Ginger Zalaba grew up among artists and designers. Originally she dreamt of owning a gallery. She graduated from Zurich University of the Arts with a master’s in exhibition design. After her father’s death, she took over her parents’ company in her mid-twenties and, with great determination, transformed it into the design studio she has managed since 2012. In the meantime she has studied interior design at the IED Institute of Design in Italy and made her début at the world’s leading furnishings show, the Salone del Mobile in Milan, with her own furniture collection in 2015. She draws on the designs of her grandfather Otto Kolb, the famous Swiss architect and designer, who designed buildings in America in the 1950s which adhered to the principles of the Bauhaus – buildings which today feature in the National Register of Historic Places. Aisuu Chair and Aisuu Side Chair are the artist’s tribute to her grandfather – and the first joint project of Zalaba and Walter Knoll.
A Child of Bauhaus: How Ginger Zalaba reinterpreted her grandfather's ideas