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2002

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Book, Zumtobel 01-02 Annual Report, 2002

This is a book. It was design team member: Matthias Ernstberger, Stefan Sagmeister and Joe Stone and the art director was Stefan Sagmeister and manufactured by Zumtobel AG and photographed by Bela Borsodi. It is dated 2002 and we acquired it in 2011. Its medium is heat molded wove paper, digitally color printed wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

Stefan Sagmeister designed this annual report for Zumtobel, a German lighting company, with front and back covers made of molded paper. The text inside is interspersed with photographs of the three-dimensional cover under different lighting conditions, alluding to the nature of the company while producing a memorable artifact for shareholders and clients.
Sagmeister was born in Austria and studied graphic design at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and at the Pratt Institute in New York. After short apprenticeships with Leo Burnett’s Hong Kong Design Group and at M & Co., he opened his own firm in New York in 1993, Sagmeister Inc., which has since produced graphics, branding, and packaging for a variety of clients including Levi Strauss & Co., the Guggenheim Museum, and Time Warner Inc. Sagmeister was appointed to the Frank Stanton Chair at the Cooper Union School of Art and teaches in the graduate department of the School of Visual Arts, both in New York City. He has received almost every significant international design award, including the 2005 National Design Award in the field of Communications Design and two Grammys—one that same year for his packaging for the Talking Heads box set, Once in a Lifetime, and a second in 2010 for his packaging for the David Byrne and Brian Eno collaboration, Everything That Happens Will Happen Today.
Sagmeister’s graphic production is original and challenges the limits of his profession. This publication, part of a larger group of objects by Sagmeister proposed for acquisition, will augment the museum’s representation of work by this celebrated graphic designer.

This object was donated by Stefan Sagmeister. It is credited Gift of Stefan Sagmeister.

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Its dimensions are

27.1 x 21.2 x 2.8 cm (10 11/16 x 8 3/8 x 1 1/8 in.)

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Book, Zumtobel 01-02 Annual Report, 2002; Design Team Member: Stefan Sagmeister (Austrian, b. 1962); USA; heat molded wove paper, digitally color printed wove paper; 27.1 x 21.2 x 2.8 cm (10 11/16 x 8 3/8 x 1 1/8 in.); Gift of Stefan Sagmeister; 2011-34-7

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