My favourite piece

Thonet B9

Thonet B9

The beginning of a special love story: the Thonet B9 by Gebrüder Thonet GmbH, 1927, Design Collection, Museum für Gestaltung Zürich. My favourite piece BRUNO...

NEAR Toolbox

Anything but bog-standard: The NEAR toolbox needs to be actively designed and makes a lot possible. Photograph: Regula Bearth FAVOURITE PIECE BY RENATO SOLDE...

Focus Raw

BY GIANNA BÄRTSCH ___ Everything begins in a raw state. It is the starting point, the point of departure. This issue focuses on the raw and leads back to or...

Previsualisation Table

Virtual film-making: the previsualisation table enables previewing technically complex film projects before shooting. Photograph: Betty Fleck © ZHdK FAVOURITE...

Media return unit

A look behind the "monastery gate" where 70,000 media return home every year. Photograph: Regula Bearth © ZHdK Favourite piece BY FABIENNE KOCH ___ On le...

Pregnancy Belly

The pregnancy belly is the most borrowed item at ZHdK’s props room. Photograph: Regula Bearth © ZHdK My favourite piece BY MARIA PATE ___ Sequined shirts...

Cascading staircase

A clear view of the stage: the cascading staircase offers the best seats in the house for watching a performance of Contemporary Dance students. Photograph: Re...

Basic Stool

Fabio Hendry and Seongil Choi (right) develop new production methods and use unusual materials for their design objects. Photographs: Hansruedi Rohrer My favo...

Brio Flex Railtracks

Roman Jurt’s flexible Brio railroad tracks embody a new kind of participatory design and have therefore been included in the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich’s Des...