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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

Julia Heuer X ZigZagZurich

Dynamic prints and artisanal plissé

Julia Heuer is best known for her dynamic prints and artisanal handmade plissé which she creates for her fashion brand Julia Heuer sold worldwide in the most exclusive stores. Heuer’s work is characterized by a playful mix of bold patterns and vibrant colours. She creates unique prints for various fashion houses such as Christian Dior, Comme des Garçons, Calvin Klein and others. Most recently, Heuer was awarded the prestigious Swiss Design Prize in 2016 for her collection Adobe Indigo. For ZigZagZurich she designed stunning beddings that present brilliant color gradients, lighting effects, smooth and organic shapes in a perfect aesthetic dialogue.

Morena bedding by Julia Heuer

MORENA bedding by Julia Heuer

Sobros bedding by Julia Heuer

SOBROS bedding by Julia Heuer

Julia Heuer

Summer 2018 Artist Bedding Collection

 

"The 1973 Print" by Amelia Graham

Textile designer Amelia Graham lives in London with her husband and two small sons. Her work crosses the fields of fashion, art, and interiors and shows her deep interest in geometrics and arithmetic that led to the launch of her label in 2014. A graduate of Chelsea College of Art and Design, her prints now grace the catwalks of ready-to-wear designers and high street fashion labels and adorn the interiors of boutique hotels and private clients. Free and measured rhythms, nods to brutalist architecture, African textiles and post-modernism, encapsulated in signature prints on fabric, cushions, scarves and now new also on bedding for ZigZagZurich.

"Venn" by Sarah Parke & Mark Barrow

Mark Barrow & Sarah Parke first collaborated in 2008 with a painting exhibited in Barrow's first solo exhibition at White Columns in New York. Parke then began weaving the fabric for all of Barrow's subsequent paintings. As the textiles became increasingly complex and as weaving's logic became the conceptual framework that linked their diverse interests, it became harder to differentiate where one or the other's ideas began or ended. They live and work in Queens, New York. "Venn" is a translation of their artistic method into digital printing. Only magenta, yellow and blue were used in print. Depending on the placement of the dots stunning optical color mixtures are created.

"Monday" by Sarah Parke & Mark Barrow

"Interferences" by Laura Knoops

Laura Knoops is a French-Belgian designer, working and experimenting in all visual areas, mainly graphic design and video. She pushes the boundaries of visual fields by mixing techniques and mediums. Graduated in 2012 with a degree in Graphic design at the ESAAT (Roubaix, FR), she studied at the ESAA Duperré and the ESAIG Estienne in Paris. After a semester abroad in Fashion and branding at the AMFI in Amsterdam, she got her graphic education and training in Berlin within the wonderful studio BANK™. 

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.

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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