Museum Für Gestaltung Zürich
Until 26 March, 2023
The Swiss design pioneer Willy Guhl (1915-2004) designed world-famous seating furniture such as the Eternit beach chair and Europe’s first plastic seat shell. For decades, Guhl conveyed a holistic design approach geared to people and their needs: durability, functionality and reduction to the essentials characterize his homely interiors and well thought-out everyday objects. As a teacher at the Zurich School of Applied Arts (today Zurich University of the Arts ZHdK), he showed generations of interior designers and product designers how good design is recognized with all the senses. The exhibition presents Willy Guhl’s work using design processes, prototypes, photos and films. And it offers many opportunities to lend a hand yourself.