Aino & Alvar Aalto | Kunstgewerbemuseum Zürich


Creator Rudolf Bircher
Printing year 1948
Sheet size (cm) 129×89.5
Printing technique Linocut
Printer Kunstgewerbemuseum Zürich
Condition A
Asking price 0 CHF
Categories Design & Architecture, Zurich

Original poster by Rudolf Bircher (he designed the legendary Swissair jet logo in 1952), designed on the occasion of the exhibition of the work by the Finnish designer and architect couple in 1948 at the Museum für Gestaltung (then the Museum of Arts and Crafts), which came about on the initiative of the Swiss art and architecture historian Sigfried Giedion (he brought Le Corbusier and his artistic [!] work to the Kunsthaus Zurich as early as 1938).

Avant-garde design that takes up the Finnish flag; one example is also in the Permanent Collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Composed of two sheets, as the museum’s press was too small to print a poster in the Swiss Weltformat, and virtually impossible to find.