DESIGNsuisse explores the revered simplicity of modern Swiss design through a unique compilation of images and critical essays on the best current designers. – No longer available from Scheidegger & Spiess. Please order from Lars Müller Publishers.


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Title Information

Edited by Meret Ernst and Christian Eggenberger. Preface by Armin Walpen

1st edition

, 2006

Text English, German, Französisch, Italienisch, Englisch

Harback in slipcase

352 pages, 250 color and 29 bw illustrations, 2 DVDs (PAL)

30 x 21 cm

ISBN 978-3-85881-172-1

In cooperation with SRG SSR and Hochparterre magazine


From furniture and textiles to typography, posters, and even sneakers, Swiss design is revered worldwide for its rich variety and clarity of vision. DESIGNsuisse celebrates modern Swiss design, showcasing its exquisite simplicity through a unique compilation of stunning, full-color images and critical essays on several of today’s most talented designers. Contributions from leading design experts and publicists place the designers and their works in context and reflect on the historical role of design in Switzerland and the emergence of specific design schools from the early 1900s to the present day.
Artfully packaged in a transparent slipcase, the book is accompanied by a two-DVD set, produced by the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation SRG SSR, featuring twenty-five film portraits of major Swiss designers, including the Freitag brothers, Hannes Wettstein, Kurt Thut, Lea Scherrer, Esther Brinkmann, and Jörg Zintzmeyer. An index and annotated bibliography round out this comprehensive reference work.

Authors & Editors

Christian Eggenberger

Meret Ernst

, born 1966, is a lecturer for history of design at the Academy of Art and Design (FHNW) in Basel and design and culture editor with Hochparterre magazine in Zurich. She is a member of the university council of Zurich University of Applied Sciences and Vice President of the Swiss Design Association (SDA). She has also curated various exhibitions on everyday culture, graphic art, and design.

Armin Walpen