After three exciting years of touring exhibitions in Japan, “Form#1: FormSWISS” is finally coming back to its home in Switzerland.
“FormSWISS” will showcase the current Swiss visual communication design. After touring Japan from 2020 to 2022, this exhibition will now be hosted at the world-renowned design university, ECAL (University of Art and Design Lausanne), in Switzerland. It starts on September 21st and will run for one month, curated by design platform Form, which is organized by the Tokyo-based visual communication design studio &Form.
Alfio Mazzei, Balmer Hählen, C2F, CCRZ, ECAL, Futur Neue, Gavillet & Cie, Hubertus Design, Ludovic Balland, Jannuzzi Smith, Kasper-Florio, Notter+Vigne, Simone Cavadini, Studio Feixen, SUPERO, Swiss Typefaces, Werner Jeker, ZHdK
Dates & Schedule
21.09 — 20.10.2023
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday — 1pm-5pm Free entry
Galerie l’ELAC (ECAL)
Avenue du Temple 5, 1020 Renens
Embassy of Switzerland in Japan Tuileries Fribourg & Lausanne SA
Planning: Form + ECAL
Exhibition Layout/Graphic Design: &Form
Exhibition Design: Ryuji Nakamura Architects
Web: full size image
This is the first book from Form, a new type of global design platform that transmits diverse values from around the world and their differences with Japan through various media, exhibitions and educational activities, based on a design perspective.
Focusing on Switzerland, #1 features the names of designers and educational institutions that live in small Swiss villages and towns but are making an impact on the world of design, and is suitable for unravelling "Swiss Design Today". The names of designers and educational institutions that live in small Swiss villages and towns but are influencing the world of design are lined up.
The book explores the ideal shape of designers in the future, design education and their work-life balance, getting to the essence of design, which is not superficial or decorative, and exploring together how a better future can be created.
Dimensions: 185 × 259 mm
Language: English, Japanese