Famous Ordinary Things / Meret Ernst


A tribute to modest Swiss objects. Filled with snapshots of personal items taken with mobile phones by Swiss “celebrities” in creative, artistic, or political fields, the resulting images underline the contemporary landscape of home and office interiors in Switzerland, reminding readers of how objects impact and shape everyday lives. The collection is a kaleidoscopic voyage through nostalgic and progressive visions, visually interrogating the relationship between object and owner, collector and consumer.

An index identifies contributors and shares anecdotal accounts of the objects and images. 

Contributors include Mario Botta, Olaf Breuning, Alain de Botton, Hans Ulrich Obrist, and many others.

Published by Dabook (Switzerland), 2017

Softcover, 158 pages, full color, 5.0 × 7.1 inches

ISBN: 978-88-903839-0-8