The collaboration between the family-run, specialty fashion store Weinberg and the design and architect duo of Trix and Robert Haussmann spans a quarter century. Not only did they work together on shaping the Weinberg stores along the Bahnhofstrasse in Zurich, but within the context of this working relationship, also for fashion brands, including Lanvin and Courrèges, for which they developed together atmospheric and cleverly innovative store concepts in the vein of the Haussmann’s “Critical Mannerism.” Using plans, drawings, and architectural photographs, Haussmann für Weinberg sheds light on their six collaborations that date back twenty years from the publication date of 2015. It is accompanied by a conversation between the art historian Gabrielle Schaad, Trix and Robert Haussmann, as well as the architect duo of Isa Stürm and Urs Wolf, who wrote a new chapter in the company’s history when they renovated the Weinberg Ladies’ Store in late 2014, as the book went to press. Richly illustrated with news clippings and company brochures Haussmann für Weinberg is a fashion, design, and architecture book in equal parts that precisely captures the Zeitgeist and shines a light on an ironic, illusionistic, Swiss Modernism that goes beyond strictly “good form.” Thanks to Edition Patrick Frey (Zurich).
164 pages, 22.5 cm × 30 cm, softcover, Edition Patrick Frey (Zurich).