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Knoll and Herbert Matter

Graphic Design, Photography

Posted by Mark Sinclair, 13 September 2012, 9:46    Permalink    Comments (2)

Herbert Matter was design consultant at Knoll from 1946 to 1966 and created the furniture company's original logo. A new exhibition at Knoll International in London will present his identity work alongside some of his best campaign posters for the brand...

Knoll and Matter: Redefining Visual Communication features a range of the Swiss designer's work for the company, in particular his method of using photography and photomontage in his graphic design.

A further selection of work by Matter is available to view at the AIGA website, and also on this pinterest group, Herbert Matter and Knoll.

On Saturday September 29 at 11am and 2pm, Reto Caduff's film, The Visual Language of Herbert Matter, will be screened at the Knoll International showroom at the address below, followed by Matter's film, The Works of Calder. A 12 minute edit of the Caduff film will run during the show.

On Tuesday September 18 at 7pm there will be an 'in-conversation' event at the London showroom with Kerry William Purcell, Professor of Design History at University of Hertfordshire, while on Saturday September 22, there will be a screening of the documentary The Visual Language of Herbert Matter.

Knoll and Matter: Redefining Visual Communication runs until October 14 at Knoll International, 91 Goswell Road, London EC1V 7EX. See

Herbert Matter


What time is the screening of the documentary? (no info on the Knoll website)
Daniela Meloni
2012-09-13 15:43:20

@Daniela Thanks for the comment, I'll find out for you and add to the post
CR Mark Sinclair
2012-09-13 15:47:33

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