PA-DONG! The furniture of Susi and Ueli Berger

They created Swiss design icons: for over 40 years, Susi Berger-Wyss, a graphic designer and Ueli Berger, an artist, designed furniture together. In the 1960s, the couple abandoned the well-trodden paths of modernism and ventured into a world of contrasts between found objects and popular culture, rationality, and sensuality. Driven by curiosity, they cast a critical eye at the existing and play with symbols from comics or folk art, which lends their designs an exciting ambiguity. On the occasion of the publication of a comprehensive catalog of their works, the exhibition presents the original furniture, which is housed in the museum’s Design Collection. Besides Kungfu Regal, Robot Kommode, Soft-Chair, or Wolkenlampe, exhibits include original drawings, prototypes, photographs, and advertising material.


Exhibitions and events

Design Studio: Processes

Temporary exhibition at Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Toni-Areal until 14.04.2019

How is a chair, a lamp, or a typeface developed? How do designers approach the design process? What kind of cultural and social relevance does design have? The Museum für Gestaltung is launching the...

Protest! Resistance posters

Temporary exhibition at Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Toni-Areal until 02.09.2018

Globalization, women’s rights, Trump: the poster has established itself as an effective medium for political struggle. 50 years after 1968, the onset of a worldwide rebellion, this exhibition...

Social Design

Temporary exhibition at Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Toni-Areal from 05.10.2018

A loom to start a business, a do-it-yourself house, or a solar kiosk for local power supply: social design is design for and with society — and highly topical. The consequences of the global growth...

3D lettering on buildings

Temporary exhibition at Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Toni-Areal from 07.12.2018

Three-dimensional typefaces are omnipresent and exceptionally di verse: from festive decorations to shop displays, from art installations to typefaces on buildings and in public space. Such...

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