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Criss & Cross: Design from Switzerland 1860-2007 [Hardcover]

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From Le Corbusier to the Helvetica font, Switzerland has produced some of the most influential product and graphic design of the twentieth century. This sleek volume collects the best examples spanning from the early twentieth century (tiny slippers with pom-poms attached, made for little girls in the 1930s) to 2007 (Peter Muller's most recent avant garde fashion collection). One chapter is devoted to things that are "Small and Beautiful," like a 1926 pocket watch by Movado or the 2006 MX Revolution Logitech computer mouse, while others collect "Tiny Helpers" like the series of Swiss bank notes produced in 1997. In "Up to the Mountains" we find snowboards, chalets, avalanche dogs and other high-design rescue equipment, and in "The Longsellers," we get to classics like the Swiss army knife, an iconic vegetable peeler and Le Corbusier's famous LC1 1928 armchair. An extremely sexy book packed with great visuals and truly pertinent information.

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Pages   176
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.29" Width: 7.32" Height: 0.71"
Weight:   1.49 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jul 1, 2007
Publisher   La Bibliotheque des Arts
ISBN  2884531343  
ISBN13  9782884531344  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Produkt Designer FrA(c)dA(c)ric Dedelley, 1964 geboren. Seit 2001 Dozent an der HGK Basel, Abteilung Innenarchitektur. Arbeitet unter anderem fA1/4r: Burri AG Public Elements, Classicon, Dornbracht, Driade, Fluidum, Lehni, Milus, Mudac Lausanne, Museum fA1/4r Gestaltung ZA1/4rich, wireworks, wogg.

Ariana Pradal, 1975geboren. Studierte Design an der Hochschule fA1/4r Gestaltung und Kunst in ZA1/4rich. Sie arbeitet als Journalistin und Ausstellungsmacherin zu den Themen Design, Architektur und Kunsthandwerk im In- und Ausland. LehrauftrAge an der Hochschule fA1/4r Gestaltung und Kunst ZA1/4rich und Basel. Sie hat ein eigenes BA1/4ro in ZA1/4rich, wo sie auch lebt.

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