Over the course of one year emerging Swiss Design will be presented at umlaut¨ on Fashion Street, off Brick Lane in London. This initiative was taken to give the vibrant, innovative design movement in Switzerland a presence in the context of one of the world’s leading cultural cities, examining the scope of contemporary design questions and approaches.
This series of design exhibitions is the result of a close collaboration between the Swiss Cultural Fund UK (SCF) and Blattler Ltd to give emerging graphic design, product design, design theory and research, digital design and contemporary making a platform in a not-for-profit framework to establish an intercultural dialogue between Swiss designers and the London public.
Gallery opening times: weekdays from 9am to 5pm.
We live in an age of deep social, political and economic change.
This exhibition proposes to look at and discuss some of the visible and invisible by-products of the shifting ground on which we stand.
Produced especially for the exhibition, the pieces borrow from the ‘low’ and the ‘high’, adapting the tropes of the epic tapestry to a contemporary context.
Jonas Berthod is a designer and researcher who studied at ECAL (Switzerland) and RCA (London). He runs an independent practice dealing with his overlapping interests in design, research and teaching. Research, as an integral part of his practice, is explored through self-directed design projects, giving talks and workshops, and writing. He is a lecturer in Critical History of Design and in Design Research at ECAL, Lausanne.