A series of swiss contemporary design exhibitions
am·bit (ˈambIt) The scope, extent, or bounds of something.
Late Middle English (in the sense ‘precincts, environs’):
from Latin ambitus ‘circuit’, from ambire ‘go around’.
Ambit is the result of a close collaboration between the Swiss Cultural Fund UK (SCF), Blattler Ltd and Presence Switzerland to give emerging graphic design, product design, design theory and research, digital design and contemporary making a platform in a not-for-profit framework to establish an intercultural dialogue between Swiss designers and the London public.
Over the course of one year, emerging Swiss Design will be presented in a series of exhibitions. This initiative was taken to give the vibrant, innovative design movement in Switzerland a presence in the context of one of the world’s leading cultural cities, examining the scope of contemporary design questions and approaches.
Design plays a significant, and often overlooked, role in everyone’s lives. We operate and surround ourselves with items that may suit a specific purpose, but functionality is often only the initial drive in choosing or finding a solution. Whether it is a font, an object or a tool we operate, in Le Corbusier’s words most things belong to the machine of living.
Without attempting to present a comprehensive overview of Switzerland’s design scene, we invite you to reflect on the vast scope of different design practices, with various overlaps from the printed word to the crafted object.
'Nomadic Murals’ by Jonas Berthod
6 MAY – 4 June 2016
‘Gamut’ by Julien Tavelli & David Keshavjee - Maximage
10 June – 16 July 2016
'It takes thousands of bricks to build a future, but only a few to barricade it.’
by David Suter & Rafayel Sdanewitsch
22 July – 3 September 2016
Stolz & Demut
15 September – 16 October 2016
MIGRANT by Isabel Seiffert, Christoph Miler, Justinien Tribillon &
Catarina de Almeida Brito
20 October – 26 November 2016
The Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2015. Curator Mathias Clottu
2 December – 14 January 2017
Inside Terrain Vague by Sophie Staub & Roland Brauchli
January 2017 – February 2017 Opening TBC