Josef Müller-Brockmann (1914–1996) was a leading figure in Swiss graphic design starting the 1950s, helping to pioneer the Swiss Style that would shape graphic design worldwide for decades. After an early career doing illustrations, he did a radical about-face in 1950, henceforth developing an uncompromisingly rational formal language. His posters are legendary, and the magazine he founded, “New Graphic Design” (1958–1965), spread the doctrine of sober design based on constructive principles across the continents. Large corporations and public institutions were soon adopting this objective approach as a model for design concepts that still remain valid today. As a teacher in Japan and at the design schools in Zurich and Ulm, as well as a lecturer and consultant (e.g. for IBM Europe), Müller-Brockmann was a distinctive voice in the design world. He was married to the Japanese-Swiss artist Shizuko Yoshikawa.
AVG (Average) is the balance between design and function. The name closely reflects our philosophy; to source everyday, useful products from around the world that serve a meaningful purpose in our customers lives, while adding to the overall beauty of their daily life.
Founded by designer Chris Hanz with Morgan Maisano in 2016, today in addition to the online store you can find the Average showroom on West Queen West in Toronto.
The collection is hand-picked by the founders and includes unique handmade pieces and mass produced items and can range in form between apparel to furniture, but maintains a common thread of timeless items designed with honesty, thought and integrity.
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Toronto, ON M5V 1Y9
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