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Atlas of Furniture Design

M. Kries, J. Eisenbrand (Eds)., Atlas of Furniture Design. Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, 2019.

In November 2019, the Vitra Design Museum will publish the Magnum Opus among design publications. The establishment of Bauhaus in 1919, the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the foundation of the Vitra Design Museum itself in the same year are momentous events. The year of the appearance of the English edition of … Read more » “Atlas of Furniture Design”

The Collection of the West Wing

Prunkstube Palazzo Pestalozzi, 1585, mit Spiegeln. Photo/Foto: TES.

The renovation of the West Wing of the National Museum in Zurich has been completed. This wing of the museum has been restored to its 1898 conditions, but equipped with interactive media and made accessible to all target groups, in four languages. The Museum in Zurich is a kind of headquarter of three National Museums … Read more » “The Collection of the West Wing”

One Park, Three Dialects

Zillis. Photo/Foto: TES.

The cultural landscape in the Beverin Natural Park varies due to the immigration of the Walser in the 13th and 14th centuries and the ancient presence of Romansh people. The influence of the Walser culture is still strong in the Safiental and some neighbouring villages, not only concerning the language but also by the settlement … Read more » “One Park, Three Dialects”