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Natalie Bringolf / Kristin Irion

a selection of the signage work (2006 – 2011)

a selection of the signage work (2006 – 2011)
© FOC / Anja Schori

'Bezirksgebäude Dietikon' (2010)
© Natalie Bringolf / Kristin Irion

'Bezirksgebäude Dietikon' (2010)
© Natalie Bringolf / Kristin Irion

'Bezirksgebäude Dietikon' (2010)
© Natalie Bringolf / Kristin Irion

'Bezirksgebäube Dietikon' (2010), detail
© Natalie Bringolf / Kristin Irion

'Bezirksgebäube Dietikon' (2010), detail
© FOC / Anja Schori

© Natalie Bringolf / Kristin Irion

© Natalie Bringolf / Kristin Irion

© Natalie Bringolf / Kristin Irion

a selection of the signage work (2006 – 2011)

a selection of the signage work (2006 – 2011)
© FOC / Anja Schori

© Natalie Bringolf / Kristin Irion

'Novartis Campus', Basel (2006)
© Natalie Bringolf / Kristin Irion

'Novartis Campus', Basel (2006), detail
© Natalie Bringolf / Kristin Irion

© Natalie Bringolf / Kristin Irion

City Garden Hotel, Zug (2009)
© Natalie Bringolf / Kristin Irion

City Garden Hotel, Zug (2009)
© Natalie Bringolf / Kristin Irion

City Garden Hotel, Zug (2009), detail
© Natalie Bringolf / Kristin Irion

City Garden Hotel, Zug (2009)
© Natalie Bringolf / Kristin Irion

a selection of the signage work (2006 – 2011)

a selection of the signage work (2006 – 2011)
© FOC / Anja Schori

Municipal administration, Regensdorf (2011)
© Natalie Bringolf / Kristin Irion

Municipal administration, Regensdorf (2011)
© Natalie Bringolf / Kristin Irion

Municipal administration, Regensdorf (2011), detail
© Natalie Bringolf / Kristin Irion

Municipal administration, Regensdorf (2011)
© Natalie Bringolf / Kristin Irion

Sony building, Schlieren (2011), detail
© FOC / Anja Schori

Sony building, Schlieren (2011)
© Natalie Bringolf / Kristin Irion

Sony building, Schlieren (2011), detail
© Natalie Bringolf / Kristin Irion

Letters and numbers for the Sony building, Schlieren (2011)
© Natalie Bringolf / Kristin Irion

Sony building, Schlieren (2011)
© Natalie Bringolf / Kristin Irion

Portrait

Portrait
© BAK / Gina Folly

Overview

Category

Graphic Design

 

Work

Signage works (2006-2011)

Essay

The Bringolf Irion Vögeli Perspective

For their competition entry, the firm of Bringolf Irion Vögeli have submitted a selection of their work from the period spanning from 2006 to 2011. Kristin Irion and Natalie Bringolf and their team of designers are among Switzerland's foremost specialists in signage design.

All the projects in Bringolf Irion Vögeli's portfolio show an enthusiasm for dealing with a wide variety of materials - whether taken from architecture or developed through a meticulous process of trying out new shapes and visual profiles. In every example of their lettering one can see the pleasure the team takes in script, materials and innovation. These designers think a step ahead and on a grander scale. It is not simply a question of adding information to the building, it is also a case of adding value and the purposeful touch of a designer.

One telling example is Peter Märkli's Visitor Center on the Novartis Campus in Basel. The signage design boldly takes up space in the interior of the building. Whilst the materials are borrowed from the architect's striking and prominent railings, the forms are liberated individual three-dimensional objects which, depending on the light incidence and where the viewer is standing, either allow the scripts to be read or turn them into abstract shapes. The same successful balancing of integration and addition is visible in other projects of Bringolf Irion Vögeli - frequently as soon as one sees the outer façade. The City Garden Hotel in Zug, for instance, is embellished with large letters which project from the façade. The lettering engages in a dialogue with the material - which it reflects - and with the sculptural design of the architecture.

Resources

Biography

Name

Natalie Bringolf

 

Born

1964

Education

Graphic Designer


 

Home page

www.bivgrafik.ch

Biography

Name

Kristin Irion

 

Born

1965

Education

Graphic Designer


 

Home page

www.bivgrafik.ch