Willy Guhl: Thinking with Your Hands (Paperback)

Willy Guhl: Thinking with Your Hands By Willy Guhl (Editor), Renate Menzi (Editor), Ann-Kathrin Hörrlein (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Cover Image

Willy Guhl: Thinking with Your Hands (Paperback)

By Willy Guhl (Editor), Renate Menzi (Editor), Ann-Kathrin Hörrlein (Text by (Art/Photo Books))

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The first overview of the influential Swiss modernist designer and teacher

A pioneer of modernist design in Switzerland, Willy Guhl (1915-2004) created world-famous furniture such as the Eternit garden chair and Europe's first plastic shell chair. In the tradition of modernism and against the traditional "Heimatstil," Guhl developed a holistic design approach, designing seating furniture, planters and mowing machines for companies such as Dietiker, Eternit and Aebi.
Guhl's designs, teaching methods and image archive bear witness to the innovations of the booming postwar design industry and the changing image of the industrial designer. As a teacher and later head of the class for interior and product design at the Zurich School of Arts and Crafts, Guhl influenced generations of Swiss designers.
This first comprehensive monograph illuminates Guhl's legacy in the context of his design and teaching practice, as well as current theories of the discipline. As a thematically structured catalog, it offers a complete index of all his projects.

Product Details ISBN: 9783037787151
ISBN-10: 3037787155
Publisher: Lars Muller Publishers
Publication Date: March 21st, 2023
Pages: 308
Language: English