Artist Wool Blankets Collection 2021
The new ZigZagZurich 2021 Wool Blanket Collection adds an exciting new roster of artists from around the globe: Dutch visual artist Jacco Bunt, UK artist Jo Hummel and New York based artist Sanem Oezdogan.
“Field” by Jo Hummel and “Meandering” by Roland Schär are 1:1 blankets made from the original paintings.
“Field” was created using large sheets of painted paper, which the artist cut into shapes, flipped and rearranged until a visual balance was reached.
“Meandering” finds its roots in travels through space, colors and cultures. It shares smoothness and comfort, meandering in life with love.
The word “Sasso”, from Studio Surface Service’s blanket, means stone in Italian. It comes from an idea and an image in the shape of a blanket. “I’m interested in a stone’s firmness and its weight; its place in the bed of a river or at the forest’s edge. This says something to me about belonging, about subtleness – which are things I think about when I apply colors. I aim to make them belong; I aim to make them saturated and clear in both their visual weight and final expression” – Mara Tschudi, Studio Surface Service
The "Aster" blanket by Sanem Oezdogan was inspired by the Aster flower and its origin in mythology. According to the story the Goddess Virgo was so upset about the lack of stars in the sky that she started to cry - her tears touched different places on earth and Asters sprouted. The artwork is a minimalistic interpretation of this story.
“Stain” by Michele Rondelli is a joyful study about discoloration and distinguishment from the medium it is found upon. With liquids in mind, Rondelli uses the yarn itself in soft colours to intentionally stain the canvas to create an unique artistic effect.
“The Flower” blanket by Jacco Bunt is inspired by the traditional still life paintings to tell a story with everyday objects translated into different mediums, in search for the boundaries within this strict concept of what can be visualized and must be repeated.
“Decorative” blanket also by Bunt is a minimalistic story of modern day folklore, traditional beliefs, stories of a community passed through the generations by word of mouth. The figurative elements create a narrative on the blanket which the user can emerge itself in.
“Gate” by Celine Cornu is the new addition to our existing Bauhaused Blankets Collection. Geometric patterns decorated in bright colours, celebrate one of the most important movement of architecture, art and design of the whole 20th century.
Celine Cornu is a French textile designer. She completed her Master in textile design and surface materials at the Lille Higher School of Applied Arts and Textile. Passionate about noble and innovative materials, Celine likes to make links between traditional materials and unexpected textures such as silicone, plaster or optic fiber. Her work is inspired by the colors and the line details of Moroccan art. For she has partnered with Berber weavers for whom she created carpet designs with saturated colors and geometric shapes.
Jacco Bunt is a Dutch visual artist. He studied illustration at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam and is now working between Berlin, Germany and The Netherlands. His work is characterised by the use of minimalistic interpretation of reality, a balanced composition and overwhelming use of color. These elements are the basis in all his work. Heavily influenced by Dutch design he plays with known structures and tries to re-invent himself every time again. Within the construction of the compositions he likes to play with everyday surroundings such as traditional still life or architectural elements. He uses them to create a narrative and a connection between the viewer and the images.
Jo Hummel studied at the Royal College of Art in London. Her works are represented by galleries in London, Malmo and New York. She has exhibited extensively, with artworks included in both public and private collections and she has a growing international collector base. Hummel's work is characterized by a painted and paper collaged surface on which she employs spontaneous variations of space, color and form. Although her painting collages are physically engaged and materially driven the context is purposefully anthropological and Hummel’s works are informed by human habits and behavior, with a particular interest in determinism and freewill just as much as formal concerns. The nature of collage is that throughout its creation a work is in constant flux. The artist must negotiate the canvas by rearranging, choosing and adjusting, often over long periods and having explored hundreds, even thousands of the infinite possible outcomes. In this way the creative process itself is as significant as the final outcome.
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.
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 in public institutions and private galleries. 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: rhythms, colors and textures are combined in a game of proportions. The shapes of the colors meet and connect from side to side of the fabric in a free and spontaneous painting movement.
Studio Surface Service by Mara Tschudi is at times figurative, at times abstract but always in a flow: Mara Tschudi creates compositions that can be called fluid. With her prints and patterns the designer creates backpacks, facades, interiors, and more. Tschudi who calls her play with shapes and colors a love affair, works intuitively and process-oriented as well as for well-known customers such as Odlo, Kjus, Monocle and Eastpak, among others. In 2016, she set up her own design office Studio Surface Service, in Zurich.Senem Oezdogan’s practice includes painting, fiber art and drawing. Working with different materials allows her to discuss formal qualities on different surfaces. She received her M.A. from the Ludwig-Maximilian-University of Munich, Germany and is a graduate of FIT, New York. Her work has been shown in solo and group shows nationally and internationally (Platform Projects, Cooler Gallery, The Curator Gallery, PULSE Contemporary) and is included in several public and private collections. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
The Climb by Celine Cornu
Gate by Celine Cornu
The Flower by Jacco Bunt
Decorative by Jacco Bunt
Field by Jo Hummel
Dye by Michele Rondelli
Love by Michele Rondelli
Patchwork color yellow & turquoise by Michele Rondelli
Patchwork color black & white by Michele Rondelli
Stain by Michele Rondelli
Meandering by Roland Schär
Aster by Sanem Oezdogan
Echo by Sanem Oezdogan
Sasso by Studio Surface Service