Exhibition: Irma Boom book design

The Dutch graphic designer Irma Boom is one of the most well-known contemporary book designers. With the use of unfamiliar formats, materials, colors, structures, and typography she makes the book into a visual and haptic experience. Irma Boom studied at the AKI Art Academy in Enschede, and in 1991 she established her own office in Amsterdam. Among her most important clients are the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, the Prince Claus Fund, OMA / Rem Koolhaas, the United Nations, Vitra International and Zumtobel. She has been a guest critic at Yale University since 1992 and lectures all over the world. Her books have been shown at numerous international exhibitions and are also represented in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Among other awards, in 2001 she received the Gutenberg Prize for her complete work. The museum is showing a selection of her works in the context of her designing the book “Every Thing Design” about the collections of the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich.

Organizer: Museum of Design Zürich

Link to description at the museum website.

Admission: free

Opening hours

3 April to 19 July 2009

Tuesday-Friday: 13:00-17:00

Sunday: 13:00-17:00

Don’t miss the lecture by Irma Book on Wednesday May 13, 19:30 in the other building.



Museum für Gestaltung Zürich


Limmatstrasse 55

CH-8005 Zurich

Tram stop “Museum für Gestaltung”, tram 4 and 13 or

5 minutes walk from Zurich Main Station

Exit Sihlquai, direction Limmatplatz