMPLEMENT ANY INTERIOR WITH TIMELESS ELEGANCE

Enjoy the world of Moonish

Who are you ?

Matt Taylor: Musician, designer

Giovanna Masseroni: Visual artist, designer

MoonishCo x ZigZagZurich - Artist Textile Collection Bedding Blankets

Where do you live?

Brooklyn

 ZigZagZurich x Moonish - Tag Collection

What do you do?

Think, make, think…

Who & what inspires you?

Something from the past, an echo, inductive thought by association. Simplicity of lines and materials. Symmetry

MoonishCo x ZigZagZurich - Artist Textile Collection Bedding Blankets

What doesn’t inspire you?

Repetition, routine

What projects have you been recently working on?

We’ve been working mostly with our wall tiles: a restaurant project in Brooklyn, a custom residential building project in Brooklyn, a high end residential project in NY. Developing new ideas and formats for our line

MoonishCo x ZigZagZurich - Artist Textile Collection Bedding Blankets

MoonishCo x ZigZagZurich - Artist Textile Collection Bedding Blankets

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

Matt and I were both into photography at different times in our lives. Moonish expresses a darkroom sensibility in all its designs. Actually our brand name is a reference to Sarah Moon’s work

Where is design & art heading?

Responsibility, reusability, multifunctionality, modularity. Reinventing how people are going to live and work. Thinking in terms of beauty and design on large scale. Art integrated with engineering as a means to redefine the world we live in.

MoonishCo x ZigZagZurich - Artist Textile Collection Bedding Blankets

What’s wrong with design?

Too many new products, with too much repetition. Less objects are needed and those produced must be useful, durable and can be manufactured in a resource efficient, responsible and economical way.

Who do you think are the most innovative designers in recent years?

Jason Miller, Jasper Morrison, Muller Van Severen

MoonishCo x ZigZagZurich - Artist Textile Collection Bedding Blankets

What artists and designers have inspired you in your lifetime?

In no specific order: The Zero movement, Donald Judd, Andy Warhol, Bruno Munari, the Eames, Agnes Martin, Dan Flavin, Anish Kapoor, Massimo & Lella Vignelli

What would be your best destination in the world?

Giovanna: NYC Matt: anywhere Mediterranean Stuck on a desert island,

MoonishCo x ZigZagZurich - Artist Textile Collection Bedding Blankets

Three things that you couldn’t be without?

Red wine, wine opener, music

What is your favourite colour & why ?

Giovanna: Klein blue – it is electrifying Matt:

Green: it’s the color of growth

MoonishCo x ZigZagZurich - Artist Textile Collection Bedding Blankets 

 

Moonish x ZigZagZurich

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