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.
Expanding the idea of uneven ground and undefined spaces within the urban context to a more general reflection about the idea of an open state of possibilities and its role in the process of design, Sophie Staub and Roland Brauchli curated an interior that invites the notion of an undomesticated open space inside.
Through a selection of designed objects, texts and images, the project ‘Inside Terrain Vague’ showcases independent designers and design critics from a wide range of disciplines such as urban design, illustration, textiles, paper, furniture and product and graphic design featuring work by Laetitia de Allegri, Mandy Brandan, Marlis Candinas, Fabien Capello, Designbutik, Michael Huebner, Paul Knight, Mickaël Marchand, Giles Round and others.
Opening 2 February with a sound performance by Network Ensemble.
‘Inside Terrain Vague’ is another edition of the ongoing project series ‘Another Spot to Visit’, a collaboration between Sophie Staub and Roland Brauchli, through which they explore questions in design and art. www.anotherspot.tumblr.com
Sophie Staub is a philosopher and designer based in Basel and Paris. Following studies in Visual Communication she went on to study Philosophy, Literature and Art Theory. Sophie is currently working on a PhD in Aesthetics and Art Theory at the University of Basel while participating in exhibition projects as well as design-related research projects about the social and political dimension of design and communication within the realities of developments of urban space.
Roland Brauchli is a designer and artist based in London. Following studies in Visual Communication in Basel and New York he joined the design team at Graphic Thought Facility in London. After completing a Masters Degree at Camberwell, University of the Arts, London he started his own creative practice collaborating with designers, writers, editors and artists on books and other projects. www.rolandbrauchli.com