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