‘Behind the Book' an evening of talks
Auditorium at the Istituto Marangoni, 30 Fashion Street, E1 6PX
The Most Beautiful Swiss Books competition was established to promote and reward finest book design in Switzerland, at the behest of the famous typographer and designer Jan Tschichold in 1943. The Swiss Federal Office of Culture organises the competition on an annual basis. Its purpose is to recognise excellence in the field of book design and production, as well as drawing attention to the array of remarkable and contemporary books by Swiss designers, printers and publishers. The five-person jury, chaired by Gilles Gavillet, assessed the submissions and selected 18 titles as The Most Beautiful Swiss Books of 2017.
The exhibition is hosted in London by designer Mathias Clottu in the Umlaut space since 2016, with an installation created with Dyvik Kahlen Architects.
Emerging Swiss design exhibitions are presented at the umlaut¨ gallery space on Fashion Street, off Brick Lane in London.
Emerging graphic design, product design, design theory and research, digital design and contemporary making are given a platform in a not-for-profit framework.
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, and establishing an intercultural dialogue between Swiss designers and the London public.
This series of design exhibitions is the result of a close collaboration between the Swiss Cultural Fund UK (SCF) and the British-Swiss marketing agency Blattler Ltd.
Gallery opening times: weekdays from 9am to 5pm.