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...

3D lettering on buildings

Temporary exhibition at Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Toni-Areal until 13.04.2019

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...

Bally – Swiss Shoes Since 1851

Temporary exhibition at Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Toni-Areal from 14.03.2019

Whether on the first ascent of Mount Everest or on the streets of Paris and London, Bally, founded in Switzerland, achieved worldwide fame with top-class shoes. The company is considered to have...

The Curatorial Project

Temporary exhibition at Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Toni-Areal from 24.05.2019

On the move, leaping into the unknown: tomorrow’s curators present themselves today. The Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, the museum of Zurich University of the Arts, is committed to educating the next...

Design Laboratory: Materials and Technology

Temporary exhibition at Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Toni-Areal from 28.06.2019

Ceramics dripping from a 3D printer? Clothing that helps one get up? Bacteria instead of leather for a shoe? What sounds like science fiction is already within reach. Not only in the laboratory, but...

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