Silk fabrics sprayed with an airbrush, opulently embroidered cushions, colourful objects made of beads or wood: the estate of the Zanolli family is a rare treasure. Under the label Atelier Zanolli, a family business that was entirely women-run by mother Antonietta and her daughters Pia, Lea, and Zoe Zanolli, a fantastic world full of graceful and cheerful products was created. This book, published to coincide with the current exhibition at the Museum für Gestaltung in Zurich, traces the history of Atelier Zanolli, places its work in the context of the development of Zurich and the Swiss textile industry in the first half of the 20th century, and also positions the “Zanolli style” internationally.
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“The Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2021” have been chosen and we are thrilled that Scheidegger & Spiess is among the 23 winners the jury selected from over 400 submissions.
Named among the winners is the four-part volume Swiss Graphic Design Histories—the outcome of a extensive, multiple, and inclusive research by scholars of design history. Edited by Davide Fornari, Robert Lzicar, Sarah Owens, Michael Renner, Arne Scheuermann and Peter J. Scheuermann and designed by Naima Schalcher and Simone Farner.
Congratulations to all those who have contributed to this success!
The exhibition of The Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2021 will be on display at the Helmhaus in Zürich from June 23rd until June 26.
The bookstore Never Stop Reading is located in Zurich's old town, only a few steps from the Kunsthaus, the University, and ETH. The store features a broad range of international publications on architecture, photography, art, and design, as well as a section of general-interest English books. The new spaces can be used for small exhibitions and we'll be hosting a diverse program of book launches, readings, panel discussions . . . We're looking forward to seeing you there!
Have a look at our events agenda: www.neverstopreading.com!
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(Image on the left by Thomas Egli)